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For Immediate Release 3rd of Dec.
AirBuccaneers, a multiplayer airship-FPS game, will be released
in Steam on December 5
th. This cooperative 1st person game about vicious
Buccaneers and infamous Vikings battling in the sky requires
seamless teamwork and strategic battle skills. AirBuccaneers is an
indie PC game powered by Unity 4.
The ancient North, once the cradle of culture and peace, is now
corrupted by magic and inhabited by nasty bandits sowing
destruction in airships. Originally an UT2004 mod, AirBuccaneers
has now been developed into a full game by a Finnish game studio
LudoCraft, which specialises in multiplayer games.
The player chooses to be a Buccaneer or a Viking and takes a
glider to the skies. The goal is to drop enemy vessels and secure
dominance of the ancient North. You can use different weapons, help
others, board enemy ships or be the captain – whatever it
takes to get your enemies out of the way.
--The success, as well as the bitter defeat, is solely dependent
on how well you co-operate with your crew mates. Finding the right
kind of battle strategy is not self-evident in the merciless winds
and twisted magic of the North, says Tomi Thurlin the Creative
Director of LudoCraft.
The game has taken inspiration from medieval descriptions, sagas
and other ancient northern myths. The landscapes are breath-taking
– even though magic has spread and corrupted the
surroundings. Game consists of intense air battles where airship
armadas fight against each other in berserk frenzy. It has a heavy
emphasis on teamwork where speed and battle are the focus but
tactics are the key to success.
--A lot of teambuilding and co-operation is needed. It is the
teamwork that helps you to become a valued hero or heroine among
the players, underlines Tony Manninen, the CEO of LudoCraft.
AirBuccaneers was greenlit on the second set to Steam. The game
has been developed with close co-operating with the fans. Those
having purchased the game before Steam release will automatically
receive a Steam key for the game.
Key features of the AirBuccaneers:
- Multiplayer FPS for fans of co-op action
- Intense air battles: airship armadas fighting in berserk
- Heavy emphasis on teamwork. Solo players, time to team up!
- Board enemy ships and take them over!
- Four different types of ships: Battleship, Flying Fortress, Cog
- Selection of weapons: cannons, rockets, gunpowder grenades,
- Persistent character development. Begin as a lousy low-life and
rise in the ranks to immortal glory
- Four specialization classes: Captain, Defender, Guerrilla and
- Use Perks & Flaws system to build a character that always
fits your playstyle
- Find out what really happened in the darkness of the past!