“A Nation of Wind” is a video game featuring elements of gameplay from both “Arena Shooters” (like Geometry Wars, Super Stardust, and Asteroids), and “Real Time Strategy” games, (such as Populous, Starcraft, and Actraiser). Set in a world of floating islands and airships, the player is tasked with commanding a ship and establishing/defending colonies. Players will be forced to deal with the bizarre creatures that come up from the lower atmospheres to wreak havoc on their airship and settlements, while appeasing the god’s of the land and eventually bending them to the player’s will. “A Nation of Wind” is currently developed by one intrepid artist, Jameson Wilkins. He is a freelancer with several years of experience in the browser and mobile gaming markets, and has studied game design and art the entirety of his life.

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A Nation of Wind Beta 1.5 is now available for free on Desura! What does this update bring to the game? Two important things!

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Phoenix Eggs!

Got a surplus of food there Captain? Why not hatch a Phoenix! You'll be conveniently informed of whenever a Phoenix Egg comes through a Maelstrom, but be sure to rescue it quickly, apparently monsters just love the taste of them. Feed it enough to hatch the Phoenix and be rewarded with a hefty amount of Experience!

Mega Turrets!

For a hefty price of 2000 gold, you can now purchase the powerful Mega-Turret from the Sky-Harbor! These floating cannons can be towed about, the same as Phoenix Eggs, and placed in key positions to defend your units, or simply towed behind the Airship to protect yourself while retreating!


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A Nation of Wind Beta v1.1

A Nation of Wind Beta v1.1

Jul 26, 2012 Full Version 2 comments

ATTENTION! Please keep in mind that this is an older version of the game. Beta 1.3 is the most recent release client. It is awaiting authorization from...

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whendricso
whendricso Jan 7 2014, 2:27am says:

This is one of my favorite recent indie games!

Really excellent use of Game Maker. And, I really like how the mix of combat and city building play out in this title.

Now, what I really want to know is, when can we expect a sequel?!?

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Marsha
Marsha Jun 12 2013, 1:29am says:

I've been having trouble playing this game on my desktop. I'm not sure why. It plays really well on my laptop, which is crap compared to my desktop, but the controls lag so bad when playing on my desktop that it is unplayable. Anyone got any ideas? I've tried putting it in windowed mode, that didn't help, and there are no options beyond turning the music off.

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dexmark5
dexmark5 Mar 7 2013, 3:32pm says:

i am going to have a try and see what it looks like to play it and tell u about what i think

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CROWmar
CROWmar Jan 9 2013, 11:22am says:

Thw game is very good retro like RTS that is one of my favorites and everything works but when i enter new game and play i practiicly cant move the airship because every time three times i tryed so far and its like this when you play on a server then everything is fine for a minute two then lag just i play i cant move my mouse normally and wasd works but dont get it....

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Rexango-XV
Rexango-XV Dec 18 2012, 9:17pm says:

Looks good! I'll give it a try! :)

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Rexango-XV
Rexango-XV Dec 19 2012, 7:15pm replied:

All I have to say is wow.... A very great game! Very well done indeed. A great game indeed!

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shadowkiller590
shadowkiller590 Dec 9 2012, 3:43pm says:

its a great game well done

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zratchet
zratchet Nov 21 2012, 12:01am says:

Other than the boss battles (It would be nice to have some sort of resistances system so combat is more understandable) it is a great game!

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Macravin
Macravin Feb 20 2013, 5:31pm replied:

agreed, I'd definitely kickstart this (ESPECIALLY if there were a linux port)

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