The Steam Hit Project Wingman looks like Top Gun and plays like roguelike

The second best-selling game on Steam on Wednesday, right behind the pre-order Cyberpunk 2077Is a high-concept action battle game called, Project Wingman.. Created by a small team of Australian-based developers, it looks comparable to the expensive titles of the Ace Combat series. Don’t call it a flight simulator.

“”Project Wingman Is a combat flight action game that focuses on sophisticated and sophisticated gameplay, root-based inspiration, and a compelling single-player experience, “says the developer. Project WingmanSteam page. “Perfect for those who aren’t looking for a simulator experience, and for those who want a fast-paced, challenging flight action game that’s easy to pick up and play.”

Players fly in the sky in first or third person. It takes control of 4th and 5th generation fighters and attacks aircraft selected from the arsenal of the modern world. Project Wingman It includes the right campaigns and a roguelike mode called Conquest that people seem to really enjoy. Conquest mode tells players to buy planes and weapons and maintain full combat strength.

The game includes more than 20 aircraft, including the AV-8B Harrier, F-14 Tomcat, and F-15 Eagle. There are many planes from Russian inventory as well as some legacy planes, including the venerable F-4 Phantom.

What’s really interesting is the opposition, which includes a huge flying fortress and a huge ground mecha. The game’s fiction takes players along another timeline where modern aircraft are hunted by “railguns and geothermally powered weapons.” The game also doesn’t underestimate the dramatic lighting that spills across exotic environments, such as Yellowstone magma fields and redwood forests.

The game is also compatible with the latest Hands-on Throttle and Stick (HOTAS) setups and virtual reality, but neither is required to enjoy the game.

Project Wingman Initially funded in 2017 through the Epic Games Unreal Dev Grant program. Fans then chipped over AU $ 114,000 ($ 85,000 shy in US dollars) via Kickstarter.

correction: An earlier version of this story named Conquest Mode Project WingmanCampaign mode. They are two separate modes.

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