Exhibit - MiG Alley
Release Date - 1999
Platform - PC
Developer - Rowan
Publisher - Empire
In collection - Yes
Comments - MiG Alley is a simulation of Air Combat operation in the Korean War June 1950 to January 1951. MiG Alley achieved very close to a perfect blend of action and graphical realism as a simulation of the air war in the Korean conflict. In November 2001 Rowan released the source code, so expect the sim to keep developing in the hands of dedicated fans.
MiG Alley achieved very close to a perfect blend of action and graphical realism... and managed to run very fluidly in 1999 on a Pentium 233 with a Creative 3D Blaster Banshee, and that was with all the graphics options maxed out at 800 by 600 resolution. Game developers take note - there is a market for games which actually run well on modest hardware !
Follow MiGMan on a virtual tour of duty...
The MiG Alley packaging is an object lesson in how to create excellent supporting material which sets the mood and period of the sim before you even install it!
50's inspired cover art
What's in the box?
The cockpits in MiG Alley
are all virtual cockpits. There is no fixed cockpit and you don't need or want one as these do the job well
and maintain a sense of immersion in the sim with the canopy rails and reflections.