Ludocraft sent light-than-air messages up to Castle Shotgun to inform us that there’s a new trailer for the Air Buccaneers HD alpha. I might be a bit behind on what’s happening in this remake, to be honest, but WHAT THE HELL IS THAT? See below.
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While I normally count myself as a member the family of rigorous implacable impartiality that makes up the ranks of the International Games Press Corps, I will definitely be on the side of fans in the upcoming battle Air Buccaneers Fan vs Dev conflict, which is taking place in the new alpha build of Air Buccaneers HD. Ludocraft report that: “The battle will start at 18:00 o’clock GMT+2 time on next Thursday, February 9th. We will be playing on the Official LudoCraft Server and we’ll be using the latest Pre-Alpha version of the game.”
I’ll bring the hot air. You can carry the cannonballs.
Ludocraft send word that they have opened the shop for Air Buccaneers HD, allowing you to get permanent access to the alpha and all the builds beyond that. They are also following a “benefactor” (ie Kickstarter) model which allows you to contribute more for some additional bonuses and early adopted stuff that won’t be obtainable later on by anyone.
There’s a new version of the alpha up, too. We’ll get an RPS server set up for this next week. Trailer belowdecks!
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Behold! A trailer for the Air Buccaneers HD remake has just floated into view. Blast it from the skies of perception by engaging it with your eyes, or something. It shows the scale of the new game, and also how faithful it seems to be to the original mod. I am genuinely excited about this – we’ll have to organise some more RPS games as the development progresses. It’s not quite clear how far along things are, as they’re still describing it as an alpha, but hopefully they’ll hit beta soon.
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Ludocraft send word that what they are calling a “pre-alpha” build of their Air Buccaneers is now available. They explain: ” It is still work in progress, though, and all your feedback is highly valuable for us. There are still graphics, sounds, features and effects missing, but we hope that it quenches your thirst for buccaneering and plundering for now.” Servers are going up and the team request you point your feedback at the forums. I can’t wait to get back into the skies, frankly. Merry Christmas, you crazy sky-pirates!
RPS Feature Fighter Than Air
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: 22.214.171.124:7777.” Details for the mod itself are here, and obviously you’ll need UT2004. Anyone for a game tonight? 8pm UK time?