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Hi all! We launched our first big PC title AirBuccaneers on Steam less than 24 hours ago and today is also the Finnish Independence Day (we are a Finnish studio). Thus we thought it would be cool to celebrate these both occasions to give out some Steam keys to our game.

So for the next hour or so I'll be posting out keys every 10 minutes. First come first served, so act fast. You can also ask me almost anything related to our studio and the game and I'll answer to the best of my knowledge.

And for those who don't yet know the game, AirBuccaneers is a multiplayer FPS with Buccaneers and Vikings fighting each other with airships armed with cannons. The game has a very heavy emphasis on teamwork and player co-operation. You can check out our launch trailer in here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHFiLnIWma0

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Posted by9 years ago

Hello everybody. I've got a few games to give away today. The games up for grabs today are:

So, how do you get these lovely games?

HOW TO WIN GAMES

  1. It is always nice if you upvote this post so more people can enter. It's not a requirement, since I won't know who the hell is upvoting and downvoting, but it's always nice to spread the love.

  2. Comment which game you want. I will be using RedditRaffle to pick the winner for each game, so comment with the following:

  • for zeno clash series, comment ZENO

  • for AirBuccaneers, comment AIRBUC

  • for Nuclear Dawn, comment NUKE

  • for Chaser, comment CHASER

These silly little comments just make it easier to pop into RedditRaffle. There is no limit to how many games you can claim, so if you want all of them, put all four in your comment (all in one comment). I will, however, be doing a separate raffle for each game (so if you get drawn once, it doesn't mean you automatically win every game you commented).

This post is being made at 3:05 EST, and the contest will close in 24 hours. Good luck to everyone!

EDIT: I should also note that the method of distribution is STEAM KEYS so have Steam.

THE WINNERS ARE HERE!

Zeno Clash Series goes to SirSparkle

AirBuccaneers goes to Scheidecker1

Nuclear Dawn goes to rturiak

Chaser goes to Splargy

Thanks to everyone!

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Posted by11 years ago

For your consideration as a future playdate:

AirBuccaneers is a total conversion mod for Unreal Tournament 2004, containing "intense and strategic hot air balloon fights," with "airships, cannons, air-mines and various other antiquated gadgets." The gameplay is "a combination of graceful air ballet (with explosions), fierce pirate-like action (such as sword fights and ship-to-ship grappling/boarding) and 3D tactical maneuvering."

The games journalism website Rock Paper Shotgun has had success organizing days when their readers played this mod together, a few times over the years. Jim Rossignol of RPS gives a compelling description of the game:

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"You can get involved in gigantic balloon battles in beautifully bleak places. ... I’d forgotten how ludicrously characterful the game is. The strange tale of abandoned tribes and mushroom gods, and a war fought via hot air-balloon. It’s filled with entertaining ideas: aerial mines that are fired by rocket, only to hang in the sky, waiting for a victim. Or the rocket propelled glider that takes you up the critical central 'battleship' balloon, that is often the focus of any single battle.

The game itself is an interesting tension between slow-moving aircraft, and the fast paced melee/explosives combat. Watching people leap from one balloon to another, only to miss, grapple the underside of the ship, fight on deck, fall again, and up in a sword battle dangling from the bottom of an airship, really is quite something to behold. i was watching one battle where one of our pilots was fighting two enemies, hanging from the bottom of the ship on a grapple, as we bombarded the ship with cannons. He killed one, died, and then the battleship went down in flames. Heroic.

Not to mention plunging to your death is always amusing punctuation between the slow maneuvering of the balloons. The wind, it seems, is a jerk. Surviving a fall and getting back to the safety of your base without getting eaten by a mushroom is also a rather unique gaming experience." (Source.)

A retail copy of UT2004 is required for the free mod. It can be purchased DRM-free from GOG.com for $9.99.

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