Strategic Mind: The Pacific is a turn-based strategy set in the WW2 period depicting the war between the USA and the Empire of Japan waged in the Pacific Ocean with mindblowing historical accuracy and attention to detail. Two Sides. Two Commanders. Two Destinies.
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Mostly Positive (30) - 73% of the 30 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (77) - 83% of the 77 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 30, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Strategic Mind: The Pacific is being developed with full transparency to players. We have made a lot of fixes based directly on their comments. Early Access will give us the possibility to get more feedback from players and will guide us in the creation of new content and gameplay tuning.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We don't expect Early Access to last longer than six months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

  • Two full-scale campaigns will be in the full version of the game;
  • Some UI elements are replaced by placeholders during the Early Access;
  • Some unit quotes and models are missing in the Early Access version of the game.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is stable and 100% playable. We've implemented a lot of content already and made a lot of fixes based on the community's feedback. Here is what we get at moment:
  • No cutscenes and voice acting (in missions);
  • Only 3 US campaign missions available;
  • Some HQ and Level-up skills might be unavailable (it will not affect gameplay because of a limited number of missions);
  • Only units necessary and available during first 3 missions will be added;
  • No steam achievements;
  • Only English localisation;
  • Some skill or equipment icons might be missing;
  • No heroes available;
  • Some sound and visual effects might be missing.

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We expect the full version to cost higher.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Constant communication with the community is crucial for independent teams. The players have already helped us to make various fixes. We will also keep posting developers’ diaries and updates and asking for feedback on our official pages on Steam and Facebook. We always welcome our community to discuss play mechanics, new features and the overall experience to ensure the players get a high quality project.”
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July 11

Chuichi Nagumo 南雲 忠

I feel that I've undertaken a heavy responsibility. If I had only been more firm and refused. Now we've left home waters and I'm beginning to wonder if the operation will work.
- (Before the attack on Pearl Harbor) © Chuichi Nagumo

Chūichi Nagumo (南雲 忠一 Nagumo Chūichi, 25 March 1887 – 6 July 1944) was a Japanese admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy. He was tasked with carrying out the attack on Pearl Harbor and later on he was a commanding officer in other key naval battles of the Pacific war. After the tides of war have turned, and IJN suffered heavy losses, he ended up commanding the defense of the Island of Saipan. When Japanese resistance on Saipan was over he committed suicide with his pistol.

One son of Nagumo described him as a brooding father, obsessed with and later regretful about pressuring his sons into the IJN. In contrast, Nagumo's junior naval officers thought of him as a father figure.
He was a dedicated Navy officer who spent his whole life serving his country to the best of his abilities. He also wanted his sons to join the Navy. While in the beginning of the war against the US his operations were quite successful, the crushing defeat at Midway brought an end to his command in major operations.

I-uh-have the utmost respect for Yamamoto-san. If it had not been for him, there would be no naval aviation. However-the most brilliant man can occasionally make a mistake.
- © Chuichi Nagumo

His relations with Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the Commander in Chief of the Combined Fleet were arguably strained. Supposedly, Yamamoto might have preferred other officers to take command of the key operations, but the seniority of Nagumo over the rest of candidates left Yamamoto little room for maneuvering. While Nagumo was often voicing his criticism and skeptical view of Yamamoto`s plans, which he then had to carry out.
In Strategic Mind: the Pacific, Admiral Chuichi Nagumo is one of the key characters and while playing the Japanese campaign you will have to work hard to win his trust and support.

As promised in our previous news update, in this update we have presented one of our key characters for the Japanese campaign. Keep following our news updates to learn the rest of the key characters for the Japanese campaign.

With best regards,
Starni Games development team

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July 1

Ernest Joseph King

"I don't care how good they are. Unless they get a kick in the ass every six weeks, they'll slack off."
- Ernest King (1940)

Ernest Joseph King (23 November 1878 – 25 June 1956) was Commander in Chief, United States Fleet (COMINCH) and Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) during World War II and is one of the four persons to date to reach the rank of Fleet Admiral. He was assigned right after the Pearl Harbor disaster and tasked with restoring both the might and the prestige of the Navy. It was the right person for this task as he has shown himself to be a professional and strict leader.

"The way to victory is long.
The going will be hard.
We will do the best we can with what we've got.
We must have more planes and ships- at once.
Then it will be our turn to strike.
We will win through- in time."

King's first statement as Commander-in-Chief,
United States fleet, sent on 24 December 1941.

He was mostly preoccupied with the overall strategy, resource allocation, and communication with the government officials, waging most of his “battles” in Washington D.C., while the operational command in the Pacific was mainly the task of Admiral Chester Willam Nimitz.

"Don't tell them anything. When it's over, tell them who won."
- Ernest King (on PR strategy of US Navy)

While the King's advice is sound, especially in a time of war, Starni Games has to overlook this particular piece of advice. We will continue to keep you informed on how our work progresses. Our team keeps working on all aspects of the game. On the screenshot, you can see Admiral King inspecting the new Essex-class carrier with new Hellcat fighter planes on board.

Keep following our news to see the key characters from the Japanese campaign.

With best regards,
Starni Games development team

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About This Game

Strategic Mind: The Pacific is a turn-based strategy set in the WW2 period depicting the war between the USA and the Empire of Japan waged in the Pacific Ocean with mindblowing historical accuracy and attention to detail.

It offers an immersive experience of commanding both sides of the conflict, allowing you to gain a unique understanding of the situation through the eyes of both sides top commanders, resulting in enjoyable and insightful gameplay.

Build up, train and equip your troops with the newest weaponry available to maximize their efficiency and set sail for victory. The core element of the game is large scale naval battles with numerous carrier ships bringing so much more aircraft into the battle for seizing the control over the ocean. Upon overtaking the sea you will have to set foot on hostile land through a series of costly landing operations.

You will have to make your naval, aerial and amphibious forces act as one flawless mechanism - a task only a truly strategic mind can achieve.

Key features:
  • Play both sides of the conflict to gain unique insight into the epochal events of the War in the Pacific: the United States of America defending both its global power and its ideals; and the Empire of Japan fighting for the right to take the future of our world into its hands.
  • You can decide which ships, submarines and aircraft will constitute the bulk of your force. Manage your fleet between missions with all models becoming available at the historically accurate moments.
  • Unique system of attachments allows customizing your units with additional equipment to increase their efficiency and weave them perfectly into the strategy of your own division.
  • Oversee your units becoming more experienced combatants throughout the campaign and choose which skills they should focus on to better suit your strategy.
  • Detailed system of naval battles allows you to damage various ship systems, such as all sorts of armament, hull, engine, flight deck etc. For instance, damaging enemy ship`s engine will reduce its speed and thus all of its defenses making it easy prey for the rest of your flotilla.
  • Choose which of the commander skills will better suit your strategy and employ them at the right moments to turn the tide of battle.
  • Modern graphics combined with historically accurate models of all units make the playing experience much more immersive than ever before.
  • Employ the heroes forged by the furnace of war for the most difficult tasks to ensure the success of the operation.
  • Witness the events unfold through the plot driven cutscenes.
  • Intricate combat mechanics allow you to show the full extent of your tactical and strategic superiority.
  • No “premade DLC nonsense” and long-term support. You gain access to the two full campaigns when you buy the game with all the features. We are likely to make some additional content in the future, but we offer you the full game you can play without worrying about the need to buy any crucial DLCs. The game will be supported long-term in any case.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
    • Processor: Dual-core Intel or AMD, 2.0 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 750 Ti or better or AMD HD 7870 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 14 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
    • Processor: Dual-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD RX 470 or Nvidia GTX 1050 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 14 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard

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