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:
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July 30

Double XP Weekend!

Looking to level up your Warthog and equip that Advanced Minigun upgrade? Need a couple more levels to finally hit the next name color? Just a few more stats to max out on your pilot?

We've got you covered all weekend with Double XP from all matches!

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July 8

Follow-Up to the Warzone Update

Greetings, pilots! WarZone 1.1 is here, and deadlier than ever! We've rounded off a few corners a sharpened a few others to bring you the best weekly war in the wasteland.

-New 5 Star Map completion and Universal Difficulty: Keep a sharp eye on your current difficulty, or step it up a notch with these new features. Select difficulty right in your WarZone tac display, see it during matches, and now map completion stars correspond to the 5 difficulty levels you know so well!
-Difficulty Amnesty for all: No matter your level, select ANY difficulty in any map! Yep, no more leveling your smurf to get creamed on Highway to Hell!
-Ruthless is no longer Toothless: You asked for a challenge, well here it is. Insane damage and HP scalers for THE IRON HAND at maximum difficulty, and a huge score multiplier to make it worth the pain.
-IRON 1 is in the fight: Play against the notorious IRON 1 in the toughest AI Versus battles!
-Login screen field repair: Our killer new Login screen is streamlined and GTG, so no more cooking hot pockets during login!
-IRON HAND and SATCOMM chat badges! Win any WarZone map for a slim chance at a cool new chat badge to show your allegiance in the rising tide of war. Will you side with the tyrannical hordes, or stand firm for Earth unified in peace?
-Map Tweaks: The Great Wall now has a split Goliath wave, so no more ez mode turtling! The Keep is now AirMech sudden death, so stop dying and get a healer! Also, Highway to Hell has an improved unit spacer to make the infamous 5th wave a little more reasonable, no no easier! Get to it!

General Updates:

  • added Iron 1 to Ruthless AI
  • added Patchnotes and other Field Guide menus to the patching screen
  • some changes to various Warzone maps
  • new SATCOMM and IRON HAND badges
  • added difficulty selection to the Warzone menu
  • tweaked enemy unit stats and rewards for Warzone per difficulty
  • removed Automatic difficulty selection
  • tweaks for scoring in Warzone

Bug Fixes:
  • fixed issues with low framerate on login menu
  • fixed map publishing for AirMech Prime Booster owners and added additional error messages for any future issues
  • fixed exiting to lobby after spectating, map editing, or playing a tutorial map
  • fix for exiting a lobby via the gear icon
  • fix for infantry falling through the terrain when entering the Southern outpost on The Keep
  • fixed some transforming issues on Dogs of War
  • fixed some floating assets on some Warzone maps
  • fix for names being cut off on Leaderboards
  • fix for Rocketeer animation when occupying an outpost
  • fixed Fourth of July set not being searchable

Balance Changes:
  • Void units are much stronger!

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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.


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

    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel i3
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:8800 GT
    • DirectX®:10.0
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:Yes
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • OS:Windows 10
    • Processor:Intel i5 (quad core or better)
    • Memory:8 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GTX 660 or Radeon 7970
    • DirectX®:11.0
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Sound:Yes
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
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19.3 hrs
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Posted: August 29
very good game
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Dampened Shock Absorbers
140.7 hrs
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Posted: August 28
It is gud gæm yæs?
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Anime Sinner
7.8 hrs
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Posted: August 28
very, very good. i like how the aiirmechs flyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy to different places...
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43.0 hrs
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Posted: August 27
wow amazing game, so much fun, but would like some new mechs
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0.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 27
WTF is this trash? I have played tons of RTS, this is garbarge! I want a refund even tho its free!
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hehexd kys
5.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 27
Just a small group of active players who actually are into the game. The pvp queue system is ♥♥♥♥ed up to the point where you have to "ask" someone in global chat to get a game because nobody plays it. It's a game where you log in every week to see how everyone is doing then you get the hell out unless you actually like to play co-op tower defense all day. I have clocked over 200 hours on this game before it was even on steam...
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10.0 hrs
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Posted: August 27
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Danny Phantom
13.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 26
8/10 Game
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Enragement Child
59.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25
Yay. Good ♥♥♥♥ing game. Must play downlaod it. It is ♥♥♥♥ing fun.
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Drakerys Neverjoy
848.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
That jackalope finally delivered the first bits of "campaign". Too bleedin' late, nobody plays this shizz anymore due to gameplay and business mess-ups.
Inb4 Firebat: you know who I am, so move along, please!
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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 8
Reasons Why You Should You Download AirMech:

• Transforming Mechs
• Vehicles With A Massive Drill That Will Pierce The Heavens
• Big Steamrollers
• Tanks
• Variety of Units Ranging From Suicidal Infantry to Walking Walls
• Different Ways To Play
• Lots of Co-op for those who love it
• PvP
• Santa Claus
• Different Items To Enhance Your AirMech
• Different Pilots With Different Strengths and Weaknesses
• Active Developers
• Variety of Maps

• I Find The Game Very Pay 2 Win
• This Amazing Game Has a Very (Very) Small Community Which I Am Sad About!

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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
739.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 20
As game kept developing, I can't express, but write a negative review of a game that I used to love back then. Starting from 2015, the year where the game started becoming worse and worse, PvP forced on players while seperating fun PvP and ranked PvP into unranked P2W mode and ranked non P2W but hardcore players, forced farmvile-like things on players, nerfing ultimates, making parts pure upgrades removing creativity, adding an autodeploy system like an deploy arm, making market harder for free players to enjoy, tax books are extinct to point of costing over 9000 diamonds, and, worst of all, cratering this game into yet another generic F2P game by screwing up veterans and newbies with nerfs to stuff they owned and loved. Now they just overpriced junk that sells poorly and a mark of how stuff used to be good.

The only good thing about this game now is there's a dev called Insane, you know, he's honest and very social guy, expect the other devs well, just instead of listening to community, they just try to destroy it. And it already shows, not only the matches are now harder to find, but there's literally no good old veterans now right there, there's only diehard players who think this game is awesome or just newbies passing in. Which will leave as soon as they play some games.

The sudden decrease was in 2015, as you know, these updates forced many veterans to leave, inculding myself.

But I decided to re-play it disappointment to how this game has become.

Other negative reviews were right. Sad to see how one of my favorite game's turned from unique into generic and betrayal of loyalty. Now I'm not recommending this game anymore. Rest in peace.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
123.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 13
I used to love this game. Played it all day everyday. Until they nerfed all the 'Ultimates' in the game. Ultimates are now pretty much the same as the other units. They also removed the ultimate striker and replaced it with a sh*tty super striker which is the same as the normal one. I wish they would put the Ultimates back to the way they were and bring back the ultimate striker!
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
544.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 2
Great game, with original and unique gameplay, combines aspects of popular MOBAs and RTS games for a definitely interesting experience.

The MAIN issue with this game is the diminishing playerbase. Due to some questionable changes that divided the pvp playerbase, there are now two queues, Unlimited and Skills.

Unlimited, where there are no holds barred, and essentially whoever has spent the most diamonds (premium currency) on parts, special slightly-buffed units called Ultimates, and Ultimate Pilots, will have the major advantage. Obviously new players with none of this premium currency are going to have a bad time. The best part of this PvP queue is the fact that it's unranked, but at the cost of blatantly Pay2Win mechanics and the dissapointing purge of many fun RTS mechanics seeing as it makes the player mech so powerful that it can literally wipe out entire armies in mere minutes.

Skills, where the awful mechanics of unlimited are non-existent, as everyone is on the same playing field. However, this is ranked PvP, so your wins and losses will be permanent on your record. In addition, Airmech veteran players lurk in these queues, looking to improve their records by completely demolishing new players who attempt to seek refuge from the unforgiving and outrageously annoying unlimited queue mechanics.

Yes, with a larger playerbase and a functional ranking system that matches players with others of the same skill level, this game would be golden. But as we stand currently, the PvP aspect of the game is dying, and many players are quitting as a result. This game is in desperate need of more players, but it only seems to be deterring them.

The playerbase of this game seems unstable, with people frequently quitting and coming back every update, only to quit again. The developers continue to create an interesting story behind the game, while adding on to PvE gamemodes. (Which i'm quite happy with, don't get me wrong.) But meanwhile, many veteran players are begging for improvements to the PvP aspects of the game, for the same reasons as I stated above.

While the PvP queues are clearly flawed, with lack of a fair and casual unranked queue, there is still hope. Airmech does have a custom lobby option, allowing you to disable the aspects that make the Unlimited queue unbearable, while remaining an unranked match. So yes, this game definitely has potential, and I have high hopes for it, if you can take the initiative to really get into the unique gameplay, it will be a fun experience. But that potential may or may not be slowly diminishing, and honestly, that's for you to decide.

While it may seem strange that this is a positive review while the majority of it is me talking about what's wrong with the game, I see this as more helpful. Really, you need to try this game out yourself, because it's genuinely fun at its core, but I thought i'd mention the main complaints I have with the game. To be honest, there's nothing much worse then what i've mentioned above, this game is not Pay2Win (unless you play unlimited) because everything that affects gameplay otherwise is available with the main currency simply from playing any gamemode. The gameplay is unique, fast-paced, exciting, with all of the best aspects of a polished RTS game, mixed in with MOBA-style player skills and battling, it makes for a very enjoyable experience.

I can only hope that this great game doesn't lose the entirety of its playerbase.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 17
Controlls & display: SO MUCH DEAD
Fix mouse maging in main menu, and this starnge way of dealing with resolution (when mouse stucks at boarder). Then I'll be happy to play.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 2
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
116.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 3
it may be a p2w game but it still is good, but the challenges do lie to to you
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
Cool, fun, something unique from other isometric games
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 5
Ever since ive started taking an interest into sci-fi and mechas, this game was way for me to keep enjoying said genres, but ever since i got a brand new computer, i cant play it :C.

I'd give it a 8/10

played for 20 hours +
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
28.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 3
play this game
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