Los Angeles, CA & Seattle, WA — (December 1, 2021) — Artistic manufacturing firm We Are Royale (WAR) not too long ago partnered with Air Pressure Recruiting Service’s advert company GSD&M to create “Command the Stack,” an AR tactical flight recreation for the U.S. Air Pressure (USAF). The vertical, single and multiplayer recreation displays the Air Pressure’s dedication to embracing future-forward know-how, corresponding to augmented actuality, whereas entertaining and educating the subsequent era of airmen. “Command the Stack” is now out there without spending a dime obtain on iOS and Android gadgets.

Simulating the real-life Air Pressure mission tactic generally known as “The Stack,” as much as three gamers can work collectively in numerous roles to sort out quite a lot of missions and unlock new aims and plane within the course of. A every day leaderboard up to date in real-time ranks every little thing from high scores and achievements to flight hours, permitting gamers to gauge their efficiency towards different app customers.

To view extra, please go to: http://commandthestack.com/

“Command The Stack goals to spark a ardour for aviation sooner or later era of Airmen,” says Maria D’Amato, GSD&M Head of Expertise Design. “Along with giving customers a style of the teamwork and ability wanted to perform each U.S. Air Pressure mission, the sport additionally supplies a uncommon have a look at among the department’s most superior plane. Whereas airshows give spectators the prospect to see plane in motion, Command The Stack provides gamers the prospect to pilot them in their very own dwelling areas utilizing AR know-how.”

“Our aim was to create a strong AR recreation that was enjoyable and academic with added replay worth,” says Loren Judah, WAR Artistic Director. “The gameplay and the missions wanted to be correct to how the Air Pressure plans engagements whereas offering an immersive expertise for recruits to be taught the varied roles, obligations, and alternatives the Air Pressure presents. On high of that, we additionally wished this to be an entertaining and distinctive AR recreation.”

As soon as gamers open the app on their telephones, they’re prompted to maneuver their telephone across the room to discover a flat, open house to position The Stack, which is introduced as a futuristic 3D holographic desk that includes three layers. Airmen working within the Prime, Center, and Backside Stacks work collectively by gathering intelligence, neutralizing threats, and delivering assist to finish the mission. Every mission lasts roughly 10 – quarter-hour. Scores are based mostly on 4 standards:  following clear procedures, piloting the suitable plane, mission goal accuracy, and teamwork throughout all stack layers.

“Whereas the missions are fictional, the techniques, gameplay environments, weapons, and plane have been all conceived and modeled to specs,” says Judah. “On the identical time, we stayed acutely aware of the truth that this was nonetheless a recreation, so we integrated arcade-like components to maintain gamers engaged with out overcomplicating the expertise. There may be solely a lot we are able to pack right into a cell AR recreation, so balancing realism with authenticity demanded an in depth have a look at what would make this expertise stand out.”

The preliminary 9 missions function 9 plane — detailed fashions of precise Air Pressure plane, such because the F-35, A-10, MQ-9, and CV-22. Gamers can be taught extra about each and their skills within the Air Base encyclopedia additionally within the app.

“We obtained to see simply how far the boundaries of AR may be pushed with this expertise,” concludes Judah. “It was a difficult but thrilling enterprise to current the holistic expertise of the Air Pressure with narrative-driven gameplay. The consumer trusted us to inform an excellent story and create an expertise worthy of the USAF mission and its values, whereas exhibiting the world that the Air Pressure is embracing the long run – even relating to their very own advertising and outreach.”


To obtain the app:

Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/command-the-stack/id1588801625

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.usaf.commandthestack


Advert Company: GSD&M


Producer: Jackie Purdy-Andrews 

Sr. Producer: Linda Jackson 

Director of Digital Manufacturing: Amanda Talmadge 

Affiliate Producer: Connor Miranda 



Group Artistic Director: Jeff Maki 

Head of Expertise Design: Maria D’Amato

Artistic Director: Christopher Colton 

Artwork Director: John Wooden 

Sr. Author: Lauren Doerr 

Expertise Strategist: Jay Esteves 



Account Director: Adrienne Unusual 

Account Supervisor: Brittany Keegan, Allison McGuane


Enterprise Affairs

Enterprise Affairs Supervisor: Karen Gatewood 

Affiliate Enterprise Affairs Supervisor: Lewis Caton 

Sr. Enterprise Affairs Supervisor: Linda Nhan, JJ Gaines, Abbi Press, Gina Stevanovich

Director of Enterprise Affairs: Lindsay Wakabayashi 



Technical QA Engineer: Joseph Kantar 

Sr. Phrase Processor: Denny Home 

QA Specialist: Danylle Salinas-McCord 

QA Proofreader: Marcela Masso, Tracy Redd



Program Supervisor: Lisa Valencia 



Sr. Managing Producer: Lauren Sanders 

Studio Editor: Nick Grisham, Jacob Kern White, Cory Runyeon



Sr. Studio Artist: James Steckel


Design & Manufacturing Firm: We Are Royale

Government Artistic Director/Associate: Brien Holman

Managing Director/Associate: Jennifer Lucero 

Artistic Director: Loren Judah

Government Producer: Beck Henderer-Peña

Head of Manufacturing: Eric Zapakin

Producer: Michael Cauchi, Jeremy Schaumann, Kyle McIntyre, Beck Henderer-Peña

Designer: Loren Judah, Christian Brown, Elleyce Pahang, Khairul Ahmed, John Almazan, Tim Smiley, Darius Maghen, Alexia Chuck, Faraz Abasi, Aryel Huckaby, Miro Klasinc

Animator: Soomin Park, Christian Brown

UX: Charlie Smith, Elleyce Pahang

3D: Julio Dean, Foram Jani, We Are Covert

Developer: Jason Lust, Ivan Cockrum, Jacob Fennell, David Hindman, Charles Thomas, Jacob Gordon

Internet Developer: Ivan Cockrum, RESN


Digital Knowledge Seize Associate: eshots


Sound Design Firm: Dynamite Laser Beam


About We Are Royale (WAR):

WAR is a design-driven inventive manufacturing studio with places of work in Los Angeles and Seattle, bringing progressive options to forward-thinking model companions. Whether or not by way of conventional media or interactive experiences designed for play, WAR champions boundary-pushing creativity and storytelling by way of a collaborative course of that arms companions with the instruments to show passive audiences into model advocates. www.weareroyale.com


Concerning the U.S. Air Pressure:

The mission of Air Pressure Recruiting Service is to encourage, have interaction and recruit the subsequent era of Airmen and Guardians. We’re on the lookout for America’s finest and brightest to fill roughly 30,000 alternatives in additional than 200 Air Pressure specialties, in addition to greater than 300 house professionals in roughly 27 particular profession fields in fiscal 2021. Moreover, our complete pressure companions, the Air Pressure Reserve and Air Nationwide Guard are collectively hiring greater than 19,000 part-time Airmen. Our navy recruits to retain, offering robust, extremely technical coaching that provides our future service members the precise abilities to maintain the fight functionality of America’s Air Pressure and defend our nation’s pursuits in house. For extra details about Air Pressure and House Pressure advantages and alternatives, go to www.AirForce.com.


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