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The Foreigner The war for Arctic oil has begun!. However, do not worry too much; it is just the back-story for the new Norwegian computer game, Naval War: Arctic Circle. Naval War: Arctic Circle (NWAC) is a real time strategy game (RTS) produced by the Turbo Tape Games company. The action in the game takes place in the year 2030 and players will take part in a war based both on water and in the air. The fighting forces involved in the game are NATO, Russia, the U.S. and the Northern Alliance. The game play takes place close to the Arctic Circle, making it even more relevant for Norwegian game enthusiasts. “The back-story is the strategic importance of trade routes and unexploited resources in the far north. The game play is in real time and the emphasis, as the name implies, is on naval military units. This is not only boats however, aircraft also play a major role in the game,” Fredrik Sundt Breien", Managing Director at Turbo Tape Games, tells The Foreigner.

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The war for Arctic oil has begun!

Published on Wednesday, 23rd March, 2011 at 13:21 under the entertainment category, by Alexandra Spinu.

However, do not worry too much; it is just the back-story for the new Norwegian computer game, Naval War: Arctic Circle.



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Naval War: Arctic Circle (NWAC) is a real time strategy game (RTS) produced by the Turbo Tape Games company. The action in the game takes place in the year 2030 and players will take part in a war based both on water and in the air. The fighting forces involved in the game are NATO, Russia, the U.S. and the Northern Alliance. The game play takes place close to the Arctic Circle, making it even more relevant for Norwegian game enthusiasts.

“The back-story is the strategic importance of trade routes and unexploited resources in the far north. The game play is in real time and the emphasis, as the name implies, is on naval military units. This is not only boats however, aircraft also play a major role in the game,” Fredrik Sundt Breien", Managing Director at Turbo Tape Games, tells The Foreigner.

This is no blind war either. Sensors to detect the enemy, modern naval vessels, aircraft with a potential altitude of 60,000 feet and submarines at depths of 3000m are some of the characteristics within the game. Moreover, NWAC spans unparalleled distances, with 35 million square km of game play area.

“Playing NWAC is really about getting information: get accurate info on your enemy and conceal your own, this is the way to be victorious. A modern naval vessel compares more to a full land battalion than anything else, and the weapon ranges span the entire ocean. So if you can see the enemy, it is very likely that you can strike... but so can he,” adds Mr Breien.

Russia is not the enemy

A little while back, the game was spotlighted at political level during a meeting between both Russia and Norway’s Foreign Ministers - Russia’s delegate being critical about the content of the game.

“NWAC is a game and nothing else, and the game does in fact have two factions and two narratives. It has a NATO hero story as well as a Russian hero story. It has never been our intent to portray anyone as the bad guys. It is a fictional superpower skirmish for valuable resources in the far north, and as one may understand in such a work of fiction, both the U.S. and Russia are likely to invite themselves to the party. We don’t choose sides, the player does” Mr Breien says.

NWAC will have two single-player campaigns, one in which Russia is at the forefront and the other focusing on NATO forces, but the producers expect the multiplayer version to be the main focus of play over time.



Published on Wednesday, 23rd March, 2011 at 13:21 under the entertainment category, by Alexandra Spinu.

This post has the following tags: arcticoil, navalwararcticcircle, turbotapegames, fredriksundtbreien.





  
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