Aerial Destruction is a helicopter game featuring a semi-realistic arcade gameplay with colourful graphics where the goal is to destroy armies of bio-engineered mutants during a complete single player campaign followed by multiple arcade missions.
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Release Date: Feb 21, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The game is pretty much complete but some additional features and content are planned to be added for the final release. A bit more testing is also required to make sure no bugs or gameplay issues are left.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The Early Access won't be long and the game should have its final release in few weeks.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version should have a complete and solid single player campaign with many missions and helicopters to play.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Right now the game is featuring a single player campaign almost complete with only the final chapter missing, and 3 helicopters with different gameplays along some extra missions in various environments.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Price may slightly increase after Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Feedbacks from the community will be heard and may change the final release of the game. Any bugs and issues reported will be fixed as soon as possible.”
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February 22

Early Access launch and clarifications about gameplay controls.

Following almost a year of development, Aerial destruction has just been launched as an Early Access and is now available to play.

Many tweaks are still being made and some updates with fixes should come soon, including more contents. In the meanwhile, there seems to be some difficulties with handling the gameplay controls which I would like to explain here.

The controls for helicopters in Aerial Destruction is an attempt to be close to reality, which means it doesn't work like a first person shooter with W moving forward and A-D strafing left and right.

Instead the keys are mostly used to give engine power to the helicopter and the rest is done with the mouse.

The keys are mapped such as bellow :
W = Lift / Accelerate
S = Descend / Decelerate
A = Turn Left
D = Turn Right


The mouse is mean to be used as a joystick :
Mouse Forward = Roll Forward (nose of the helicopter points down - advance)
Mouse Backward = Roll Backward (nose of the helicopter points upper - slow down)
Mouse Left = Barrel Roll Left
Mouse Right = Barrel Roll Right


Don't brutally push the mouse or you will loose control of the helicopter.

Piloting the helicopters requires pressing W to raise the helicopter in the air, then slowly move the mouse forward to have the helicopter rotate forward and start advancing.

The helicopter will keep rotating forward so move the mouse back to normal to stop the rotation when it is enough. To slow down the helicopter its the same excepted the mouse must be moved backward and then returned.

One last thing to say is that the cockpit view is the easiest and best to control, especially when beginning, while the behind view is nice to have an overview of the helicopter but can be hard sometimes to aim accurately.

When handled, these controls give a more intensive and immersive gameplay experience, but I will see if it is possible to implement a more airboat-like control in a next update.

Thanks for reading,
Devdan

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About This Game

Aerial Destruction is a helicopter game featuring a semi-realistic arcade gameplay with colourful graphics where the goal is to destroy armies of bio-engineered mutants during a complete single player campaign followed by multiple missions.

If you ever wanted a fun helicopter game where you could quickly jump in and play without the hassle of learning the complex controls of a flying simulator, then this might be the game for you !

FEATURES

  • A complete single player campaign with missions ranging from defending military outposts, destroying enemy convoys or buildings to supporting allied troops in assaulting enemy front lines.
  • Arcade missions taking place in various environments with the possibility of upgrading the helicopters armaments for a maximum destruction.
  • Unlockable helicopters having each one its specific armament, tactic and gameplay.
  • Battles with large concentrations of allied and hostile forces composed of infantry, armed cars, tanks, buildings, etc...
  • Helicopters easy to fly with views inside the cockpit and behind.
  • 15 achievements to unlock.
  • Support of Steam trading cards.
  • Support of Steam cloud to keep all progress available on any computer.
  • Playable with Xbox-like gamepads.
  • Many customisable settings and tweaks with support for Ultra HD (4K).

Gameplay

The more you progress in the campaign, the more helicopters you unlock ! Each one is coming with its own armaments and tactic, whether it is close range attack or distant firing.

For instance the MH-6 "Little Bird" is a little combat helicopter fast but with low health, its two miniguns and small rockets are efficient in quickly storming enemy units. On an other hand the AH-64 Apache is armed with a heavy machine gun and missiles, which is great to eliminate targets within a long range in a stationary fly.

Controls are simple and user friendly, so you can jump in the game and immediately start piloting the helicopters while still feeling the immersion of being inside with the realistic physics !

Campaign

The game consist in a complete single player campaign with a varied set of missions with objectives such as assisting friendly units on the ground against a numerically superior enemy or to storm alone enemy positions and convoys.

For each chapter completed, you unlock a new helicopter which can then be played with the previous missions as well.

Along the campaign are included arcade missions where the goal is to choose a helicopter and complete multiple objectives with the ability to upgrade the helicopter armaments, with sometimes having to defend a position against waves of mutants for as long as possible to achieve the best score.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 (32-bit only)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500k, 3.3GHz / AMD Phenom II X6 1075T 3GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8800/ATI Radeon HD3850
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 (3GB) / AMD R9 290 (4GB)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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