LINGUA FRANCA update live now on Steam as Early Access title FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA prepares for multi-lingual release
Sweden, January 12, 2017 — As Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China gets ready for international release, a decent number of translations are being prepared for implementation courtesy of today’s Lingua Franca update. Soon, air-combat action gamers in Germany, France, Poland, Spain, China, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, Russia, Brazil, and more countries, can take to the skies in their native language.
On a side note, the Lingua Franca moniker was chosen as a name for the final English update as the term fittingly means “a language or dialect used to make communication possible between people who do not share a native language”.
Launched on Steam’s Early Access program in August 2015, Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China is approaching final release. Update details as follows;
Strings: Finalized English-language strings in preparation for translation and the upcoming multi-lingual/international release.
- Performance: 3D-renderer now optimized for low-end PCs, circa +30% more efficient occlusion culling, resulting in lower stress on bandwidth.
- UX: New default. Players can now toggle the free-roaming Panoramic Camera by holding Left ALT and moving the mouse to look around (if playing on MOUSE+KEYBOARD, for example).
- GUI: Updated text-system for multi-player lobby and console/log output strings.
- Aircraft: Implemented cockpits for amphibious fighter planes A6M2-N “Rufe” and SC-1 “Seahawk”.
- Audio/Music: Updated multiplayer lobby, mission result, and main theme tracks.
About Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China
Currently in Steam Early Access, Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China (acronym: FTSOC) is a historical air-combat action game based on the historical events of America’s secret volunteer squadrons that flew against Japan in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theatre of World War 2 (and the Second Sino-Japanese War). Secretly recruited under President Roosevelt’s authority, the Flying Tigers were officially known as the “American Volunteer Group” and was largely the invention of retired military tactician and US-China airman Claire Lee Chennault.
About The Second Sino-Japanese War
The Second Sino-Japanese War (July 7, 1937 – September 9, 1945) was a military conflict fought primarily between the nationalist Republic of China and the Empire of Japan from 1937 to 1945 (the First Sino-Japanese War happened in 1894–95).