Morning: Gorgeous Air Buccaneers HD Footage

We do like a bit of balloon war, and few games do that as proficiently as the awesome Air Buccaneers HD. The game’s alpha version is now available on a but-and-try basis, and the work in progress has been documented in a recently video, which you can see below. It certainly looks fine. Mysteriously, devs Ludocraft promise something special for next week, but won’t say what it is. Hmm.

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  1. leslaron says:

    Heh. But-and-try.

  2. Rob Lang says:

    I do hope the secret feature is swinging on ropes between the ships. That would have made boarding a whole lot easier!

  3. Catfishsupreme says:

    I really want to buy this now.

  4. Schmitzkater says:

    There’s a one frame white flash inserted at around 1:34, stating “Free Alpha keys in the next flash. First come, first serve”

    I didn’t see a second flash though.

  5. HexagonalBolts says:

    They premise does sound awesome and I’m tempted to buy, could someone who has played it tell us a bit more about how the gameplay rolls out in general and if it’s fun?

    • Crazy Horse says:

      Have a look at those happy looking (Finnish?) lads at the end of the clip for a clue. How much fun on a scale of 1-10 do you think they are having?

      • Henke says:

        Voi perhana! Those are indeed Finns. :)

      • HexagonalBolts says:

        Haha, to be honest it looks like a four, perhaps it would be higher if I could understand Finnish. I am very tempted to buy it though…

      • caddyB says:

        It does look like a four to me as well, not enough crazy shouting at each other and cursing involved. Not that I know any Suomi curses for that matter.

    • pkt-zer0 says:

      So you missed the RPS-hosted Air Buccaneers event? It was pretty awesome. The game does a good job at making you feel like you’re part of a ship crew. Then again I don’t know any other (air-)pirate ship simulators.

    • metagonzo says:

      Unless I misunderstood the blurb on the download page, you can download the alpha and set up a free account to try it.
      Purchasing a key allows your account to accrue xp whilst a key-less account will not.

  6. caddyB says:

    This is the strangest thing.

  7. buzzmong says:


    Is that airship being steered by a pair of antlers? :O

  8. Trent Hawkins says:

    I don’t think gliders can VTOL like that

    • Davee says:

      In the original mod they had rockets attached to them, which they used to get to a high altitude to then glide from. I think they just haven’t added it to the game yet.

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    LifeSuport says:

    I hope the take care of all those lag jitters, I won’t be able to stand that.

    Maybe next video will actually be smooth, but I still don’t know what this game is. I saw a lot of WOW type running around without doing anything.

  10. squareking says:

    That logo…what a shame.

  11. Squishpoke says:

    Just so you guys know, the Alpha is currently free and able to play without a hitch. I had a load of fun playing multiplayer, so go ahead and jump in whenever you feel like it.

  12. Davee says:

    I’m in your Official Trailer, topping the enemy scoreboard, LudoCraft. :3

  13. Shadrach says:

    Perkele! that looks great!

  14. glenngunnerzero says:

    I remember that UT04 mod!