A real-time strategy game where you design airships and then fight with them. The aim is to have pretty chaotic explodey fights and interesting ship design choices.
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Purchase includes future versions up to 1.0!


At its core, the game is about designing airships and fighting with them. Ships are put together out of modules, and the layout of modules matters a great deal: everything on board is done by individual airsailors who need to run around, ferrying coal, ammunition, water and repair tools - and sometimes their fallen comrades.

You can command fleets of airships both against the computer and against other players across the Internet.

In addition, there is a single-player strategic mode, where you use your fleet to conquer city after city, unlocking new modules and bonuses with each of them.

The game has an authentic-ish system of heraldry where you can create your own coat of arms, and register it with the game forums as unique to you.

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Here be Dragons

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I’ve written a fair amount about what the monsters in Airships are going to be like, but not much about how they’re going to fit into the game. So today I’m going to tell you about monster nests in conquest mode.


Stocks were down on news of more giant spiders eating the peasantry.


Nests are new locations on the strategic conquest map. Some of them are connected to cities by road, others are only accessible by air. They are locations where monsters, brigands and mad scientists can make their home.


Mama has found dinner for her brood.


When a nest is occupied, its tenants begin to spread their baneful influence: if the nest is within the territory of a city, that city’s income is reduced, and some kinds of nests also actively attack nearby cities. Dragons come to raid for food and shiny things, and pirates for slaves and loot. While those raids can’t conquer or destroy cities, they can cause significant damage, and successful raids also hasten the growth of the nests.


Mama is upset at your intrusion.


To root out such menaces you can deploy your fleet to attack a nest. If successful, you may also gain a reward, such as gold, reputation, or new technology. For example, clearing out a dragon nest may grant you the ability to build dragon riders, a special aerial unit.


Dracarys o’clock


Other monsters will not stick to nests, but rather attack opportunistically, like the Sky Kraken.


This kraken has found a rather large snack.


Yet others are men, mostly. Mad scientists creating death machines, brigands and pirates:



Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee, by means of this cutlass.


(More soon on the very specific heraldry of historical pirates.)

For now, I leave you to continue preparing for gamescom, where I’ll be showing off an early build of this all.

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Great game

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I did a Let's Play/First impressions on this game! Come check it out if ya like!
Big thanks to the developer for this great game!
Hope you enjoy.
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SkyBreack
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Wow! what a nice and original idea. Looks very fun! follow! =D

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Zillvr
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Looks like a whole lot of fun...and chaos. Definitely tracking this!

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TheManWhoFlewAway

Great idea - keeping an eye on this :)

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DonleyTimeFoundation
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I love this game soooo much! HAHAHAH!

-Tim

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Propagandawar
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Are you planning on adding a map for Multiplayer? I have friends getting the game. Although it looks like they are waiting for another option besides paypal to pay with. .

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Zarkonnen Creator
Zarkonnen

The issue with making a MP map is that combats and strategy work at different timescales, so you'd spend a lot of time waiting for other peoples' fights. Not sure how to fix that.

Re: PayPal - what kind of payment method would they like? I totally understand that it's not exactly everyone's first choice. Am up for anything, including stuffing money into an envelope. :P

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Great game. I've been playing since Dev2 and it gets better each time. It's a steal for only $5. Reminds me of the Total War games with it's campaign map.

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