PBEM added to War Plan Pacific version 1.0.3

May 9, 2009

The latest version of War Plan Pacific, 1.0.3 includes support for Play By E-Mail (PBEM) play. This allows two players to engage in a stragegic battle at their own pace - not even needing to play at the same time. Each player finishes his or her turn, then emails the saved file to the other player.

Now you can tackle the ultimate strategic challenge of WPP - a human opponent - without needing to synchronize schedules. The patch is free to current owners of WPP and is available for download from Shrapnel Games.

War Plan Pacific Promo video available

May 2, 2009

KE Studios has released a promotional video of War Plan Pacific showing highlights of gameplay along with quotes from some of the reviews the game has gotten.

The video is hosted on YouTube and can be watched either on KEStudios new YouTube channel, or from the Games page.

GameShark awards War Plan Pacific an Editor's Choice

Feb 18, 2009

Troy S. Goodfellow of FlashOfSteel reviews War Plan Pacific for GameShark and gives it an A-minus, as well as an Editor's Choice.

This is the light wargame that so many people have been waiting for. Still, light is not the same as casual. This is an appetizer for meatier fare, of course, but it has a flavor and value of its own, independent of its entry level status...War Plan Pacific is simply the latest wargame to demonstrate that the genre has moved well beyond the grognard mainstays of hexes and combat resolution tables. It is a quick playing and transparent game with an elegance that puts a lot of larger budget games to shame.

For more information, including screenshots and ordering information, please visit the official product page at:

http://www.shrapnelgames.com/KE_Studios/WPP/WPP_page.html

War Plan Pacific Reviewed by The Wargamer

Jan 26, 2009

Jim Zabek has reviewed War Plan Pacific for The Wargamer. Key takeaways from the review are:

War Plan Pacific is a debut title from KE Studios, and credit needs to be given here up front. It is uncommon to see games that master simplicity, elegance, historical accuracy, and fast gameplay. War Plan Pacific finds that sweet spot and hits it perfectly...War Plan Pacific is a terrific game. Fun, fast, and gives a real feeling of history, this is a masterpiece of abstraction...As it stands, War Plan Pacific is great. Addictive, accurate, fun, and fast - wargamers seeking light fare can't do better. I love these kinds of games and I can't wait to see what KE Studios cooks up next.

For more information, including screenshots and ordering information, please visit the official product page at:

http://www.shrapnelgames.com/KE_Studios/WPP/WPP_page.html

War Plan Pacific mentioned as Best Wargame of 2008

Dec 30, 2008

FlashofSteel.com has tagged War Plan Pacific as Best Wargame (in a tie with Gary Grigsby's War Between the States) in their 2008 Strategy wrap-up.

For more information, including screenshots and ordering information, please visit the official product page at:

http://www.shrapnelgames.com/KE_Studios/WPP/WPP_page.html

War Plan Pacific Shpping

Dec 16, 2008

War Plan Pacific screenshot

War Plan Pacific has begun shipping from the publisher, Shrapnel Games.

For more information, including screenshots and ordering information, please visit the official product page at:

http://www.shrapnelgames.com/KE_Studios/WPP/WPP_page.html

War Plan Pacific Reviewed by Out Of Eight PC Games Reviews, receives 7/8: Buy it rating

Dec 15, 2008

James Allen, of Out Of Eight PC Game Reviews, reviewed War Plan Pacific and gave it a 7/8 (out of eight - get it?) rating.

Read the full review.

War Plan Pacific Gone Gold! Pre-sales very strong.

Dec 1, 2008

KE Studios is pleased to announce that War Plan Pacific has gone gold and is off to manufacturing. Shrapnel Games, publisher of WPP, estimates that the official release date will be December 16th.

Shrapnel Games' Tim Brooks indicates that WPP has had the best pre-release sales period of any game they've published in over 5 years!

For more information, including screenshots and ordering information, please visit the official product page at:

http://www.shrapnelgames.com/KE_Studios/WPP/WPP_page.html

War Plan Pacific available for Pre-Order

Sept 30, 2008

KE Studios is pleased to announce that War Plan Pacific is now available for pre-order from Shrapnel Games. For more information, including screenshots and a link to pre-order, please visit the official product page at

http://www.shrapnelgames.com/KE_Studios/WPP/WPP_page.html

War Plan Pacific (formerly code-named Bywater) Scheduled For 2008 Beta

January 11, 2008

Bywater map KE Studios' first title, War Plan Pacific, is nearing Beta release status. War Plan Pacificis a Grand Strategic wargame covering naval battles in the Pacific Theater of WWII.

In the wake of Pearl Harbor, with the Pacific Fleet a shambles and the Far East falling one domino after another to Imperial Japan, you take the helm. Instead of Nimitz, FDR taps you to lead the Allied comeback. Or, step into Yamamoto’s place, leading the Combined Fleet against the sleeping giant you have just awakened. You must secure the vital Southern Resources Area before the Allied fleet grows too large to resist. In either role, survey a vast map of the Pacific Theater, from the US West Coast to Singapore, from the Aleutians to Australia. A few dozen key bases dot that map, mostly isolated islands connected only by the vital sea lanes. Your Navy, so vast in port, seems to shrink as you spread the ships across the Pacific on all the vital missions needed for victory. Bywater concept art

Turn-based, fast-paced, and historical, this is a game you can play in an evening, and replay for many evenings to come.

Further details on the game and the beta program will be available soon.