Factsheet

Developer:
AlexVsCoding
Based in Huddersfield, Yorkshire

Release date:
22nd October 2015

Platforms:
Flash
PC/MAC (TBA)
Apple App Store (TBA)

Website:
alexvscoding.itch.io/morse

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Description

Break the bitter attrition of the Great War using timing, tactics and telecommunications in Morse. Step into the shoes of a Morse code operator taking the First World War into her own hands. Send co-ordinates for artillery strikes to cut off supply chains, batter trenches and shred reconnaissance planes. Can you change the world in the push of a button?

History

Morse’s origins came from developing a morse code controller earlier this year using a clothes peg and a plank of wood. Excited of what combinations I could produce using this as a tool for gameplay, I built a rough game called Dot Dot Splash, which focused purely around naval combat. After racking my brains of a way to expand the prototype, an earlier project set in the First World War sprung to mind. I further fleshed out the prototype in April/May of 2015 to include land, sea and air, along with adding extra parts to the custom controller. After gathering dust from a busy summer, I picked the project back up in September with the intention of developing the project further and releasing a public build. So far, the project has functional builds for flash, desktop and tablet which I intend to explore further.

Features

  • Bombard the trenches relentlessly or cut off the flow of support from sea and air.
  • Gripping gameplay teaches you the lost language of Morse Code.
  • Simple input breaks combat down to 2 key buttons.

Videos

What is Morse? YouTube


Images

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Selected Articles

  • "Morse’s titular technology may be old-fashioned, but it is hardly a historical game. Its main idea, that decisions made from a considerable distance can have real impacts on the frontlines, has more to do with warfare in 2015 than 1915."
    - David Rudin, Killscreen, "A WAR GAME USES MORSE CODE TO SLOW YOU DOWN. THAT'S A GOOD THING"
  • "In a way, Morse manages to give war games a very unique spin by putting typical shooting and combat aside, but still possessing a significant sense of urgency and tension.."
    - Georgi Trenev, Gamer Headlines, "Morse is a War Game Unlike Any Other"
  • "Morse takes place across the battlegrounds of the Great War, on land, sea, and air. Each front is connected, and impacts your strategies in critical ways."
    - Christian Valentin, Pocket Gamer, "In Morse, you'll manage the battlefields of WW1 through morse code"
  • "Morse is pretty excellent, not only because it teaches you actual factual Morse code but also because the game’s creator made a custom controller that looks like something from Brazil. "
    - Brendan Caldwell, Rock Paper Shotgun, "Free Loaders: Best Free Games of the Week 4"

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TIGSource Development Log
Development of the Project forums.tigsource.com.

Learning Morse
A post that covers how to learn morse code learnmorsecode.info.


About AlexVsCoding

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Games developer/educator who loves building social experiences, bizarre installations and video games.

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Morse Credits

Alex Johansson
Programmer, Designer & Artist


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