A tremendous power lies in VR. Anything you imagine, anywhere you dream, any time you envision - it can get you there.
Have you ever wondered what the Handley-Page 42 looked like in real life? Or what size was a Messerschmitt Me-323 Gigant? Or Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria? All of them are long since gone, but with the incredible power of virtual reality they can be brought back to life. And this is what the VR Museum was created for.
There are many great inventions that are only known from drawings and blurry photos. And many of them are already 3D-modelled and scattered around the net. The idea behind the VR Museum is to locate them, refurb if necessery, and show here for everyone to see. Starting from airplanes, the Museum’s collection will grow to become more interdisciplinary in the future.
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Sky Knights is definitely worth the $10 and investment in time. The game has a lot of spirit to it and the maneuver/stamina system hits the sweet spot of easy to learn, but hard to master. While only controlled with a single button, the maneuver system adds a whole new dimension to the dogfighting and interacts well with other flight mechanics. A confrontation between two planes doesn’t just come down to turning speeds and a well-played A-10 can get the advantage over a Su-27. The tutorials in-game, guides, and matches against bots allow for newer players to get the hang of flying their plane, while the actual matches can get intense and competitive. I’ve witnessed many games come down to a single bombing run on a base. Your contribution to your team’s success is also very noticeable and the result of the match doesn’t feel arbitrary or random. If you’re looking for a nice multiplayer game with both strategy and skill involved or are into fighter jets, Sky Knights is a wonderful game to pick up.
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Sky Knights is a very fun top down fighter game that is easy to get into, with game mechanics that add depth and reward skill and good tactics. Your goal is to take out all of the enemy bases on the map, either by going in on bombing runs yourself, or by wiping out enemy ground vehicles to create a path for yours (Hint: if you can get your ground vehicles to an enemy base they will do good damage). That being said, maintaining air superiority is still the name of the game as you will not be able to do much if enemy figthers are constantly shooting you down. Dedicated fighter planes can also influence the ground troops by means of the morale mechanic. Scoring mulitple kills will raise your team’s morale and can add more ground support on your side. It’s perfectly viable to pick a role you like playing and stick with it, or change between different planes as you see fit.
Cyber Defense 2088
This was absolutely a fun game! I thought the concept was really cool, coming from the mobile tower defense world it was definitely an adjustment.
The game itself was visually pleasing, there weren’t any bright blinding lights, everything you needed menu wise while not actively fighting in game was condensed into one area. There’s a little bit of lore to the game, not hugely interactive as far as storyline goes but it sets the right pace and for the type of game it is, didn’t really need it.
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Neon Wings: Air Race
Yeah it’s really good fun and was worth every penny, I would definitely like to see more things added in the future to make it even greater.
kid loves it
AirGun is another GameMaker Studio asset flip from serial copy+paste infringers, ImperiumGame. All these guys do is rip off game templates and projects from the Yoyogames/GameMaker Studio store, change the name and a few cosmetic details, and try to scam people into paying for someone else’s work on Steam. They have run asset flip scams dozens of times, and this is no exception. It’s nothing but a cash grab.
This time they’ve ripped off a basic template for a 2D retro arcade/SpaceWar game, and slapped some airplane models on it (or the game template came with them, who knows how deep ImperiumGame’s moral bankruptcy goes). GameMaker Studio itself is a terrible game construction kit, and this asset flip shows just how bad things can get when templates/tutorials/demos from that construction kit get dumped on Steam as complete games.
Tiny Combat Arena
What is the experience of Tiny Combat Arena?
Tiny Combat Arena is a labor-of-love combat flight simulator that aims to strike the perfect balance between a simulator and an approachable, customizable, air combat experience. All executed in a stylized look representing a fictional Cold War-era conflict.
Sim-lite combat flight model
Tiny Combat Arena is all about the fun factor of flying, dogfighting, and close air support. Simulation elements are added to the game in service of creating engaging and deep gameplay, never just for the sake of realism. Simulation inspired mechanics, such as boosting a missile’s range by launching from above your target, create a new range of tactics for you to explore.
Quick Mission Builder
Tiny Combat Arena lets you jump in and fly by quickly assembling various types of missions. Take a placid stroll around beautiful scenery, configure a team vs team dogfight against aircraft of your choosing, or strike objectives with ground units to attack and support.
Plan your moves on the strategic map; pick objectives, identify threats, choose which units to support, and where to make a difference. There is a war going on around you, and your participation will affect its outcome.
Detailed and useful database
The in-game database provides players with not only detailed statistics on vehicles, aircraft, and weapons, but also to give tactical guidance on how to approach different aircraft and respond to different threats.
As another reviewer wrote, it’s an asset-flip.
Lucky me gets dubious honour of writing the first review for Arcade Galaxy, which is an asset flip scam.
This is another GameMaker Studio asset flip from serial copy+paste infringers, Piece of Voxel. All these guys do is rip off game templates and projects from the Yoyogames/GameMaker Studio marketplace, change the name and a few cosmetic details, and try to scam people into paying for someone else’s work on Steam. They have run asset flip scams dozens of times, and this is no exception. It’s nothing but a cash grab.
Tiger Fighter 1931
Lucky me gets to write the first English review for Tiger Fighter 1931. This is a free to play 2D top down vertical scrolling arcade shoot ‘em up where you control what I think is some kind of airplane against a bunch of other planes. It’s hard to tell, as the screenshots show, there’s some really bad graphics here.
Although this is a copy of the GameMaker Studio shoot ‘em up template, original assets have been used. Despite this, the gameplay is fluid and you have a big area to move around in, so the bullet hell dynamics get interesting. You have room to dodge and control the flow of the game that most shoot ‘em ups fail to grasp. There’s also a reasonable array of pickups that give you different firing modes and upgrade your firepower.
Inspired by blazingly fast arcade racers and punishing platformers, you will crash fast, you will crash hard, and you will crash often. You’ll be instantly thrown back into the action to apply what you’ve learned.
You’ll be crashing across 100+ levels divided into 10+ worlds, each world introducing it’s own unique hazards and challenges. Daily, weekly and monthly playlists keeps the challenge fresh as you compete for the top spot.
Save the ‘Verse from THE CORRUPTION, a program gone rouge. It’s only purpose is now the complete and total deletion of the ‘Verse and all backup data. You’ll discover the origin of the ‘Verse, how the CORRUPTION came to be, and why it’s hellbent on the complete and total destruction of not only itself but all of the ‘Verse.
Lucky me gets to write the first review for Tiger Striker. This is a free to play 2D side scrolling shoot ‘em up where you control what I think is some kind of spaceship/spaceman against a bunch of other space-borne enemies. It’s hard to tell, as the screenshots show, there’s some really bad graphics here.
Although this is a copy of the GameMaker Studio shoot ‘em up template, original assets have been used. GameMaker Studio is a terrible game construction kit, and you can’t build a nice house from a terrible foundation. Games made with GameMaker Studio are always, always terrible, and this game is no exception.