AirMech is fast paced Action RTS that can be played like Dota or Starcraft--you can battle on the ground or command from the skies! Practice solo, or jump into coop or even pvp modes. 1v1, 2v2, or 3v3 plus the army you build to fight alongside you.
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Release Date: Nov 8, 2012

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Play for free, keep your stuff! No resets at the end of Beta!

All purchases and unlocks are permanent. We call it Beta because we're still adding some pretty big features, but so far we have:


- Training and Solo play - for learning how to play, or casual fun
- Coop and PvP Matchmaking - quickly get matched against others
- Custom games and rules - when you want total control
- Player driven economy - didn't need that drop? Sell it to other players!
- Quests with ingame rewards - like Achievements, but better
- Leveling, progression, unlocks - level yourself, your AirMechs, expand your army
- NOT "pay2win" at all - check our reviews or ask players ingame
- Global chat, Factions, parties - integrated directly into the core UI
- Crafting system - added due to player demands
- VIP/Premium for LIFE with any purchase - because we're cool like that

Carbon Games is a small indie developer that is funded by YOU the players. That's why we are very reactive to giving players what they want to help the game grow in a positive direction. Learn more about Carbon here: https://www.carbongames.com/about.html
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"An interesting mix of DOTA-style and strategy games with arcade "Desert Strike" style action. Fair f2p model."
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January 29

Update #197 - Leaderboard badges!

Wondering what to do with all those Chips? You can craft PvP rewards! There will be more coming, as well as PvE rewards, but the first test is to make the Cardinal Bird and make sure everything is working as intended.

The tricky thing to get to craft the Cardinal Bird is actually the Red Paint--you need to have the PvP badge awarded to the top PvP players to even purchase it, similar to how the high level Dice pets work. So you can make progress toward crafting PvP items slow or fast since the top 25 players get Chips, but you'll need to reach the top 5 to get the badge and purchase your paint--at least that's the plan. Be sure to let us know of bugs with it!

More changes have been handed down from the Council, so anyone looking for those artillery tweaks you'll be happy.

General Updates:
- Special badge for top ranked PvP and PvE players each week (resets weekly)
- Cardinal Bird now craftable (Bird Frame, 5x Chip, Red Paint)
- Red Paint now available to those with PvP leaderboard badge!
- Player Market level restriction set to 50 for non-VIPs
- drop rates increased for all players
- AI difficulty levels must be unlocked via pilot quests
- add snow effect to Nesthorn
- add dust effect to Dust

Bug Fixes:
- fixed missing strings on Toy Sled
- fixed name alignment in-game
- fixed a bug with difficulty selection in multiplayer games
- fixed a couple of desync bugs
- disabled votekick in ranked/unranked PvP

Balance Changes:
- Auto-Deploy has a 4 second cooldown now
- Hero move speed increased from 5 to 10
- Hero build time decreased from 10 to 6.5
- SkyEye no longer appears on enemy radar
- Arty blast falloff radius decreased from 2.5 - 7 to 1.5 - 6
- Archy blast falloff radius increased from 1.5 - 3.5 to 2 - 3.5
- Arty shot damage decreased from 130 to 100
- Archy shot damage decreased from 130 to 100
- Bertha kinetic damage decreased from 200 to 180
- Bertha shot damage decreased from 225 to 202
- Joker movement speed increased from 7 to 8

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January 24

Update #196 - Balance and Stability Fixes

A maintenance patch for you this time, fixing some bugs reported by the community, and some additional cleanup work continued from the previous patch.

But there's a ton of balance changes! More hard work from the AirMech Council taking your suggestions, debating them in their secret enclave, and passing up the sacred numbers to the Carbon team. Love the changes? Thank them! Hate the changes? Leave (polite) feedback in the forums--your voice does get heard!

General Updates:
- updated level up UI to not show for spectators
- quest icons added for new Saucer quests
- collection sets updated

Bug Fixes:
- fixed mouse wheel scrolling on mail UI
- fix for Alienware Bundle promo art
- fixed "Next Level" text overlapping shoulder buttons on Endgame screen
- fix the main menu not always clearing after MP game
- fix for inbox/outbox transitions
- fix missing pfx on Liberty Booster
- fix Double XP promo placement

Balance Changes:
- Warthog weapon increased from 50 to 60
- Neo move speed while firing penalty decreased by 10%
- Neo Cloak energy efficiency increased by 20%
- Neo Cloak energy soak from damage removed
- Neo ground DPS increased from 210 to 230
- Bucky missile accuracy increased
- Angel carry capacity decreased from 2660 to 2360
- Removed air speed reduction while healing on Osprey
- Arty blast falloff radius decreased from 2.5 - 7 to 1.5 - 6
- Archy blast falloff radius increased from 1.5 - 3.5 to 2 - 3.5
- Arty shot damage decreased from 130 to 100
- Archy shot damage decreased from 130 to 100
- Bertha kinetic damage decreased from 200 to 180
- Bertha shot damage decreased from 225 to 202
- Joker movement speed increased from 7 to 8
- Baloom weapon increased from 75 to 100
- Baloom shot damage decreased from 750 to 650
- Baloom move speed increased from 10 to 13
- Baloom carry weight increased from 850 to 1200
- Fixer mine disarm time decreased from 5 to 3
- Patcher mine disarm time decreased from 8 to 4
- Ratchet mine disarm time decreased from 8 to 5
- Honeypot mine disarm time decreased from 5 to 4
- SkyEye hit points increased from 275 to 650
- SkyEye vision range increased from 26 to 32
- SkyEye radar range increased from 26 to 32
- SkyEye build cost decreased from 5000 to 1500
- SkyEye build time decreased from 8 to 4

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Steam Exclusive Offer





Two Portal themed items are now available to all Steam players:

Companion Cube - Found in the ruins of a long abandoned facility, there's something about this utilitarian cube that compels you to keep it at your side. It follows your AirMech in battle acting as a faithful companion Pet until the end! Can be equipped in a Flair slot on any AirMech.

Sentry Turret - Blueprints for this turret were found in a large underground facility in use before the War. They seem to have been designed for use against humans, so this version is equipped with armor piercing rounds to make it more viable against the robot armies used in battle today. They are light and cheap, only effective against weaker units, but you can build a lot quickly to make them useful.

About This Game

AirMech is fast paced Action RTS that can be played like Dota or Starcraft--you can battle on the ground or command from the skies! Practice solo, or jump into coop or even pvp modes. 1v1, 2v2, or 3v3 plus the army you build to fight alongside you. Either command from above, dogfight with other players, or wreck things on the ground in mech mode. Level up ingame similar to Dota style games, build your army as if you were playing an RTS, or anything in between! Team play means every player can play a role while still helping their side win.

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In the future, the last survivors of the Great War continue their fight with the ultimate war machine: the AirMech®. Created using lost technology, Pilots have found, salvaged, or stolen AirMechs that they use to protect the weak, or to pillage. Which side do you fight for?

AirMech® is a fast paced Action-RTS game that can be played online competitively or cooperatively. Earn Kudos and Experience in battle and unlock a wide collection of AirMechs, Pilots, Units and Items to customize your army to suit your own strategy.

Key Features:

  • Action-RTS Transformed: DotA-style gameplay with transforming robots each with their own unique stats and abilities. Fast paced action and shorter game lengths keep the battle intense!
  • Customize Your Army: Choose your AirMech and your Units to take into battle and help your team claim victory. Also unlock custom Variant AirMechs (skins) to have a unique look ingame.
  • Different Game Modes: Play PvP from 1v1 to 3v3, or play Coop vs AI. Survival mode puts up to 4 players working together to fight off incoming hordes of enemies. Challenge modes let you test your skills in time trials.
  • Control Options: Supports both mouse/keyboard and Xbox 360 gamepad. Controls can also be completely customized for personal preference.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista
    • Processor:Core 2 Duo
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:8800 GT
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Sound:Yes
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel i5 (quad core or better)
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:8800 GT
    • DirectX®:10.0
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:Yes
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
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100 of 151 people (66%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
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If This game was a potato it would be a good potato
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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
53.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
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Free2Play without unfair purchases. Very interesting spin on the real-time strategy gameplay.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
191.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Early Access Review
I say that this game is an immense amount of fun. It's totally unique in the realm of RTS where the strategist also participates in the fight. I've played 170 hrs so far....

I think this game uses good ideas for additional strategy in the loadout decison process.
But while having to consider balancing benfits and burdens when making choices of weapons or upgrades adds to the game, I think that the developers attempt to balance upgrades with negtive affects is too sucessful.

It seems that there is nearly as much to lose in the upgrades as there is to gain. It almost negates reasons to upgrade.

There are a couple of bugs that I have noticed. The first is a strange yellow arrow that suddenly appears surrounding one of the pads at a controlled base. This causes your spawing units to not appear at the top tof the base but at the pad. Since there is no documentation regarding what could be a feature, I assume that it is something in the program reserved for future plans. Once it appears this seriously disrupts gameplay and there is no way to get rid of it except to quit and restart. Similarly, a persistent green 'patrol route' guide sometimes appears on it's own near a base and stays there for the duration of the match, annoying and distracting but harmless.

The second bug is a sudden and rapid drop in framerate. I have a machine and graphics card far above what this game requires, by multiples. Yet sometimes after playing for a while, the framerate drops severely and the game is rendered unplayable until you restart. That's no exageration, we are talking 2-3 fps

Neither issue is frequent, only occasional. I expect they will be worked out in time.

Regardless; With the starter pack, this is a bargain and then some. And while it might be DOTA like, this kicks DOTA's butt for sheer intensity.
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
423.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Early Access Review
What can i say? This game has become my life.
Too shame i discovered this in 2013 because i was wasting my time on other games.
Play it, its not even a question. Just do it.
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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Early Access Review
Dota with Transformers.

10/10 would get rekt again.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
74.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Early Access Review
Absolutely Awesome Game! Very addicting, fun to play, friendly players, lots of cool stuff you can buy to customize your Mech and more. If you have not heard of AirMech or have and have been afraid to try it, GO TRY IT NOW!! lol Game is a lot of fun and the people who play it and support it and develop it are really friendly and always helpful. Got nothing to lose accept time (and money from buying all the COOL stuff). :)
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
31.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
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Transformers and Dota? Heres what your looking for :) Worth it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
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I love Airmech, it's a really fun game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
33.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
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Dota with Transformers!


For some reason i love to get Rekt 20/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
35.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
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I love this game it's so fun.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
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Brilliant online or offline game 10/10 I would say!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
34.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Early Access Review
Ridiculously fun game. I'm telling all my friends to play, Hands down best game on earth. Love the chaos aspect of it. So many things shooting at each other. LOVE IT!!!!! U GO CARBON!!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Early Access Review
this is one of the best games i have ever played. if you like robots, play this game. it also had a great soundtrack to.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Early Access Review
Absolutely gorgeous, low-req graphics. Gameplay is intuitively unique, like a cross between Starcraft and Dota. What blows my mind the most is the incredibly small 300+ MB game size!
Definitely a winner.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Early Access Review
As you can see i've spent a little playing this game and let me start by saying I like the game. There's fewer quantity of playable characters than on other mobas and it can take quite a while to find a pvp match if you just join the queue(and when I say quite a while I mean it).
With that said,it is a mix of strategy and moba,which is a pretty cool innovation. The community, though little, is one of the most generous I've seen, giving other players the chance to win gems(in-game paid currency used for skins and such) and a pretty hands on support team. If you like moba genre and, for one reason or another,you are tired of lol & dota you'll probably enjoy this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
70.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Early Access Review
This game handles free-to-play very well, and it is certainly not a pay-to-win game, basically the only thing you can get with cash in this game is cosmetic items, and honestly, I find myself buying a lot of these to deck out my airmechs and make them look cool, but another great thing about this game's economy is the pricing, you can get about 3 new airmechs for 5$ depending on how expensive they are.

On to the gameplay, there are a wide variety of units to choose from which I think makes this game pretty interesting, I love unlocking new units and playing around with them. There are also a wide variety of airmechs, pilots and parts, each with their own advantages and disadvantages, and there is a very large amount of customization in this game, which I love.

I spend a lot of time playing this game now, and it's quite addicting, if you get this game, I would highly reccomend getting the starter kit for 10$ to get the full experience, but you should play the game a bit for yourself first to see if you yourself really like this game, because this game also does not push you into buying the premium version (Silver VIP), for example, when you have premium, you get diamonds (Cash currency) for getting cetain achievments, but if you get Silver VIP, any diamonds from achievments you would have obtained before you got Silver VIP will be stockpiled up, and you can collect all of them after getting Silver VIP. Probably one of the best parts about the starter kit is that you get enough diamonds to buy practically anything you want which is great.

Overall this is a very fun and interesting strategy game, and I would highly reccomend playing it.

After reading through this, I've realized that it almost sounds like I was payed to write this review, but I wasn't, it's just that good, Carbon Games is a great company, thank you very much for making this great game, and not being stingy with the pricing either!

10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Early Access Review
what a very good game wow is so good satisfied customer 5 star holy maccaroni.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
83.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Early Access Review
Lots of fun. Dont have to buy anything but it sure speeds things up. Matchmaking is a little slow, servers as well sometimes. Game play can be very fast if you prefer to rush your opponents forts or you can slow it down and play defensively, attacking after securing a defensive line around forts you own or have captured. excellent add-ons, units, cosmetics. Decent game, good time killer.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Early Access Review
an rts for people who aren't good at micromanaging things

its really good tho
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Early Access Review
It's a great game and has unique gameplay; the fact that you can pick up your creeps and drop them behind enemy lines brings new tactics that are otherwise unavailable in other MOBA games. It also has great unit and character designs, with each having their own strengths, skills and weaknesses. Each Airmech (the player-controlled aircraft/combat mech) has VERY different strengths and abilities. No cookie-cutter, copy-and-paste stuff here. No sirree. This game also allows you to purchase a pack (Airmech Prime) that contains all the airmechs and a large number of units, pilots, and parts(for real money, obviously).

Free players have access to all the content in the game (with the exception of the cosmetics and very few items). Some quests give diamonds (premium currency). Now for the bad news: for free players, ALL diamonds are locked until you make a purchase with real money (5$ or more). The game does allow you to take surveys for free diamonds, but I have received a single diamond for the waste-of-time surveys even though I received in-game mail saying that I got them.

This game is pretty good, however, with very few flaws (that I've personally experienced thus far, so I cannot speak for everyone else). Obviously my only annoyance is the locked diamonds (I just want all my guys in red! That's literally all). I do, however, recommend this game to anyone who doesn't mind paying a little money. I also recommend this game to free players who don't mind the locked premium currency that "you get for free".
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