Air Brawl Brings Angry Bats To Plane Warfare

Imagine my disappointment when I clicked on a link about Air Brawl [official Facebook] only to realise the game didn’t have anything to do with the classic Golden Retriever Basketball oeuvre. Instead, Air Brawl – a game about plane acrobatics and flying, gunny death – is intriguing even in the face of a supreme lack of heartwarming doggy yarn. It’s been on Early Access for a few months and dodged our gaze until now, but it’s never too late to award points to a game which uses bats as legitimate air fighting weapons. Read on!

Think Mario Kart multiplayer with planes that turn on a dime, that’s Air Brawl. Watch it in action below, or check it our for yourself in its alpha demo for Windows, Mac and Linux.

The game has been in development for nine months from indie dev Wilhelm Nylund, who calls it “the Team Fortress of plane games” – for example, Air Brawl features a weapon called the Batapult which fires canisters of angry bats, and I can think of no sweeter an end for your foes. You also get anchors, the anti-aircraft weapons of the future, which are harpooned onto enemy vessels, as well as what amounts to different plane “classes.”

You may remember it from its days of being briefly on Kickstarter – the developer was looking for 350,000 SEK (about $50,000) but didn’t manage to meet their goal. Ah well! Who needs it. The game’s on Steam Early Access for Windows, Mac, and Linux at £6.99.

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    gritz says:

    Never thought Sunday would be so heavy on the press-releases here at RPS.

  2. ersetzen says:

    It is pretty fun and super hard, at least if you want to compete with some of the experienced players.

    • ersetzen says:

      Link shenanianz. Does this work? It is pretty fun and super hard, at least if you want to compete with some of the experienced players.

  3. bit.bat says:

    This reminds me of Strike Vector. What a great game, shame that it never took off.

  4. communisthamster says:

    I just remembered I bought this while drunk a month ago. I should play it again, flying had a good feel to it.