The first update to Star Hammer Tactics for iPad is now live on the App Store!
So, whats new? Well…
* New campaign mode. The original campaign mode had a 45 second time limit on turns. That mode is now called Arcade mode, and the time limit is now 60 seconds per turn. The new mode does not have time limits on taking turns, and is called Classic mode.
* Touch controls. Some of the code that handles the controls (such as selecting and moving units, looking around the battlefield) has been re-written. The changes should make commanding your Strike Group easier. For example, previously, selecting a ship and moving it was two separate actions. Now, you can select and move a ship with a single gesture. Targeting enemies with missiles is easier now too. Smoothness!
* Combat cinematics. When ships enter combat, the combat sequence has been upgraded to include camera rotation and close-ups on ships/aliens as they explode when destroyed. Explosions! Danger! Excitement!
* Tactical display HUD changes. The HUD that shows info about the selected ship in the top-down tactical view has been re-arranged.
Oh, and the icon has been changed.