30 November 1999
Single-player video game
| 9.2/10 |
Combat flight simulator
| Rowan Software games, Flight simulators, Other games|
MiG Alley is a combat flight simulator game, developed by Rowan Software for PCs with Windows, and was published by Empire Interactive in 1999.
MiG Alley (video game) Wikipedia
MiG Alley is a historical simulation which focuses on early jet fighter combat in the Korean War - specifically, the so-called MiG Alley in northwestern North Korea, for which the game is named. One of the interesting aspects of the game is the closeness in overall performance between the main combat fighter aircraft - the MiG-15 and the F-86 Sabre. Another is that the game was one of the earliest in the genre to incorporate a 'dynamic' campaign, in which the player's missions are influenced by in-game events rather than being presented in a predetermined order.
MiG Alley was developed by Rowan Software and published by Empire Interactive in 1999. In 2001, when Rowan was shut down by Empire Interactive, the developers released the source code to allow the community to continued the game's support on their own. The release happened with permission from Empire Interactive under the "Empire Interactive License", and didn't include the textures and landscape detailing.
Following the source code release a group from the game's community, called BDG, took up the support and produced unofficial patches until 2004.