Fight in space, fight on the ground!

Angels Fall First is a combined arms FPS game set in a rich science fiction universe, focusing on tactical gameplay and objective-based scenarios with a high degree of replayability.

Command a battleship, become a fighter pilot, face the enemy in close combat while boarding their vessels, all in one seamless environment. Or take the battle to the ground, storming the planets with a variety of vehicles and weapons.

AFF features an elaborate flight model inspired by classic spacesim games, but also fully operational capital ships and space stations with playable interiors which can be boarded or destroyed from the inside. All the ships are pilotable, their turrets can be manned and internal systems repaired if necessary, teamwork is essential to keeping your capital ships alive.

Both the infantry and vehicle combat mechanics are also designed as a mix of modern elements (customization, loadouts, persistence) and gameplay from classic shooters (frantic, fast-paced firefights but heavily affected by squad management, planning and using level layout to your advantage).

All scenarios can be played both offline and online identically, supporting up to 60 players, or bots filling in for players if required. In addition to that, a commander mode lets the tactically-talented players take the responsibility of leading their teams.

AFF is being developed by an independent, self-financed team. We work on it in our spare time, trying to accomplish an FPS and space-combat integration unheard of before.

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1 comment by gilliesau on Aug 5th, 2014

August Update

We've been hard at work and over the past few months we managed to tick some major milestones off our to-do list. The first of which is, we are now an officially registered company by the name of Strangely Interactive! What this means is that we are now able to cross another major task off our list, moving from UDK to the a full Unreal Engine 3 license.

This may not sound like much, since UDK is basically the same as UE3, however the important part of this transition is the debugging capabilities. We can now dive right into the engine source, debug any potential problem and fix it efficiently if we need to.
Having the source access also means the more performance-intensive tasks (like pathfinding, ship physics etc.) can now be fully moved to native code, without relying on the relatively slow Unreal Script. In addition to this, it opens the possibility of closer integration with custom tools, speeding up the development of some features significantly.

We've also been hard at work refining our ship controls. We've come up with something we've internally dubbed 'Freeaim'. Fighters have been the first to receive the reworked controls and we've included some shots below showing it in action.

As always thanks for the continued support, and look out for more updates!

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Guest Aug 3 2014, 7:18am says:

Really Really excited for this game, please keep us posted!

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Kesatsu Jul 5 2014, 2:47am says:

The concept and design of this game looks phenomenal! Would definitely play this game! No questions about it! :)

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Neo3602 Jul 4 2014, 12:14am says:

This game looks amazing, I will gladly pay what ever the planned price of this game is going to be.

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Morbo512 Jun 16 2014, 4:31pm says:

A trailer has been released on their Youtube
Does this mean release soon? I really hope so, the early UT3 mod version was a blast and I can't wait to see how much it's changed.

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Guest Mar 30 2014, 11:29pm says:

I'm so damned glad this is still going.

This is one of the most amazing game concepts I have seen

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Piemanlives Feb 24 2014, 1:55am says:

Wait, what the hell happened to the Second Anterean War? Is that defunct or in limbo or something>

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Guest Jun 13 2014, 9:56pm replied:

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fsFarseer Mar 10 2014, 7:59am replied:

Mostly in limbo at the moment. 2AW is treeform's ( child and he's been doing various things with it over the years, including a fairly recent webGL mockup version. Best go ask him for details. It's possible 2AW will return in some form sometime, but for now this project is the main focus (not without treef's ongoing help as a server admin of course).

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Shoelip Mar 2 2014, 3:45pm replied:

You know, I was trying to think of a game to feature on my not particularly popular Youtube channel, and this came to mind as something I hadn't thought of in a while. Glad to see it in'st completely dead.

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Chompster Feb 22 2014, 2:46am replied:

Alright that's great, good to know thanks :)

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