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A 1942-style dog-fighting game for Android! Featuring online multiplayer battle arenas requiring strategy. Read more

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This project's funding goal was not reached on November 1, 2011.

A 1942-style dog-fighting game for Android! Featuring online multiplayer battle arenas requiring strategy.

About this project

The Game

On a quiet morning in Guadalcanal a faint hum rolls over the hills from the north. A Japanese Raiden stalks over the treeline. Suddenly a squadron of Imperial Zeros ascend from behind the hills opening fire, deafening all other noises. Take flight! Engage your enemies and protect your allies in the Roaring Skies!

Our vision is to create a game in which friends and foes engage in aerial battle. Strategy and camaraderie are crucial for survival and mastery. This is no puny side-scrolling game; players will flank, gank, and fleet you from every angle. Team work is essential, mavericks will not prevail. Choose your upgrades wisely, as a fighter-pilot’s salary is based purely on their head count.

The first iteration of the game will be a multi-player focused version of the game; allowing players to play online in a plethora of game types including Deathmath, DotA, Onslaught, Capture the Flag and more to come. Various player configurations will exist including 1v1, 2v2, 4v4, 8v8 and Free for All.

Our intent is to create a game that carries a unique teamwork centric approach to multi-player game play.  The design is focused on enabling ally collaboration strategies such as luring an enemy force to a position to enable an unforeseen flanking attack. Hold a tight formation to penetrate and recede without penalty.

Later iterations of the game will include a single player mode which is planned to include a campaign with selectable levels of AI difficulty as well as online rankings.

The Team

We are Brew Engine, a small indie team located in the northern San Francisco Bay Area. Our super stealthy coding ninjas are experts at whipping up plates of code pasta. The elite graphic design and use-ability teams have truck loads of ideas ready to dump. Our HR manager recruits the same guy over and over. The CXO, well...

  • Capt. Wyatt - Professional crop-duster, creating no-fly zones all around the office!
  • Cub Scout Babel - Crashing servers, planes, and parties!

The Kickstart

This game is a considerable undertaking for such a small indie team, but this is no pipe dream; we are a talented group and are dedicating our hearts to this game. We already have a beta version in the Android Market but we need your support to make this game truly stand out. Your support will help with:

  • Bringing Roaring Skies to iOS
  • Awesome sound effects
  • Professionally designed maps
  • Designing/developing single player campaign mode
  • Graphics
  • Marketing
  • Game server expenses
  • Whips to keep the programmers in line

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    A digital love letter thanking you for your support.

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    The love letter and a Roaring Skies paper-craft plane in PDF format. You'll also get your name featured in the thanks page/credits.

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    Everything above and Roaring Skies for Android or iOS (ad free). In addition, when playing multiplayer, everyone will see a special paint job on your plane letting them know you were an early supporter.

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    Everything above and Roaring Skies for Mac/PC (ad free).

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    Everything above and an airplane stress ball that displays the Roaring Skies logo. Schwag!

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    Everything above and all future planes, game-modes, etc. will be yours for free. We have big plans.

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    Everything above and 3 additional copies of Roaring Skies (Android or iOS and desktop versions) to give to your friends (or foes).

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    Everything above plus access to exclusive private beta versions! You'll also get our next game for free (which is already in the works).

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    Everything above and a CD containing Roaring Skies for Mac/PC, development recordings, soundtracks, and more. You'll also get to celebrate with us in Santa Rosa, CA at our release party.

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    Early supporter special: everything above plus an aerial tour over the Golden Gate Bridge for you and a friend (fare to get to Bay Area not included).

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    Everything above plus an aerial tour over the Golden Gate Bridge for you and a friend (fare to get to Bay Area not included).

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    Everything above (except the flight) plus video chats with us to help you build your own game, covering topics such as optimized collision detection, multiplayer integration, utilizing a high-performance OpenGL framework or anything you like. Or we could just talk gossip! Six 30 minute sessions.

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