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£3,345
pledged of £70,000pledged of £70,000 goal
156
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, September 2 2015 2:14 PM UTC +00:00

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'For those that loved the gameplay fun of Strike Fighters and IL-2, this looks like a really nice ‘fidelity middle ground’ with a mix of tactical fleets mixed in. Awesome'.

 'Sim155’s commitment to dynamic campaigns and intermediate ‘IL-2 level’ realism sounds right up my bomb alley' Tim Stone

 

'Combat Air Patrol 2 does look like a great game and one that I’d be willing to crash and burn in. The graphics are beautiful and the landscapes are painstakingly detailed and accurate.'

'@CAP2 - "In hard difficulty level, when you attempt a vertical landing on a pitching, crowded deck, managing your throttle, nozzle position whilst monitoring the windvane you get an idea of just how skilled real life Harrier pilots are. It's tough but that's the point isn't it?" I THINK I JUST FELL IN LOVE WITH YOU!'

Brought to you by Sim155 Ltd, Combat Air Patrol 2 (CAP2) is a flight and naval combat simulator game for PC (Steam/Windows) where you pilot the AV-8B Harrier II.  

After initial flight and tactical training you will be pitched into an immersive scenario against aggressive ground, sea and air based enemies. Use your skill as a pilot and your tactical awareness to engage in dogfights, carry out ground attacks and command your fleet to ultimately ensure the safety of your comrades and the final capitulation of the enemy. Strategic decisions such as commanding your fleet on the tactical map and your performance in the air will affect the final outcome: Go 'gung ho' with a full out assault and the outcome will be in the balance or plan ahead and the end result will be your ultimate victory. 

CAP2 is set in a hypothetical scenario in the Strait of Hormuz, Persian Gulf. It has a beautifully rendered, geographically accurate environment with fully dynamic atmospheric lighting that allows daytime and night time missions that are both engaging and immersive. 

Sunset over Al Qir
Sunset over Al Qir
Sunset over Ghalilah
Sunset over Ghalilah
3D cockpit with selectable articulated controls
3D cockpit with selectable articulated controls
Low level over the Oman Peninsula
Low level over the Oman Peninsula

Introducing CAP2

After much arm twisting, Ed and Ian brave the cameras for the first time!

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CAP2 was greenlit by the Steam community in December.  Estimated release date for the final game is July 2016, however we will be releasing in Early Access later this year. This will allow us to refine gameplay based on community feedback and début our new features as they become available. Pledges (£15 or more) get you access to both (early access and version 1.0) at a reduced price, many with Kickstarter exclusive extras.

Why Kickstarter?

The following features are widely requested by our community and a successful Kickstarter campaign means we can deliver on all of them!  

Kickstarter funded features

Multi-player Includes game modes such as ‘Fleet vs Fleet’ where you’ll have the option of playing co-op against an AI fleet or forming teams. In campaign co-op mode, you’ll be able to take part in other players campaign missions or ask for help to complete missions in your campaign. Send a request to friends or have an open invitation. 

VR support We think CAP2 will be great in VR! We already have our Oculus DK2’s and are queuing patiently for HTC's Vive. 

Satellite Imagery We’ll purchase actual satellite imagery to take our scenery to the next level.

Pro Voice Recording Radio chatter massively increases the feeling of immersion. Pro voice recording increases the quality throughout. 

Standard Game Features

  • Campaign Mode - Dynamic open ended campaign, set in the Strait of Hormuz
  • Naval Simulation - Civilian traffic transit shipping lanes, enter and leave ports
  • Control your fleet and air assets, plan your mission waypoints and target ingress/egress together with your fleet formation, route and speed
  • Training modes - Flying and deploying weapon systems
  • Detailed 3D cockpit with selectable articulated controls
  • 3D environmental audio, radio comms and chatter 
  • Over 250,000 sq km of geographically accurate terrain
  • Geographically accurate environmental lighting based on longitude, latitude, date and time and accurate star map 
  • Multiple controller support: Flightstick, HOTAS, rudder and MFD panel support, gamepad mode
  • Track IR support
  • Supports very wide screen aspect ratios

More Eye Candy!

 

The Team

Ed Scio, Founder of Sim155 Ltd and developer
Previous titles include: Combat Air Patrol, Airball, Breed, Armour-Geddon and Shadowman. 
http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,210/

Ed Scio, CAP 2
Ed Scio, CAP 2

Ian Hamblin BA (Hons) - Creative Visualisation
10+ years experience in game development and game art.

Ian Hamblin, CAP2
Ian Hamblin, CAP2

David Mackie Scouller (A.K.A. Scoots) - Audio Classically trained musician, 30+ years in digital audio for video games.

David Mackie Scouller, CAP2
David Mackie Scouller, CAP2

 Faye Scio BA MSc, Marketing 15+ commercial marketing experience

Faye Scio, CAP2
Faye Scio, CAP2

Involving you 

Involving the community is something we are passionate about. CAP2 is already being shaped around community feedback through the Steam forum.  We intend to enhance this further through Kickstarter feedback and exclusive rewards such as private multi-player test crew.

Your ideas and suggestions are invaluable to us in that they help us produce a game that you want.

Get in touch

Twitter: @sim155games
Email: contact@combatairpatrol2.com
www.combatairpatrol2.com
www.facebook.com/combatairpatrol2
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=353863895

Budget overview

We would prefer to plough every penny into game development if we could but clearly that’s not possible. Your Kickstarter pledges will be broken down roughly as follows: 

  • Game Development 85% 
  • Kickstarter and payment process fees 10%
  • 5% Reward costs

Rewards

For clarification, any reward including a copy of the game is for a single copy only.  'Includes all rewards above' does not mean you will receive multiple copies of the game. 

Caught in the Headlights! 

 Ed being interviewed at GAMAYO about CAP2!

Risks and challenges

Like with anything, CAP2 faces its risks and challenges. Perhaps the most obvious are running behind schedule or running out of money.

Looking at the current development state of CAP2 and the fact that Ed has overseen the release of at least half a dozen previous titles we think the risks of not delivering in these areas is very low.

CAP2 is our sole project which means we are completely focussed on its delivery. Although we are a small team, the development of CAP2 so far demonstrates the skill and competencies within the team. In fact, we have found that being a small team can accelerate the decision making process and actually aid development.

Greenlight means we already have our main distribution platform organised so there is no risk posed to distribution.

Part of our strategy for overcoming the inevitable challenges is to fully engage with our communities, providing regular updates, listening to your ideas, feedback and shaping the game together!

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    Game + Custom Art + Secret Mission

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    Be part of the multi-player test crew and take part in an exclusive beta test with forum access. Your name will be listed within the test crew credits.

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    Let us reward you by featuring permanently in CAP2. We will name a helicopter pilot after you!

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    Let us reward you by featuring permanently in CAP2. We will name a fighter pilot after you!

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    Join the Sim155 team in the North East (UK) for a VR test session. Your name will be listed under the VR test crew credits with a special message.

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    Developer For a Day

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    Thank You Dinner

    Bring a guest and join the Sim155 team for a slap up Dinner in the North East (UK) where you will be rewarded with signed, limited edition framed artwork.

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