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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!
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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!”
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...
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.
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!
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.
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.
"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 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.”
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!
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!
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!
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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