Star Wars Fleet Commander game uses a lot of Force
by Mark R
What you’re seeing here is a project by Arthur Nishimoto, a grad student who at the University of Illinois in Chicago. The project is Fleet Commander, and Nishimoto developed it at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) at the aforementioned college, and it is easily one of the coolest Star Wars games ever made.
Fleet Commander is made for a 20-foot wide multitouch display with 8,160 x 2,304 resolution. It is a real-time strategy game that allows the user to command a star fleet. This includes some big ships, which pour out a lot of little ships.
You can watch a video of it after the jump so you can see it in action, and it is some very impressive action. I have no idea if the sound effects were added in later, or if they are part of the game. Either way, it is a game that I want to play.
Fleet Commander is just one of these games that is every geek’s dream. You take command of a Star Wars armada, for crying out loud! This game clearly needs some sort of platform to be played on. Perhaps if Nintendo wanted to take a step up, they would make a console with a multi-touch display this large and forget the Wii U.
Perhaps there could be some Lord of the Rings game made so you could advance against Sauron’s Mordor armies. Yeah, that would kick the console video games market into high gear!