AirBuccaneers (UT2004 total conversion) contains a new multiplayer game type with hot air balloons and cannons. The game is a compelling combination of graceful air ballet, fierce pirate-like action and 3D tactical manoeuvring. AirBuccaneers is targeted for team players who want to experience something unique.
- New multiplayer type containing intense and strategic hot air balloon fights
- Heavy emphasis on teamplay and cooperation
- New player models, weapons, graphics and sounds to complete the unique atmosphere
- Different maps for diverse scenarios and objectives
- Unique game concept and original content
- Genre mix (airwar, tactical vehicle ops and "sea" battles)
- Simple control interface (action button, jump, walk, strafe, turn, throw "weapon", F1 for stats)
The game consists of highly original concept and content. The new type of multiplayer game involving intense and strategic hot air balloon fights is crafted by mixing the game genres of airwar and seat battles with FPS aspects.
AirBuccaneers offers simple enough control interface which enables low learning threshold. The players interact and experience their surroundings by using their player characters in the atmospherically engaging virtual world. Thematic player models, weapons, graphics and sounds complete the unique atmosphere.
The high concept of the game is the graceful control scheme of hot air balloons. Slow movement speeds and large-sized targets reduce the amount of hand-eye-coordination and leave more room for strategic and tactical thinking. The adrenalin rush provided by the intense smoke-filled battle of airborne hot air balloons is one of the most important gameplay aspects.
Major technology upgrade - AirBuccaneers mod ported to UT2004! It is time to heat up your balloons and load your cannons. The graceful air ballet and fierce pirate-like action is back with a vengeance. Immensely original, slightly weird and definitely loads of fun!
The latest version of AirBuccaneers (Beta 4) UT2004 mod is available for download:
Some of the new features for Beta 4 include:
- Game runs on UT2004 (some of the code rewritten and optimized)
- 8 maps with different game types (redone all old maps and added 3 new maps)
- Balloons use the new vehicle code, more reliable with better collisions
- Full bot support added, bots now fly balloons and fire cannons just like human players
- Rocket cannon shot (load cannon with airmines) in addition to flamethrower shot (load cannon with gunpowder pouches)
- Rope added (press jump while in mid-air and below a balloon to activate)
- New character models: "Jarka Juntta" (male) and "Pikkulukki" (female)
- Gametypes include Moving Domination Target, Treasure Hunt, Domination and Team Deathmatch
- Graphical improvements, more effects, new sounds and effect improvements
- Gameplay has been balanced by modifying attributes of balloons, items, objectives, scores, etc.
Check our forum on AirBuccaneers web site or meet us on #airbuccaneers on QuakeNet IRC. Comments and feedback welcome!
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