Iron Sky: Operation Highjump gets its game on.

November 4th, 2009 by Jarmo Puskala

Iron Sky: Operation Highjump

It’s time for the makers of the Iron Sky game, the Jyväskylä, Finland based IGIOS, to step out of the proverbial closet. They have released the community pages for the game, titled Iron Sky: Operation Highjump on Wreckamovie, Facebook and Twitter.

You might have heard that someone was already making a game based on Iron Sky – that’s us.

We are looking forward to working together with the WreckAMovie community on a game that will mirror the enthusiasm and creativity seen in Star Wreck and Iron Sky -movies. We, the people behind the production, are fans of the movies as well as gamers, and we have no intention of making another half-assed movie-based game that limits itself to retelling the plot of the movie. Rather, we want to tell a story of our own: one that is related to the one told in the movie, but can also stand on it’s own.

The first task is already up, and so are our brand new pages in Twitter and Facebook (links attached). Welcome aboard, based on the quality of shots in we’ve already seen here in WreckAMovie, we believe that the community here can provide us some great insights and help us make an even better game.

- Matti Delahay, IGIOS

Operation Highjump will be a real time 3rd person action adventure game set in the WWII era. A standalone story in the world of Iron Sky, the plot revolves around a secret underground Nazi base in the Antarctic. Rather than plain vanilla technical and graphic splendour, we aim for good playability, immersive plot content, strong dialogue and atmospheric environments. (Yes, that’s what they all say. But we mean it.) Add a nice big cup of strong, black humour, and you’ve got a general idea of what we’re shooting for.

USS Sennet participating in Operation Highjump

You can read more about the real-world Operation Highjump at Wikipedia. Also known as “The United States Navy Antarctic Developments Program, 1946-47″, it was a massive naval operation where a taskforce consisting of 4,700 men, 13 ships, and several aircraft sailed to the Antarctic. Officially it was supposed to be a training mission, but conspiracy theories suggest it was a full-blown military operation to wipe out the secret Nazi base in the Antarctic.

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6 Responses to “Iron Sky: Operation Highjump gets its game on.”

  1. Michael Substelny says:

    Do you need any pictures or information about the submarines used in this adventure? A few miles from my House the submarine USS Cod (almost identical to the USS Sennet shown above) is open to the public as a museum. If you need any photographs or video of the interior or exterior please let me know. If you need information about life aboard such submarines I probably get it.

    Good luck, and I’m looking forward to playing Operation Highjump.

  2. Jason Hall says:

    I’m very much looking forward to this game, the alternate WWII timeline will make for a great background.

  3. Anonymous says:

    In this game, you should be playing as the Nazis and destroy the american aircraft (according to the real operation high jump, the americans left with no victory, only plane crashes and deaths!)and we could play as the haunebu I and Haunebu II! and the game is over If the Haunebu III is destroyed, those are good Ideas ,Right?

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  6. NorwegianGuy says:

    Add a ratte tank inside the base, and all other prototypes and nazi secrets ever tried to be created or never created under the war, that would be awesome! Like, your just baoute to stop a massive Nazi invasion from there! Like, you start in a ship, and then Hanebus come down and shoot at you, and… They expect all to be dead, and you survive, you get to land from the ice cold water. And then you find the secret base, and the hanebus that where shootign at you, and right before the hanebus get inside the base, and close the gate, you jump into it, not knwoing what you have gotten yourself into! Yuo try to get out!