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From Wild Bill Stealey, of MicroProse and F-19 Stealth Fighter game fame, comes F-35 Lightning II, a Modern Combat Sim Flying MMOG! Read more

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From Wild Bill Stealey, of MicroProse and F-19 Stealth Fighter game fame, comes F-35 Lightning II, a Modern Combat Sim Flying MMOG!

Cary, NC Video Games
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This Kickstarter is for funding to do the development of the Modern Combat Simulation Flying Game of the F-35 Lighting II, the new Joint Strike Fighter of the US Military.  A Single Player and MMO of the F-35 will be released at the end of this development period.   The completed F-35 development will be Phase I of a continuing development effort toward the production of a full WarBirds 2024 Combat Flying Simulation MMO over future development Phases.  (See below for description of each development Phase.)

The final F-35 Lightning II MMO will be the most authentic, most realistic, most intense Combat Flying game available since the old MicroProse Software Games.   This sim is coming from a development team who produced those great MicroProse Combat Games including F-15 Strike Eagle, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-15_Strike_Eagle_(video_game)), F-117A Stealth Fighter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Hawk:_F-117A_Stealth_Fighter_2.0),  and Gunship  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunship_(video_game)), as well as the currently operating World War II Combat Simulation Flying MMO, WarBirds (www.TotalSims.com).

Our Company is iEntertainment Network, (“ient.pk” on the OTC Pink Sheet public markets).   We have been developing, operating, and improving our WarBirds Simulation MMO game since 1997.  Players can fly over 100 different aircraft in 15 different historical terrains, and participate in mass historical reenactments of famous WW II air battles.

The WarBirds simulation includes accurate flight modeling of all simulation aircraft, (updated continuously based on new information), realistic weapons functions and characteristics, and geographical terrains using Satellite data for elevations.    WarBirds requires the use of real ACM tactics (Air Combat Maneuvering, (http://library.thinkquest.org/3142/manuv.htm)) for players to fight and win the air battles!

The new F-35 Lightning II Combat Flying Simulation will require brand new aircraft, new aircraft flight modeling, new modern cockpits with new instrumentation, new displays configurable by the pilot player, new weapons targeting systems, and new weapons with all the capabilities and functions of the most modern laser, GPS, and radar guided weapons.

The F-35 project will also require new larger geographical terrains of potential future conflict areas suitable for Jet Fighter combat.   The first of many Combat terrains for the F-35 will be the Middle Eastern Area terrain, including Iran, Iraq, and Pakistan. 

The F-35 Sim will also require modern enemy aircraft to fight against and destroy.  We will add the new Chinese Fighter, the J-20/J-XX as our first enemy aircraft. 

The F-35 Lightning II development project is Phase I of a complete WarBirds 2024 Air Combat Simulation MMO as described below.   At the end of each Phase, a complete single player and MMO game will be released.   Anyone who participates in the Phase I development will receive continual updates as the Phases progress.

Phase I will develop the F-35 Lightning II aircraft, aircraft systems, and one combat terrain.  Included in the Phase I will be at least one enemy aircraft based on the most modern Chinese fighters, potentially the J-20/J-XX,  for FREE MMOG and Single Player combat play.   The accurate Iranian, Pakistani, and Iraqi combat terrain will be implemented in this Phase.

Phase II, coming later, will add additional aircraft including the F-22 Raptor, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-18 Hornet, and the equivalent enemy aircraft including the Russian Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA.  One additional combat terrain of Southeast Asia will be provided in this Phase.

Phase III will add US Bombers, including the B-1, B-2, and B-52s, as well as 3 enemy bombers.  This phase will add additional ground to air radars and defensive fire to all terrains, plus one new terrain, Eastern Europe.

Phase IV will add additional Russian and Chinese Aircraft and a Chinese Combat Terrain.

Phase V will add ground forces, including Armor, to existing terrains. 

In each of these Phases a full single player simulation and MMOG will be released with the vehicles, features, and terrains described above.  Each will be a complete simulation with updates coming continuously if you are a contributor to the Phase I KickStarter.

Risks and challenges

Making a modern Combat Simulation is challenging, as many of the actual weapon systems, electronics, and tactics are classified.

To get the facts right, the development team will have to do extensive research in military publications, technical manuals, and any other public sources that describe the actual capabilities of these Combat aircraft.

Additionally, great understanding of how the military works, how these aircraft might actually operate, and how future conflicts may evolve, are critical to the accurate development of the simulation.

Our Development team is backed up by a group of volunteer historians and military enthusiasts to assist in all the technical data acquisition. Our development team also has the ability to engage retired military aviators for discussion and recommendations through our CEO as he is also a retired Military Aviator.

These relationships will allow our development team to move readily to obtain the available facts and details of the modern F-35 to accurately implement the F-35 simulation.

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  • As a new A-37 Dragonfly pilot in the early 80's I was not very good at strafing from the Jet. My partner Sid Meier did some tweeking on one of our games and gave me something to practice strafing. I was the Top Gun in the Squadron for the first 6 months we had the A-37. So PC Sims are good enough for training but don't give the seat of the pants acceleration and the stress of real combat flying. But no one dies either! Wild Bill Stealey, CEO, IENT, Lt. Colonel, USAF Retired

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    Receive a Free Copy of F-35 Lightning II, Single Player/MMO game as a Digital Download.

    Receive your $ contribution in FREE Defense Credits for use in F-35 MMO Play.

    Use your contribution dollars NOW for Defense Credits for play in the currently operating FREE MMOs, www.Combined-Arms.com or www.M4TankBrigade.com.

    Get Listed in the Credits as a Contributor to the F-35 Development Team.

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    16 backers

    Rewards above and;
    Receive NOW Two Free Months of Premium WarBirds, www.TotalSims.com, MMO play, (www.Totalsims.com). A $49.90 value.

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    7 backers

    Rewards above:

    Receive Now Three Free Months of Premium WarBirds MMO play, (www.Totalsims.com) now.

    Participate in the closed beta, when available, where you can play the unfinished game and help us improve it before the rest of the customers get to!

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    Rewards above;

    Get a FREE “Kill Bill” T-shirt from www.Totalsims.com.

    Get listed on the “Kill Bill” webpage.

    Participate on the Play Testing Team and get credit on the Playtesting Team Credits Page in the F-35 Lightning II Simulation.

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    6 backers

    Rewards above;

    Get a Free F-35 Lightning II WarBirds T-Shirt with your ingame “handle” on it.

    Raise your FREE WarBirds award to Five Months of FREE Premium WarBirds MMO play, (www.Totalsims.com) now.

    Receive an extra game & beta key for a friend who will get credit for half your Contribution in Defense Credits for any of IENT’s FREE MMOs.

    Get Listed in the Credits as a Special Contributor to the F-35 Development Team.

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    2 backers

    Rewards above and;

    Receive a Free F-35 WarBirds Golf Shirt.

    Raise your FREE WarBirds award to Six Months of FREE Premium WarBirds MMO play, (www.Totalsims.com) now.

    Your in game “handle” placed in the game as names of the AI players in the single player game and in the MMO AI.

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    Pledge $250 or more

    0 backers

    Rewards above and;
    Receive Now Twelve Months of FREE Premium WarBirds MMO play, (www.Totalsims.com) now.

    Work with us to create a custom online event that will appear in the F-35 Simulation based on your ideas.

    The Event will carry your name or handle as the Executive Producer of the Event.

    You will have the opportunity to be the Event Commander one of the competing teams in the Event. You are the General responsible for winning or losing!

    Your Event will be "Saved" to be used periodically in the MMO//Min once per year for 3 years

    Get Listed in the Credits as a Silver Contributor to the F-35 Development Team.

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    Pledge $500 or more

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    Rewards above and;
    Receive Now a Two Full Years of Free Premium WarBirds MMO play, (www.Totalsims.com) now.
    Get Listed in the Credits as a Silver Contributor to the F-35 Development Team.
    Full F-35 Lightning II Instruction Manual and Four Hours of FREE ONINE Flight instruction in either F-35 Lightning II when complete or Now in WarBirds from www.TotalSims.com.
    Your own Special Ingame paint job for your F-35 Lightning II with our name and handle painted on one if the F-35 II aircraft.

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    In addition to the above rewards, a very special thanks in the game credits and our eternal gratitude.
    The first 4 persons to pledge $1000 will also receive an original framed art of the F-35 Signed by the Developers.

    Receive Now Five FREE Years of Premium WarBirds MMO play, (www.Totalsims.com) now.

    Get Listed in the Credits as a Gold Contributor to the F-35 Development Team.
    Get your handle listed permanently in the High Score Screens of F-35 Lightning II.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more

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    Free Premium WarBirds MMO for 10 Years.
    And, we'll fly you to North Carolina at the Famous Mountain Air Country Club resort (www.mountainaircountryclub.com) for a Defense Briefing on the F-35 Lightning II from a retired Air Force Three Star General, a round of golf with the General and Wild Bill, and dinner at the country club for you and a guest.
    We will make your North Carolina trip even better with a long weekend, 2 rounds of golf, and a flight lesson with one of the members of the Mountain Air Pilots Association.

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    In Addition to the Trip to www.MountainAirCountryClub.com described above, we will provide the contributor with a seat on our Board of Advisory Directors to assist us making other great simulation games.

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Funding period

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