Steel Beasts Professional
2006 People’s Choice Award
Skills and Ideas Taught: Ground vehicle weapons systems.
Goal or Challenge: Players take on roles in predefined ground battle missions.
Primary Audience: US Army soldiers
Assessment Approach: Once the mission is complete, or the mission timer has expired, the player is taken to the After Action Review Phase. This phase is essentially where the participants can observe the flow of the mission through the use of playback controls and evaluate the movements of both sides and discuss what went right and what went wrong.
Description: Steel Beasts is a virtual simulation of contemporary armored and mechanized combat, focusing on small-unit tactics. It models individual weapon systems in detail yet is able to keep track of several company teams in a single scenario. Steel Beasts places the user in the position of a crew member of a virtual fighting vehicle, such as a main battle tank, an infantry fighting vehicle, or a support / reconnaissance vehicle, within a mission. Missions (also called scenarios) can be played in solitaire mode against the computer, or in network mode against (and with) other users and computer controlled units over a local area network (LAN) or the Internet.
Game Engine: Unknown
Operating System: Windows
Platform: Personal computer
Special Hardware: None