Knights of the Sky - Le Bottin des Jeux Linux

Knights of the Sky

Specifications

Title: Knights of the Sky Type: Linux Game
Genre: Simulation Status:
Category: Simulation ➤ Aircraft Flight ➤ Assignment / Mission Commercial: ✓
Tags: Action; Aviation; Flight; World War I & II Demo:
Released: Not Tracking Package Name:
Date: Extern Repo:
License: Commercial Repo:
Perspective: Third & First person Package:
Visual: 3D Binary:
Pacing: Real Time Source:
Played: Single & Multi PDA:
Quality (record): 5 stars Quality (game):
Contrib.: Goupil & Louis ID: 14689
Created: 2015-04-05 Updated: 2020-02-14

Summary

[fr]: Un simulateur (sorti en 1990) de vol de combat de la 1ere guerre mondiale, plaçant le joueur aux commandes d'avions (20 modèles) d'époque, selon plusieurs modes : campagne, combat simple et entraînement. [en]: Simulation of Aerial Combat and Gallantry in World War 1

Videos

Trailer / Gameplay [en] / [en] / [fr] :

Links

Website & videos
[Homepage] [Dev site] [Features/About] [Screenshots] [Videos t t t r r r(Amiga) r r r g g] [WIKI] [FAQ] [RSS] [Changelog 1 2 3]

Commercial : [Steam]

Resources
[MyAbandonware]
Technical informations
[Open Hub] [PCGamingWiki] [MobyGames]

Social
Devs (MicroProse [fr] [en]) : [Site 1 2] [twitter] [Facebook] [YouTube] [Interview 1 2]
Published by (Retroism [fr] [en]) : [Site 1 2] [twitter] [Facebook] [YouTube] [Interview 1 2]
Game : [Blog] [Forums] [twitter] [YouTube]

On other sites
[Wikipedia (Knights of the Sky) [fr] [en]]
[Mobygames]

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Description [fr]

Un simulateur (sorti en 1990) de vol de combat de la 1ere guerre mondiale, plaçant le joueur aux commandes d'avions (20 modèles) d'époque, par le studio MicroProse (fermé), publié par le studio Retroism (partenariat entre les studios Night Dive Studios et Tommo).

Inspiré de Wikipedia en :

Knights of the Sky est un simulateur (sorti en 1990) de vol de combat de la 1ere guerre mondiale, plaçant le joueur aux commandes d'avions (20 modèles) d'époque, selon plusieurs modes : campagne, combat simple, tête à tête (NdT : jeu en multi. Pas sûr que ce mode soit implémenté dans ce portage) et entraînement.
Chaque mission comprend un objectif principal (exemple : bombarder un aéroport allemand derrière les lignes ennemies), mais aussi éventuellement des combats aériens annexes pouvant survenir en chemin. Le jeu comptabilise les avions abattus, ce qui influe sur votre position vis à vis d'autres as du vol / d'icônes de la guerre tel que le Baron Rouge ou d'autres figures incluses et pouvant être rencontrées au cours du jeu.

Wikipedia fr :
Knights of the Sky est un simulateur de vol de combat sorti sur les plates-formes Amiga, Atari ST et DOS.

Ce jeu en 3D temps réel se déroule durant la Première Guerre mondiale, les missions consistes en des reconnaissances, des combats aériens et des bombardements autour des tranchées.

Description [en]

Simulation of Aerial Combat and Gallantry in World War 1.

Flying north along the road from Lille to bust a German recon balloon. I wave to the foot boys in their muddy trenches. Poor devils. Oh, how they envy me!

Off to the left! Can it be? The scoundrel in the red Fokker! My dear chum Bates signaled that his gun was jammed, but that greedy Hun downed him nonetheless. The Fokker is flying east. Homeward, low on petrol, no doubt. The balloon can wait. This won’t take long.

You are a hunter stalking Germany’s most celebrated pilots, including the infamous Baron Manfred von Richtofen. Using news and intelligence reports as well as your own intuition, you track down the 16 men whose successors diminish your own. In the gallant tradition of the ancient knights, you challenge each to determine who is truly World War 1’s Ace of Aces.


Wikipedia:
Knights of the Sky is a World War I combat flight simulator designed by Jeff Briggs and published by MicroProse in 1990 for DOS and in 1991 for the Amiga and Atari ST.

A MicroProse action-strategy game titled Knights of the Sky (actually a Mega Drive port of 1992's The Ancient Art of War in the Skies[citation needed]) was also completed in 1994 but never released. In 2007, it was also a working title for the never-finished World War I flight simulator that was supposed to be a debut title by the now-closed developer Gennadich Team.

Gameplay

Knights of the Sky came with multiple gameplay options including full World War 1 campaign, single dogfight, head to head and flight training.

The World War 1 campaign mode involved moving through a series of missions. Each mission contained an objective (ex: bomb a specific German airport behind enemy lines) as well as a number of dogfights that would naturally arise in the course of attempting to complete the primary objective. The game would track the number of enemy planes you shot down in total and would rank your character as compared to other famous World War I aces. Iconic World War 1 flying aces like the Red Baron as well as other well-known historic figures were included in the game and would occasionally be encountered in dogfights. As you progressed through the game your mechanic would provide you intel on where you might encounter these aces.

The single Dogfight mode allowed the player to select from a number of historical World War 1 aces with which to engage in a dogfight.

Head to head mode allowed the player to challenge another player, via modem connection, to a dogfight.

Features

☑ Fly 20 plans; every major fighter in WWI
☑ Navigate with actual mappings of trenches, roads, cities, aerodromes, anti-aircraft guns and more.
☑ See actions from 13 dazzling 3-D perspectives.