Pre-shipping – After a successful run of more than three months, Bohemia Interactive has announced the discontinuation of the Carrier Command: Gaea Mission Play & Contribute Beta program. The P&C beta – brought to life to aid the development process – will be replaced by a pre-order deal on Monday 30th July. This means people still have one and a half weeks left to seize the heavily discounted € 20 Play & Contribute offer (which includes beta-access and a digital copy of the final game) on Bohemia Interactive’s Store.bistudio.com.
Now that the game is nearing completion, feedback will no longer be necessary. Nevertheless, those who signed up for the P&C program will still able to play the beta
Lead Designer, Jaroslav Kašný, said:
As a result of the Play & Contribute Beta, we’ve been able to improve almost every aspect of the game. It was inspiring and motivating to see the wonderful response from our already passionate community. On behalf of myself and my colleagues, I’d like to thank you all for the great support!
The new Store.bistudio.com pre-order deal, starting on Monday 30th July, offers a hefty 25% pre-order discount on Carrier Command: Gaea Mission for PC. It also gives people the opportunity to play the latest P&C beta build and try out the Strategy Game mode. The discount will decrease by the end of August.
To take advantage of the Carrier Command: Gaea Mission Play & Contribute deal while it still lasts, people are advised to visit Store.bistudio.com/carrier-command-gaea-mission before the end of next weekend.
About the Game
Based on a groundbreaking 80s classic, Carrier Command: Gaea Mission takes place on the breathtaking planetoid Taurus and revolves around the conflict between the Asian Pacific Alliance and the United Earth Coalition. In command of an armed vehicle carrier, players will traverse the seas to establish a network of island bases for mining, manufacturing and defense.
The game offers a vast amount of player freedom and integrates real-time strategy elements, like commanding units, managing resources and customizing equipment, with 1st/3rd-person action, by letting players take instant and direct control of any unit at any time.
The Play & Contribute pack* includes
Access to the P&C Beta
The purpose of the P&C beta is to gather feedback from outside enthusiasts, so that we can ensure that the game will be as solid as possible when it is released
Playable in the beta is a compressed version of the Strategic Campaign. At the start of this mode, you will set a few starting parameters, like the number of islands (up to 9 in the P&C Beta – 30+ in the full game), the ratio of captured islands and enemy strength. Then, by conquering and establishing a network of bases for manufacturing, mining and defense, the campaign is pushed forward, with the ultimate goal being to destroy the opposing enemy carrier. Overall, the gameplay experience in the Strategic Campaign is very similar to the main, story-driven, Gaea Mission campaign, which will be present in the full and final game. However, it does not include the first-person shooter missions, cinematic cutscenes and tutorials. Therefore, a brief and basic manual is supplied together with the beta.
If you have any suggestions for improvements, please let us know via the special Feedback Tracker. You can also share your experiences via the dedicated Carrier Command P&C Beta section on the Bohemia Interactive Forums.
Store.bistudio.com copy of Carrier Command: Gaea Mission upon release
Download the full game when it’s available in Bohemia Interactive’s store.
*This is a limited-time offer.
Main Features in the full-final game:
Gaea Mission campaign
Follow the deep story coinciding with the second book of the Gaea Universe trilogy and evolve from an underdog to a skilled Carrier commander and prevail against all odds with your ragtag crew.
Free roam strategy mode
Enjoy a game mode closely based on the original 80s classics! Choose startup settings and the balance of power and challenge the enemy carrier to an ultimate strategic duel.
Massive game environment
Explore 30+ unique islands in 6 distinct climatic zones.
Unique game mechanics
Control a seamless blend of real-time remotely controllable vehicles with a programmable battle computer to dominate the battlefield.
Acquire and manufacture new upgrades, weapons and enhancements for your carrier and vehicles, but don’t forget to keep an eye on your ammo and fuel stocks as well.
Traverse the seas to establish a network of island bases for defense, mining and manufacturing. Keep a steady supply of resources and equipment to push your campaign forward.
|OS: Windows XP / Windows 7 / Vista||OS: Windows XP / Windows 7 / Vista|
|Processor: Intel Core2Duo 2.5Ghz or AMD Athlon Phenom X4 or faster||Processor: Quad Core CPU or fast Dual Core CPU (Intel Core 2.8 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ or faster)|
|Memory: 2 GB||Memory: 4 GB|
|Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce 8800GT with Shader Model 3 and 512 MB VRAM, or faster||Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce 460 or faster with Shader Model 3 and 1GB or more VRAM|
|Hard Drive: 5 GB free HDD space||Hard Drive: 5 GB free HDD space|
About the beta-content:
The beta includes a considerable slice of the ‘Strategy Game’ mode. At the start of this mode, players will have to set a few starting parameters, like the number of islands (up to 9 in the beta and 30+ in the full game), the ratio of captured islands, and enemy strength. Then, by conquering and establishing a network of bases for manufacturing, mining and defense, the campaign is pushed forward, with the ultimate goal being to destroy the opposing enemy carrier. The main, story-driven, Gaea Mission campaign – which also features first-person shooter missions, cinematic cutscenes and tutorials – will be present in the full game.
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About Carrier Command: Gaea Mission
Based on a groundbreaking 80s classic, Carrier Command: Gaea Mission takes place on the breathtaking planetoid Taurus and revolves around the conflict between the Asian Pacific Alliance and the United Earth Coalition. The game floats a refreshing combination of 1st/3rd-person action – letting players take instant and direct control of any unit at any time – with real-time strategy elements, like commanding units, managing resources and customizing equipment. In command of an armed vehicle carrier, players will traverse the seas to engage in free-roaming combat and establish a strategic network of island bases for mining, manufacturing and defense. The game is scheduled for a Windows PC and Xbox 360® release on 27 September 2012.
About Bohemia Interactive
Established in 1999 in Prague, Czech Republic, Bohemia Interactive is an independent game development studio which is primarily known for its award-winning mil-sim Arma series, starting with Arma: Cold War Assault. Bohemia Interactive is also the proud developer of the recently released Take On Helicopters and the upcoming Carrier Command: Gaea Mission and Arma 3. More information about Bohemia Interactive is available at www.bistudio.com.