The best-selling game number 2 on Steam on Wednesday, just behind the pre-orders for Cyberpunk 2077, is a fighting game with a high action concept called The Wingman project. Created by a small team of developers based in Australia, it looks like a rival to big budget titles in the Ace Combat series – just don’t call it a flight simulator.
“The Wingman project is a combat action game with a flight with an emphasis on polished and refined gameplay, root-inspired and engaging experience for one player, “says the developer of The Wingman projectThe Steam page. “Perfect for those who are not looking for a simulation experience, with ease to pick up and play, all the way to those who want a fast challenging flight game.”
Players take to the skies in first or third person, where you will take control of fourth- and fifth-generation fighters and attacking aircraft extracted from arsenals throughout the modern world. The game includes more than 20 aircraft, such as the AV-8B Harrier, F-14 Tomcat and F-15 Eagle. There are even some hereditary aircraft, including the venerable F-4 Phantom, as well as many aircraft from the Russian inventory.
What is really interesting is the opposition, which includes monstrous flying fortresses and heavy ground bellows. The fiction of the game takes players along an alternative timeline, where modern aircraft are fished by “rails and geothermal weapons.” The game does not spare the dramatic lighting that spreads through all its exotic surroundings – the fields of Yellowstone magma, the forests of Redwood and others.
The game was originally funded in 2017 through the Epic Games Unreal Dev Grant program. Fans later raised more than A $ 114,000 – just $ 85,000 – via Kickstarter.
The Wingman project sports a full campaign called Conquest Mode, which plays like a scam. Players will be tasked with purchasing aircraft and weapons and maintaining full combat power. The game is also compatible with modern HOTAS settings and virtual reality, although neither is required to enjoy the game.