FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA is an air-combat action game based on the historical events of America’s secret volunteer squadrons that defended China against Japan in the China-Burma-India theatre of World War 2.
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Release Date: May 29, 2017

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May 29


Finally, Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China leaves Early Access -- the full release is dubbed "Sharkbite" (1.00) and is available now worldwide. We would like to thank you all for your support during the game's time in development, it was quite a ride!

We'll continue updating FTSOC post-release. Meanwhile, enjoy the flight!

In freedom,


Watch the FTSOC Launch Teaser on YouTube:

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April 4


Today's Steam update, which we've aptly named “EVENT HORIZON” as we're approaching international release, adds more Kipling-style painted imagery that finalizes the menus (GUI and UX), the full soundtrack DLC (apologies to DLC customers, we forgot to include it in the earlier updates!) and fixes several minor bugs, some of which are listed below;

  • AI: Took care of an issue that caused respawning enemy fighters (primarily in the dogfight mode) to get stuck in geometry and perform loops endlessly.

  • TrackIR: Fixed a detection issue in the input code.

  • GUI/UX: Finalized layout and presentation, implemented full batch of hand-painted illustrations in an effort to capture the mood, look and feel of aerial warfare in 1940s South-East Asia theatre of World War II, updated loading-screens for all weathers, implemented final multiplayer map panel menu graphics.

  • GUI/UX: Fixed a font size rendering issue that sometimes caused text to overflow in the SETTINGS/CONTROLS screens.

  • Audio: Adjusted "dynamic audio volume" logic for thick air-battles to make sure neither machine gun fire nor engine sounds would become too dominant or cause other SFX to drown.

Friendly reminder; as you'll know from the last update, we've teamed up with Imperial North Music Agency and Operation Supply Drop for the EP release of Norman Wayne's country-rock song "THESE GUNS" (played during the game's credits roll), so feel free to check it out via Apple Music and Spotify links below.

Also, please consider paying a visit to Ace Maddox' 8-Bit Salute military fundraiser and make a donation to support active-duty troops, servicemen and women, their families, and veterans:

Check out the “THESE GUNS” lyrics video on YouTube, it's got plenty of authentic WW2 footage that depicts the Flying Tigers in Burma et al;
Listen on Spotify:
Listen on Apple Music:
Buy on Bandcamp:

Finally, here are some of the recently implemented Kipling-style panels. Enjoy your flight!


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Digital Deluxe Edition

The Digital Deluxe Edition adds the PARADISE ISLAND DLC which includes the lush Phi Phi Island map, an additional sunset weather, and two amphibious fighter aircraft -- the Japanese A6M2-N "Rufe" and the US Navy “Seahawk” SC-1, both with cockpits.

Moreover, the Digital Deluxe Edition also gets you the FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK featuring main-themes "HOPE IS VICTORY" and "FOR THE REPUBLIC", and Norman Wayne's popular country-rock single/EP "THESE GUNS".

Soundtrack also available on major music services including Bandcamp, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and Xbox/Microsoft Groove Music. ℗ & © 2017 Imperial North Music Agency.

About This Game

“The sky was a maelstrom of exploding bombers, twisting tracers, flaming parachutes, and Robert’s own burning fighter... then his engine quit!”

FTSOC, short for FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA, is an air-combat action game based on the true events of America’s secret volunteer squadrons that defended China against Japan in the China-Burma-India theatre of World War 2.

Experience rarely depicted air-battles as you take on the role of headstrong fighter pilots, self-sacrificing transport navigators, and daring bomber crews and gunners of the AVG, the RAF, and the USAAF to repel the onslaught of the Japanese war machine. Dogfight skilled enemy aces using “hit and run” tactics, carry out breakaway air-strikes behind enemy lines, and take part in the defense of China’s critical supply-routes, from Rangoon up the Burma road, and across the deadly Himalayan "Hump".

FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA recreates some of the most legendary events of the China-Burma-India theatre. A decent collection of historical missions are included, such as the Japanese Christmas-raids on Rangoon, the AVG’s first combat over Kunming, the Battle of the Salween Gorge, “Hump” transport missions over the Himalayas, flight-training at Kyedaw in Toungoo, the surprise Invasion of Malaya, and many more.

    Action-packed campaign recreates the clandestine operations of the American Volunteer Group in fighter, bomber, gunner, reconnaissance, torpedo, and night missions.
    Features TrazerTime™ slow-motion precision firing, arcade-like combat maneuvers, sim-style pitch & roll controls, moody weathers (including thunderous monsoons, beautiful sunsets and misty dawns), 20+ Allied and Japanese planes, adjustable mouse & keyboard, gamepad, and flightstick controls, and more!
    Steam leaderboards eternalize players’ online rankings across five battle modes! Coordinate devastating air-attacks in TEAM DOGFIGHT while providing cover for your comrades, outdo all enemies using powerful rocket weaponry in ROCKET BATTLE VS, or take to the skies to “Capture the Flag” in the FLAGBUSTERS mode.
    No micro-transactions or F2P-elements -- for a single purchase, you’ll get the full, stand-alone experience -- with unrestricted multiplayer!
    Soar through the skies of Southeast Asia in third-person or cockpit view in a variety of American, British, Russian/Chinese, and Japanese aircraft.
    Faithful environments, beautiful graphics, booming sound effects and an epic-orchestral soundtrack create a lasting impression of the China-Burma-India theatre.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
    • Processor: AMD or Intel Dual-Core processor running at ~1.8 GHz (minimum AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ or Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo E6300).
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X11 compatible NVIDIA, ATI/AMD or Intel (dedicated or integrated) graphics card with 512MB of dedicated VRAM (and Shader Model 4.0 support).
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3000 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 11 compliant.
    • Additional Notes: To play the game in 720p resolution [1280×720] with a steady framerate of around 30 FPS, we recommend the FLAT preset and a Radeon HD 5750, NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 or Intel HD 4000 graphics card (or above).
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
    • Processor: AMD Quad-Core running at ~2.7 GHz or Intel Dual-Core with HT processor running at ~3.3 GHz (Intel Core i3 2nd generation or AMD APU A6 3670K and newer architectures are recommended).
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible NVIDIA or ATI/AMD graphics card with ~3GB of dedicated VRAM (and Shader Model 5.0 support).
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3000 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 11 compliant.
    • Additional Notes: To play the game in 1080p [1980×1080] or 1440p [2560×1440] resolution with a steady framerate of around 60 FPS, we recommend the CINEMATIC preset and a GeForce GTX 760 or Radeon HD 7870 graphics card (or above).
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