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Pirate Flags
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Pirate Flags

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"Pirates have their own crude tradition of flags and symbols."

The Monster Update
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The Monster Update

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The next major release of Airships is done! Headline features include monsters like dragons and giant spiders, new music, and player-created combat scenarios...

Shootout Mayhem
Shootout Mayhem

Shootout Mayhem

Shootout Mayhem

An open source roguelike action game with a western theme. Play as Taquito Jones, El Gato, or S.P.U.R as you seek to undo the evil T.R.A.I.N.

Automated Heraldry: Merging Coats of Arms
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Automated Heraldry: Merging Coats of Arms

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One of the new features coming in Airships dev 9 is the ability for empires to join into alliances if they're feeling threatened. But what coat of arms...

Crew Lines with Portraits
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Crew Lines with Portraits

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Making pop-up NPC messages interesting and relevant.

Here be Dragons
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Here be Dragons

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Giant spiders, pirates, mad scientists, dragons. Monsters are nesting out in the hills and forests and swamps.

Aerial Torpedoes
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Aerial Torpedoes

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Each torpedo is almost a tiny airship by itself, with a steam-driven propeller and a Suspendium chamber. And on impact, its explosive payload is so great...

Whatever happened to Space Exploration: Serpens Sector?
Space Exploration: Serpens Sector

Whatever happened to Space Exploration: Serpens Sector?

Space Exploration: Serpens Sector

It ended up being squeezed out by Airships: Conquer the Skies, but may one day return.

Optimizing for Boredom
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Optimizing for Boredom

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How Don't Starve changed during development, why I stopped playing FTL, and why Airships has no precise targeting.

The Kraken
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The Kraken

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I am now making headway on dev 9 and its menagerie of monsters. I present to you the Aerial Kraken.

Tentacle Logic
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Tentacle Logic

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The details of programming tentacle movements for aerial monsters, with interactive examples.

Version 8: Mods and Steam Workshop
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Version 8: Mods and Steam Workshop

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Major new features are data-driven modding and Steam workshop integration, as well as new modules and conveniences like selection groups and auto-landscaping...

The Case of the Spontaneously Falling Airship
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The Case of the Spontaneously Falling Airship

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In the newest builds, ships mysteriously gave up on things and just fell out the sky. I investigated why.

Publishing ships on Steam
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Publishing ships on Steam

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Publishing your construction on the Steam workshop is going to be pretty simple in dev8.

Modding Preview: The Imperial Cannon
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Modding Preview: The Imperial Cannon

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Airships v8 will introduce a new, easier modding system. Here's how to make a giant cannon.

The Data Refit
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The Data Refit

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Porting the game data to JSON format is hard work, but I'm getting there. And the rewards will be many.

Fan Art Spotlight: GERSillySausage
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Fan Art Spotlight: GERSillySausage

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Steam user GERSillySausage has been positively churning out some really nice fan art. Here are some of my favourites.

The making of "Footsteps"
You wake up every morning and see the footsteps.

The making of "Footsteps"

You wake up every morning and see the footsteps.

The process of coming up with and programming the game over a three-hour game jam. Starting out at Cluedo and ending up at The Thing.

Spiders! Data-driven spiders!
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Spiders! Data-driven spiders!

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Working on adding spiders and other monsters. Making the game more data-driven for more flexibility and modding.

Tutorials and Version 7.3
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Tutorials and Version 7.3

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The newest version of Airships introduces a tutorial - here's how it works, and why I designed it that way.

Airships is two and gets a new trailer
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Airships is two and gets a new trailer

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Two years ago today, I started on this project. Thank you, IndieDB, for all your support as I look back.

Version 7.2
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Version 7.2

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Ship multiselect, editor overlays, explosions, wreckage, and more!

Overlays and Aerial Krakens
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Overlays and Aerial Krakens

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Adding info overlays to the ship editor, plus another glimpse of the upcoming monsters.

Better Explosions
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Better Explosions

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Mightier explosions make for more visceral gameplay. Plus: developing a menagerie of monsters.

Version 7.1.1
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Version 7.1.1

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Hot on the heels of v7.1, this bugfix release stops certain crashes and bad behaviours.

Version 7.1
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Version 7.1

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Spider-soldiers, module searching, bugfixes! Version 7.1 is here.

7.1 is the plan the plan is 8.0
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7.1 is the plan the plan is 8.0

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Upcoming fixes and features - monsters and better modding & Steam integration.

Version 7
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Version 7

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v7, featuring landships and more, is now available.

Airsoldiers and Wolves Passant
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Airsoldiers and Wolves Passant

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Making boarding crew smarter and moving towards the dev7 release. Plus: a new heraldic charge.

Landcruisers and Boar Heads
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Landcruisers and Boar Heads

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Tracked landships: Compared to ones with legs, they’re faster, sturdier, but less able to deal with rugged terrain.

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