Tanktics: Computer Game of Armored Combat on the Eastern Front

published by Avalon Hill / PLEDIADES Game Co in 1978, developed by Microcomputer Games / PLEDIADES Game Co, running on Commodore PET
type: strategy
perspective: other
player options: single player
languages: eng

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In the book Chris Crawford on game design (by Chris Crawford) is a photocopy of an ad he created and paid to put in BYTE, Kilobaud, and Creative Computing magazines showing it as available from "PLEDIADES Game Co" (which was Chris Crawford). Avalon Hill approached him in 1981 to professionally publish the game. He ported it to Atari 8-bit, Bob Smith did the TRS-80 port, Todd Frye did the Apple ][ port. A later unrelated game called Tanktics was published by Interplay.

The 1130 version was Human-vs-AI only but the KIM-1 version included turn based PvP mode. For speed purposes, parts of the KIM-1 version were ported to machine code for the PET by Chris Crawford while the 1130 FORTRAN was ported to BASIC for the PET by Dave Mencon. Crawford integrated the two pieces.
# 2010-12-08 05:12:42
The "Giant List of Game Programmers" reports:
Tanktics (1978, PET, self-published)
# 2010-11-27 23:51:14

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