Liftoff Early Access

As gamers we are big fans of an open approach to game development. To create the best game possible we want to let the gaming community participate in the decision-making. In this way, we aim to collect all the information we need to improve and expand the current version of Liftoff. We plan to actively engage with the players and we are open to feedback and suggestions. To make good on that promise, the Early Access version will include an easy-to-use feedback tool, to share your feedback “on the fly”. ?

However, be warned: If you are someone who enjoys a solid polished product we don’t recommend the Early Access version of the game. Early Access is only for those who are willing to invest in a project early on and are prepared to deal with all the little teething problems that are inherent in game production. While getting involved as early as possible might be exciting, we would recommend most players to wait for the full experience.  Everything released under the Early Access program is to be considered work in progress and may not represent the final product.

 

What is Early Access?

Who better to describe what Early Access is than the founders of Steam and the Early Access program Valve Studios:

Get immediate access to games that are being developed with the community’s involvement. These are games that evolve as you play them, as you give feedback, and as the developers update and add content.

We like to think of games and game development as services that grow and evolve with the involvement of customers and the community. There have been a number of prominent titles that have embraced this model of development recently and found a lot of value in the process. We like to support and encourage developers who want to ship early, involve customers, and build lasting relationships that help everyone make better games.

This is the way games should be made.

Why Early Access?

As gamers we are big fans of an open approach to game development. To create the best game possible we want to let the gaming community participate in the decision-making. We plan to actively engage with the players and are open to feedback and suggestions.

The Early Access program allows us to collect all the information we need to improve and expand the current version of Liftoff.

Who’s it aimed at?

If you are someone who enjoys a solid polished product we won’t recommend the Early Access version of the game. Early Access is only for those willing to invest in the project early on and are willing to coop with everything involved in early game production. While getting involved as early as possible might be exciting for some, to most players we would recommend to wait for the full experience.

How long will this game be in Early Access?

If everything goes as planned we hope to release the final version in 2016.

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

The player is central in our plans. We feel we have a solid basis with our Early Access version. Feedback from the community will help us decide what the future of Liftoff will look like!

Currently, we are mainly focussing on some key aspects of the simulation before we add more complex layers to the game. Future updates will consist of both new features and content: more drone parts, environments, race functionality, track building, extra games modes and a compelling multiplayer mode.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

We consider the current version of Liftoff as a solid base for an exciting platform to come.
The current version is playable and focusses on basic functionality and the realistisch flight simulation, a key component to test before adding extra layers to the experience.

Depending on the feedback we get from the gaming community we might decide to expand the scope of the game.

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

Yes!

Everyone brave enough to try out an unfinished product, and share feedback to the developers deserves a discount in our opinion. The Early Access version is currently sold for €19,99 the full release will likely be €29,99

How can you get involving in the development process?

We feel the player has a central role in helping us create Liftoff. Not only do we hope to improve the current version of the game, but we are also interested in suggestions on how to improve and expand the game with more content and features.

The current version of the game includes a simple-to-use feedback tool, so involvement is easy and quick.

8 Comments

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  2. Rick Wilson

    Awesome Simulator(its not a Game) lol and was wondering will you guys provide a forum.

    thanks

    1. LuGusStudios

      We have a forum on the Steam Community Hub. Feel free to join!

  3. Bruno Santos

    What about a demo version of the game ? I know that my remote works on Linux (FPVFreerider), but on Windows it doesn’t work very well… Why don’t release a demo version just to check these things out, instead of paying 19$ and find out that the remote doesn’t work with the game…

    Best regards

    1. LuGusStudios

      We currently have no plans to release a demo. The team is completely focused on development efforts for the main game.

  4. EpicElite

    will my taranis work with windows 10 ver?

    1. LuGusStudios

      You should ask the hardware manufacturer to be sure, but it will likely work.

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