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Posts tagged “Runner Duck”

Bomber Crew’s orbital follow-up Space Crew takes off today

Spaceships, it turns out, are kinda hard to operate. NASA aren't sending folks up in shuttles all alone, after all. Released today, Bomber Crew follow-up Space Crew is a tactical management game that tasks you with the smooth operation of an interstellar starship, daring you to keep the lights on with slightly too-few crewmates while aliens remind you how desperately thin the hull plating is.

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Feature: I ship it

Space Crew review

When three-man studio Runner Duck released management-tactics game Bomber Crew in 2017, it was rightly praised for turning the "move people around the parts of a large vehicle in an ever-increasing state of panic" aspect of roguelite classic FTL into a whole game. Followup Space Crew takes the action back into space. And while there's a superficial level of similarity to FTL, with reactor power…

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Space Crew takes Bomber Crew’s misadventures into orbit in October

After bumbling through World War 2 with Bomber Crew, developers Runner Duck will return with the crew management game's sequel, Space Crew on the 15th of October. Once again we'll be building a crew, customising our vessel, and issuing folks orders so they can complete missions without crashing and burning or dropping your lunch over Birmingham, but in space. That notoriously mistake-tolerant place, space.

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Space Crew is the sequel to Bomber Crew, with a demo soon

Bomber Crew was already a bit FTL-like, and its sequel is leaning in. Space Crew swaps the original's World War 2 setting for outer space, but otherwise still looks to be a strategy game about telling your vessel's crew what to do as you launch missiles and catch fire. The announcement trailer can be found below.

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Bomber Crew deploys Secret Weapons DLC

Chocks/bombs away! The mildly FTL-ish game Bomber Crew unleashed its first payload of DLC last Friday, sending a new mini-campaign, bomber upgrades and experimental enemy fighter craft plummeting down to the earth below. That new campaign takes place in the winter of 1944, during the "Big Week" that paved the way for the land invasion of continental Europe. The real-life series of missions is also…

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Bomber Crew devs: “surreal” success means 3 add-ons planned, including what “everyone’s asking for”

Released in the eye of the silly season storm, and crucially getting in there before the bigger, noisier World War Twos of Wolfenstein and COD arrived, Runner Duck Games' airborne "strategic survival sim" Bomber Crew has done the business. Its success has far outstripped the expectations of this two-person Brighton studio; as such, its co-designer and artist Dave Miller tells me, "we've got plans for…

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Feature: The accidental pacifists

I am so bad at Bomber Crew I failed to drop any bombs

I'm going to tell you about the time my Bomber Crew accidentally dropped a food parcel on Birmingham. But first, a tragic tale.A spitfire has gone down somewhere in the English Channel and it falls to my crew to rescue the pilot who is bobbing around in the water. We'll need to fend off enemy fighters while dumping survival packs into the water in the…

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Feature: Roundheads and bobbleheads

The Flare Path: Conflicted

Greying temples? Check. Mortgage? Check. Fond of Werther's Originals and New Tricks? Check.Gosh, according to recently issued Home Office guidelines I'm now qualified to grumble about things like soft prison sentences, the inexorable decline in the quality of pop music, and scandalous gaps in the National Curriculum. If I wanted to I could begin a review of the latest Athena-engined wargame by wagging a finger at…

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Bomber Crew goes up tiddley up up in October

Flying missions in the upcoming strat-o-sim Bomber Crew [official site] is quite cartoony, in that you can do things like send crew members out on your World War 2 bomber's wing to fix a burning engine. It's also quite complex and serious, in that your plane can get duffed up enough to need to do that and you'll die terribly if not. Bomber Crew looks…

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