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Amiga classic Wings gets re-mastered in high definition with all its original missions, dogfights, story and gameplay! Read more

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Amiga classic Wings gets re-mastered in high definition with all its original missions, dogfights, story and gameplay!

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We will be offering physical add-on items through the end of the Kickstarter campaign as well as afterwards on Wings' website at www.cinemawarewings.com. You will be able to acquire them with PayPal and other payment systems. So stay tuned as we send out updates with more exciting and exclusive items, many suggested by fans themselves! Keep the suggestions coming!  

Important: Please note that after adding these items to your pledge, make sure to send us a note stating the extra item(s) you have pledged for. Alternatively, you can wait until we send the post-Kickstarter survey to ensure we have all items correctly identified. For US-backers, all shipping costs are included in the item price. For international backers, please add $5 extra per item for shipping & handling.

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A Letter From Farrah

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A Message From the Team!

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Colonel Farrah advises: “Beware the Hun in the Sun” (Wings’ Legacy) “Relive the action, glory and seat of the pants daring of a WWI Allied fighter pilot! You'll strafe Hun armies, bomb enemy aerodromes and match wits against deadly Aces in heart-stopping dogfights, the loser going down in flames...without a parachute! More than just a simulator, Wings features genuine arcade action and an emotion packed role-playing experience. Wings is the easy to play air combat simulation you've been waiting for... no complicated keyboard commands. Just fly and shoot!”

Amiga box replica
Amiga box replica
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PC Demo Available. Download now!
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Android Trial Demo Now Available! Play now!
Android Trial Demo Now Available! Play now!

It was with these words that Cinemaware’s Wings entered the annals of the videogame industry and the hearts of gamers across the globe 23 years ago. Wings was more than just an action flight sim…it truly was a personal combat experience, reflecting all the drama, emotional involvement and brutality that WWI pilots went through in their (usually short) war experience. The emotional impact that Wings’ game playing experience had on gamers has never been quite replicated in the history of the industry...

1990: original Amiga screenshot
1990: original Amiga screenshot

Wings is a World War I flying combat game, originally released by Cinemaware Corp. in 1990. It earned some of the highest reviews of all Amiga games and still has a loyal fan base around the world that have fond memories of this and other Cinemaware games, which had a unique atmosphere and style still unmatched to this day.

Target concept art: dogfight sequence
Target concept art: dogfight sequence
Actual in-game screenshot!
Actual in-game screenshot!

Now, Cinemaware and a team of games industry veterans are working at bringing this game back with all its original missions, storyline and gameplay intact, presented with new, up-to-date high definition graphics, music, sound and controls!

The game will be developed for the PC, Android and iOS, with the option of Mac, Linxus, AmigaOS, OUYA, and PSN/PS4 versions as stretch goals (we will also make the project available for porting to Linux and AmigaOS!). As the 100th anniversary of World War I approaches, we invite you to join the 56th, step into the cockpit and relive the missions and comradeship again!

Before and after example of in-game artwork
Before and after example of in-game artwork

This is the start in the re-launch of a range of classic Cinemaware games on a variety of platforms. Remember Defender of the Crown, It Came From The Desert, Rocket Ranger, Lords of the Rising Sun and The King of Chicago? We’ve got big plans for all of these titles.

The team developing Wings Remastered Edition
The team developing Wings Remastered Edition
                                             

Wings: Remastered Edition is being produced by some of the video game industry’s biggest and most experienced talents, including members of the team who brought you Cinemaware’s Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown remake in 2003. They have also got some other incredible game credits such as NBA Jam, Shadowman, Mega Man Anniversary Collection, Jackie Chan Adventures, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo and many classic Amiga classics such as Spellbound Dizzy, Switchblade 2, and Pegasus. It is a team that has been together and working on game development for over 30 years.

                                                                                     
Wings’ well-known score will be re-recorded in finest HD-quality by Sound of Games' - The #1 in Premium Game Music from Germany and collaborator in other successful Kickstarter campaigns!

 

 "Before the Fight" - original 1990 score

"Before the Fight" - remastered score by Sound of Games!

Finally, Ken Melville, Cinemaware alumnus and co-writer/game designer of It Came From the Desert and the original Wings missions, is also collaborating with us on great new content and future story extensions if YOU help us reach our stretch goals! So keep pledging!

Wings features a mix of gameplay styles, including top-down view bombing runs, isometric strafing attacks and in-cockpit 3D dogfights, seamlessly blended with an engrossing and immersive storyline over the course of 230 missions

Here's what critics had to say at the time of the original game's release:


• Wings was ranked #65 among the "150 Best Games of All Time" by Computer Gaming World Magazine (November 1996) 
• CU Amiga magazine (10/1990) said: “Wings is a brilliant game. It’s both atmospheric and easy to get into.” 94% 
• Computer & Video Games magazine (10/1990) said: “Wow! This is fun! In fact, it’s probably the most enjoyable Cinemaware game yet…” 94% 
• Australia’s Commodore & Amiga Review (11/1990) said: “Wings is a     brilliant game. It’s got atmosphere, it’s got action and it’s got loads of   style.” 93% 
• The One UK magazine said: “…for a more authentic experience of life in World War One you’d be hard pushed to top this.” 91% 
Lemonamiga.com’s Fiery Phoenix (fan) review: “Wings. A classic.”…“ To round up I would have to say this is one of the top 5 Amiga games ever made.” 

In-game Sopwith model
In-game Sopwith model

Cinemaware is planning to bring this unique, emotionally-charged, action-packed gaming experience back to life – in full, glorious HD graphics and sound!

This HD remake will feature ALL of the original missions, storyline and gameplay styles, brought in line with modern systems and graphics standards. Re-live the memories and missions on today’s technology with improved graphics, sounds and controls!

Actual in-game screenshot (work-in-progress)
Actual in-game screenshot (work-in-progress)
Actual in-game screenshot (work-in-progress)
Actual in-game screenshot (work-in-progress)
Actual in-game screenshot (work-in-progress)
Actual in-game screenshot (work-in-progress)
Cinemaware has assembled a world-class team and we’ve already made great progress in bringing Wings back to life since our first Kickstarter attempt. We listened to our backers' and fans' feedback and criticisms and have worked hard to address all of the major issues to make this project a reality. The focus has shifted to producing the main, core game and leaving any extra content and extensions to stretch goals - thus allowing for a lower minimum funding target which we hope our fans will help us achieve.

If we achieve the minimum funding goal, we will recreate the original game in all its glory – but this time, with full HD graphics & sound, enhanced animations, a revised UI and enhancements to the control interface. The game will be DRM-free and no additional content will be up for sale – you get the whole game in its entire, original glory!

To prove our commitment and dedication to Wings: Remastered Edition, a fully playable prototype demo for Windows PC and Android has been produced with five original levels reproduced in HD - but we can only go so far on our own! This demo is a limited sample of what the remastered missions, graphics and storyline which will form the basis for the full game can be like... if you support it with your pledges!

With enough backing and the support of all our fans and those who want to relive this classic game once more on modern platforms, we can complete full development of this great game! This will include all of the original 230 missions, and even some new “never seen before” content if we reach our stretch goals

We've got a bunch of great (and exclusive) rewards to give you if you help us reach our funding goals. Original Wings merchandise, the original 1990 Amiga version, a ton of digital rewards, exclusive artwork plus copies of the game and a chance to visit the development studio and see Wings: Remastered Edition being created!
Wings Poster (movie theater size)
Wings Poster (movie theater size)
                                                       

Next year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I – the "war to end all wars". Let’s mark this with the launch of Wings: Remastered Edition to honor those pilots who fought on both sides of the Great War. Come and join the 56th... feel the rush of wind through your hair from an open-top cockpit as fighters rain bullets and bombs down on you, just like those real-life pilots did a century ago. Re-live the life of one of those pilots through the stories and battles and remember – Heroes Live Forever!

Heroes Live Forever!
Heroes Live Forever!
                                                       

Wings: Remastered Edition is the first title in a new era for Cinemaware, and there’s much more to come including mobile/tablet titles and other remakes of our classics! By helping us get Wings: Remastered Edition off the ground, you will help re-ignite one of the most beloved and innovative gaming brands in history. We’d really love to hear your thoughts on what should come next!

Risks and challenges

It's not easy reinventing a game that was as good as the original Wings, but we think we've got the right team and heritage behind us to do it, with a long track record of developing world-class games.

We're also hoping to release Wings: Remastered Edition on Steam through Greenlight, so we could really do with your votes to get us on there!

It is no secret that this is our second attempt at raising funds for Wings after an initial failed campaign in 2012. We know we committed many mistakes and there were things to learn from the first campaign. and we listened closely to our fans and backers. We are so passionate about Wings that we believed that a second fundraising attempt, with an adjusted goal and humbler objectives would be a better way to serve our core fans, and let them decide how far we should go.

So, we hope we've got it right this time and look forward to your support. It is YOU who will decide how far this project can go and if Wings can reach new heights again!

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  • YES YOU CAN! PayPal payments has just been unlocked and you can pledge by clicking on the banner above or sending a payment pledge directly to 'payments@cinemaware.com' - add a note to seller stating what you are pledging for, and you are set!

    On Kickstareter.com, you need an internationally approved credit card in order to pledge at this time. This is a requirement by Amazon Payment Systems (which is the payment method used at Kickstarter.com). However, it has been brought to our attention that many pre-paid cash cards AND debit cards can also be used in credit-card transactions without a problem! Please see our recent update for more details on this!

    In any event, PayPal has been opened up for everyone to participate and pledge directly to Cinemaware!

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  • You can see both a pledge/award cross-referenced chart and an illustrated physical award list at the end of the project page, or by visiting www.cinemawarewings.com. If you still have doubts, please leave a comment and we will get right back to you!

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  • We do not have the resources to develop these two versions internally, but if we reach the necessary stretch goals we will make the source and graphic assets available for an external team to implement these ports and support both of these platforms!

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  • Yes!! If we reach the appropriate stretch goal, we are planning for German, French, Italian and Spanish localization first. Then, we will look at other languages based on fans’ demand and our funding situation. This localization process might even apply to physical game items we produce, like the short graphic novella and game box!

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  • We plan to deliver Wings: Remastered Edition by June/July 2014!

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  • We are still working at determining the minimum specs for PC, Mac, iOS and Android platforms. We are trying to keep it accessible to most platforms and will update with more details on this issue soon.

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    17 backers

    STUDENT OFFICER:

    Show your support and get: • Your name in the credits under "Special Thanks to Kickstarter Backers". PLUS: • Desktop wallpapers of original Wings artwork.

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    745 backers Limited (255 left of 1000)

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
    ACTING PILOT OFFICER:

    • ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS • Digital download of the game • Free iOS/Android/PC download of original 1990 Wings (emulated Amiga version)!

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    19 backers

    ACTING PILOT OFFICER:

    • ALL OF THE ABOVE!

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    288 backers Limited (12 left of 300)

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! PILOT OFFICER:

    • ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS • Downloadable copies of both the original and remastered Wings SOUNDTRACKS • Access to the exclusive Wings Kickstarter backers forum.

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    14 backers

    PILOT OFFICER:

    • ALL OF THE ABOVE!

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    57 backers

    GENEROUS PATRON OF THE 56th!

    Get 3 downloadable copies of the game and share with friends as a gift! Receive credit under "Special Thanks to Kickstarter Backers" and Desktop Wallpapers • Free iOS/Android/PC download of original 1990 Wings (emulated Amiga version)

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    9 backers

    UPDATED & ENHANCED!!!
    GENEROUS PATRON OF THE 56th!

    Same as before but with full versions of original and remastered soundtracks now included! (Feel free to change to this level if you like - we will treat all $45 Generoud Patron pledges the same!)

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    43 backers

    INTERNATIONAL WINGS PATRON OF THE 56TH (ALL DIGITAL REWARDS!):

    • ALL OF THE ABOVE (EXCEPT for $45 pledge) PLUS •
    Access to early art concepts and web chats • PDF of both the original Wings game manual and Aviator's Briefing booklet • Beta access to the game! (No physical rewards in this package)

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    31 backers

    UPDATED & ENHANCED!!!
    INTERNATIONAL WINGS PATRON OF THE 56TH (ALL DIGITAL REWARDS!):

    THIS PLEDGE LEVEL HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH ADDITIONAL REWARDS! • It is still the same as the previous $55 pledge, but now includes PDF copies of:
    • Wings Graphic Novel short story
    • Wings 2014 Calendar
    • Wings Journal (in-game diary)

    Feel free to change to this level if you like - we will treat all $55 pledges the same!

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    44 backers Limited (456 left of 500)

    FLIGHT LIEUTENANT:

    • ALL OF THE ABOVE (EXCEPT for $45 & $75 Pledges) PLUS • 3 downloadable copies of the game • A custom USB stick in a limited-edition Amiga box replica • Access to early art concepts and web chats • PDF of the original Wings game manual and Aviator's Briefing booklet • Beta access to the game!

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    9 backers

    GENEROUS PATRON OF THE 56th!

    Get 5 downloadable copies of the game and share with friends as a gift! Receive credit under "Special Thanks to Kickstarter Backers" and Desktop Wallpapers • Free iOS/Android/PC download of original 1990 Wings (emulated Amiga version)

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    2 backers

    UPDATED & ENHANCED!!!
    GENEROUS PATRON OF THE 56th!

    Same as before but with full versions of original and remastered soundtracks now included! (Feel free to change to this level if you like - we will treat all $75 Generous Patron pledges the same!)

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    60 backers Limited (240 left of 300)

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! SQUADRON LEADER:

    A great package for retro fans! • ALL OF THE ABOVE (EXCEPT for $45 & $75 Pledges) PLUS • A limited-edition Amiga box replica with original PRINTED manual and Aviator Briefing booklet • An exclusive Wings Kickstarter T-Shirt • Wings sew-on patch

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    7 backers Limited (393 left of 400)

    SQUADRON LEADER:

    • ALL OF THE ABOVE (EXCEPT for $45 & $75 Pledges)

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    12 backers Limited (38 left of 50)

    GROUP CAPTAIN:

    • ALL OF THE ABOVE (EXCEPT for $45 & $75 Pledges) PLUS • 4 downloadable copies of the game • TWO limited-edition Amiga replica boxes with original printed manual and Aviator Briefing booklet! • Special Limited Edition medal • Limited-Edition Wings poster • Wings calendar • Your name in the credits under "Special Thanks to Group Captain Backers" in manual, website and game.

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    8 backers Limited (42 left of 50)

    AIR VICE-MARSHALL:

    • ALL OF THE ABOVE (EXCEPT for $45 & $75 Pledges) PLUS ONE limited-edition Amiga replica box with original printed manuals and Aviator Briefing Booklet • 4 downloadable copies of the game • one collectible Wings hard-cover graphic novel • An exclusive Wings cap • Earn a special medal inside the game! • Your name assigned to the pilots list in the game under "Squadron Roster" and under "Special Thanks to Air Vice-Marshall Backers" in manual, website and game!

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    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    AIR MARSHALL:

    At this level you are making a huge difference - please help us develop this game! • ALL OF THE ABOVE (EXCEPT for $45 & $75 Pledges) PLUS • 6 downloadable copies of the game • The name AND PHOTO of a loved one displayed under "In Memory Of" on the Honor Roll and credit under "Special Thanks to Air Marshall Backers" in manual, website and game!

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    For backers at this level and higher we are offering premium rewards and an unique and special opportunity. Contact us via www.cinemawarewings.com for more information!

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    AIR CHIEF MARSHALL:

    Your $2,500 pledge will really help bring this game to life! • ALL OF THE ABOVE (EXCEPT for $45 & $75 Pledges) PLUS YOUR PICTURE IN A PHOTO IN THE GAME DIARY! • 8 downloadable copies of the game PLUS • Get a custom-made PURPLE aircraft to enhance your game experience! • Your name in the credits as "Special Thanks to Air Chief Marshall Backers" and the chance to interact monthly with the design team during development! Give your input on how the game is made! • (For backers at this level and higher we are offering a unique and special opportunity. Contact us via www.cinemawarewings.com for more information!)

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    MARSHALL OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE:

    This pledge can push us over the goal! • ALL OF THE ABOVE (EXCEPT for $45 & $75 Pledges) PLUS: YOUR PICTURE ON THE WALL IN FARRAH'S OFFICE or SQUADRON ROSTER • 10 downloadable copies of the game • Earn a special medal inside the game! • Your name in the game credits as "Special Thanks to Marshall of the RAF Backers". Interact with the development team weekly and share your thoughts! PLUS • Fly with an awesome BLACK aircraft in the game! • An exclusive & unique piece of framed Wings art • All items signed by the development team! • (We also have a unique and special reward for backers at this level. Contact us via www.cinemawarewings.com for more information!)

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    WINGS HERO!

    HEROES LIVE FOREVER! • ALL OF THE ABOVE (EXCEPT for $45 & $75 Pledges) PLUS • 12 downloadable copies of the game • Earn a special medal inside the game! • Your name in the credits as "WINGS HERO". Interact with the development team weekly and share your thoughts! • An exclusive & unique piece of framed Wings art • All items signed by the development team! • Get a custom version of the game with YOUR LIKENESS as Colonel Farrah on the briefing screen! AND Custom Choice of Plane Color. PLUS • Come and visit our studio to see Wings Remastered Edition in production. We'll put you up in a great hotel and take you for a meal with the team! (airfare/transportation not included) • (For backers at this level and higher we are offering a unique and special opportunity. Contact us via www.cinemawarewings.com for more information!)

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