Posts Tagged ‘air buccaneers’

Air Buccaneers Sale & The Last Saga of Atland

By Jim Rossignol on December 21st, 2012.


It seems pretty clear to me that “ludicrous hot air balloon battles with flame-cannons and grappling-hook boarding actions” needs no exposition or back-story, but Air Buccaneers has a rather amusing one anyway. Finnish developers Ludocraft send word that their story trailer (and presumably new game intro) has appeared, and you can watch that below. It’s time to coincide with a Christmas sale over the Steams, where the game is a threesomely 33% off. I’m not saying you should buy it, but you should play it. And if you buy it, that will help with that.

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Air Buccaneers Boards Steam, Out Now

By John Walker on December 5th, 2012.

After a successful Greenlighting, Air Buccaneers (which apparently they’re spelling “AirBuccaneers”, but I’m not) arrives on Steam today. The game that has rather won Jim’s heart, and the attention of RPS’s readers, is officially there for even the likes of you to play. The multiplayer airship FPSing is a historically accurate recreation of the floating battles between the Bucanneers and the Vikings to dominate the Ancient North.

Should you play tonight, the developers will be about on the servers, and will be flinging Steam codes into the chat for people to grab, to get the full version of the game. And once Jim has escaped the mad hell of moving house, he’ll be organising some games for RPS readers in the near future.

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Avast! Air Buccaneers Floats Into Beta, Is Greenlit

By Jim Rossignol on October 24th, 2012.


Air Buccaneers has earned a collective thumbs up from the internet, and has been greenlit. But we knew that. What’s more important that this hue of light coincides with the beta, which you can play for free, right here. But when? When are we going to play it? TONIGHT! Get it and get in the game. Let’s have RPS readers swinging from grappling hooks in the sky at 7pm UK time.

Yes, let’s celebrate by having a fight with our air cutlasses, and then, as our terrible wounds heal, watching the new beta video, below.
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Air Buccaneers On Greenlight, Linux And Mac Versions

By Jim Rossignol on September 20th, 2012.


Our favourite Finnish fantasy dirigible combat game, Air Buccaneers HD, has appeared on Greenlight. Developers Ludocraft hope that the community – which can already play the alpha version for free – will support their game and buy into supporting the finished version. It’s a fantastic, unique thing, and I demand that you try it.

Also, I formally request that you view the new gameplay trailer and Mac-footage videos, below.
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Ludocraft Explain Air Buccaneers HD

By Jim Rossignol on December 6th, 2011.

Not a screenshot, obv.
It was time to find out a bit more about Air Buccaneers HD. So it was that we spoke to Ludocraft CEO Tony Manninen and asked him what they were up to. That investigation commences below.
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Air Buccaneers HD Mystery, Classic Server Up

By Jim Rossignol on December 1st, 2011.

A similar sight was found in my mirror this morning.
We’ve received a mysterious link from Ludocraft, who are currently making a “HD” version of one of RPS’ favourite mods, the bizarre airship combat game, Air Buccaneers. It’s a link to this image, which is inscribed with words – possibly Finnish? (my understandening of anything outside basic English is deplorable) – which apparently contain some clue to what will be contained in the remake. Ludocraft describe it as “a small bit of info on one quite interesting and unique new “thing” we’ll be adding to the game.”

Meanwhile the Ludocraft team have put up a server of the original mod. They explain: “It can be found in the Unreal Tournament 2004 server browser under name “LudoCraft’s AirBuccaneers 1.6 Server” or via direct IP: 80.75.107.152:7777.” Details for the mod itself are here, and obviously you’ll need UT2004. Anyone for a game tonight? 8pm UK time?

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FAMED VICTORIES OF THE SKY!

By Jim Rossignol on August 3rd, 2011.

Whee!
Air Buccaneers is getting an HD remake! You can even watch a trailer, below. Air Buccaneers – a multiplayer combat game between teams of balloon-piloting, cutlass-wielding canoneers – was 2004′s greatest mod, and arguably one of the finest mods of all time. And it is being remade. RPS veterans we recall our revival of the mod on a couple of occasions, events which always ended in a “why isn’t this being remade in UDK…” Now it is.

It’s also due for release in 2012. And that’s all I know for now, having just been alerted to this forum thread by Comrade sponge. I’ve contact Ludocraft for more information.
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Air Buccaneers-a-thon?

By Jim Rossignol on May 29th, 2010.


Kick off from about 6pm UK time tonight? And if you’re reading this WITHOUT COMPREHENDING THE AWESOMENESS then you should read this and this. Then, perhaps, you will join us.

EDIT: UT2k4 master server is poorly, so launch Air Buccaneers, open console, and type “open 140.247.62.101:8777″ to join the server.

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Once More Unto The Balloons!

By Jim Rossignol on May 27th, 2010.


Splendid scholar and gentleman Andrew Mao sends word that he has put up an East Coast US server for Air Buccaneers – a feat of altruism which should fix our balloon-pirating woes. Looks like there’s a Warband event on tonight, but how about we all pile on to this on Saturday for aeronautical fun times?

Mr Mao also says: “ut2004://140.247.62.101:8777 – has redirect so even those who are too lazy to download the game can just put in the IP and get the files downloaded.”

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Anyone For Air Buccaneers?

By Jim Rossignol on April 23rd, 2010.


That was a bit of a bust. Not sure what the problem was. I’ll have to fix it when we’ve got more time to experiment. Sorry!

EDIT: Server up again, but likely not for long. Will try to fix it up for tomorrow.

EDIT: Server had crashed, it’s back now. And crashed again. It’s not look very healthy. Working on it. It’s up for now, but not sure why it should be crashing so regularly.

Craig from PC Gamer UK sends word that they’ve got an Air Buccaneers server up and running until May 6th. We had some success with a revival last year, and details for getting started are here. Shall we have a game from, say, 2pm UK time tomorrow? The server should come up in the game browser, or the IP is 85.236.100.18:8077. Reminisce over last year’s events here.

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Continuing Sky Wars: Air Buccaneers

By Jim Rossignol on June 20th, 2009.


Update: Server is still up, so let’s get some Sunday afternoon games going for people who missed out on last night. Shall we try and fill the server again tonight at 8pm UK time?

Get the mod here, and make sure you get the .zip version for the Steam version of UT2004. If you’ve not played before, play the in-game tutorial!

The air wars were still raging when I dropped out last night, so do pop by if you’re able. Highlight of the evening was the mass suicide-boarding of an enemy battleship, leaving our battleship unmanned and drifting, only to be re-crewed via rocket-glider. Now that’s a videogame, yes sir.

Thanks to everyone who turned up last night, it seems Air Buccaneers lives again.

For more info look here and here.

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