Cult of the Wind is a game about people who pretend to be airplanes.
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Negative (11 reviews) - 0% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mixed (379 reviews) - 55% of the 379 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 30, 2014

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About This Game

Cult of the Wind is a game about people who pretend to be airplanes.

"In an unknown time and place, a cult that worships the wreckage of ancient airplanes gathers to mimic the dogfights of old. With the peak of humanity far behind, their world is a mausoleum to a lush and verdant Art Deco past."

In Cult of the Wind, players compete and cooperate in ritualistic multi-player human dogfights, complete with imaginary weapons, pretend explosions, and airplane noises made with their mouths. Shower your friends in a hail of imaginary bullets and proclaim, "I got you! You have to lie down," to which they respond, "Nuh-uh, I have a shield." You argue about whether or not airplanes can have shields, meanwhile some other guy does a cannonball onto your head while whistling. It's great.

With an intuitive point-and-click level editor you'll be able to craft new levels or modify existing ones, then immediately share them with anyone on a server, even if you aren't the host. You can also craft a personalized appearance for your character with numerous articles of clothing and more.

  • Simple, robust level editor
  • Instantly share your creations with others
  • Character customization
  • Dozens of imaginary weapons and abilities
  • Infinitely expandable content
  • Blindingly high-speed mock combat
  • Weird noises

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or newer
    • Processor: 2.4 gHz Intel or AMD
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 with Shader Model 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6 or newer
    • Processor: 2.4 gHz Intel or AMD
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB OpenGL or equivalent
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or newer
    • Processor: 2.4 gHz Intel or AMD
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB OpenGL or equivalent
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
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Recent:
Very Negative (11 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (379 reviews)
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Doctor Mew
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
I don't get it, and there is no one else on to play with.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Sketer70
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Gun noise simulator 2016
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Menacing Tentacles
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
This won't be a proper review, because I wasn't able to actually play the game in any real capacity.

I'm not really sure how I got a copy of this in the first place, but probably through a bundle of some sort somewhere. I like to at least try out every single game I own, so I fired this one up without a single idea of what it was about. It's a multiplayer shooter thing with dogfighting, but no planes. Just people who hold their arms out and pretend to be planes, taking off and firing off their guns as they soar through the air.

Except, it's only about one of those people. Me. I launched the game several times, but there was never a single other player online. Just me, all alone, running around and pretending to be a plane. An abandoned multiplayer game is nothing new, but there's something really sad about that.

After I ran around for a few minutes, the match ended in a stalemate. I was alone, soaring about the elaborate map, and the game just abruptly ended, telling me I had accomplished nothing, and that nobody was a winner. Too true, Cult of the Wind, too true.

Maybe it's worth a look if you're one of those weird people who has a dozen friends to play with at a moment's notice, but for making me feel even sadder and more alone than usual I can't give it a recommendation.
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lain [pleb]
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Product received for free
It would be a really fun game, but unfortunately when I tried playing, noone was online.

Basically it's a capture the flag game, where you are child pretending to be a pilot. You can shoot bullets and missiles (they seem to be imaginary, because you can hear them but not see them), and jump which lets you temporarily glide. The map design seems interesting, so I would really like to play this with actual people to see how it plays out.
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G3nD33
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Great concept !! :)

Bad dev ! :(

-10/10
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The Inscrutable Fufy
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Product received for free
The game is good, however there are no players at all. PUT THE GAME ON SALE, GET EXPOSURE!
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Snoop the Dogg
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
An unfinished game. Don't waste money on it.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Nemz[ET]
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Do not spend money on this game. At this point, there is no reason for it to have a $10 price tag, $1 is more likely.

The game is solely multiplayer, but you will not find anyone playing. There is one dedicated server and I was the only one on it.

I jumped into the game without any explanation... To find myself running around and pretending to be a fighter plane. I

Is the game amusing? Yes. Does it allow you to "act like a kid"? Yes. Is it actually a game worth playing? No. Because there's no actual content, it's just you running from one base to another, all alone, while your character acts like an airplane. If you so desperately need to feel like a child, please go find an empty field somewhere and do so. At least you'll get some fresh air and exercise.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
△TRIANGLE△#ReviveRapid
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
Wat.
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Juma
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
The game's dead...
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AnalMonster™
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
its funny for the first few minutes then it gets boring
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Armstrong
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
It's not worth.
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white rocket
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
I suggest you don't buy this game. The premice is preety good, but it's a multiplayer only game with no people, so it's a small art museum. If you get some friends to play with(at least 3 more) maybe, but you will get bored soon. How do I know this? I don't I'm just guessing, cause i got it for free and I haven't seen a single player for the past 3 days.
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Hammertime
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
Picked up for free.
Looked kinda cute.
Install.
"Customise" character (total of 8 options).
Look for game.
Hmm, only one game - dedicated server...
Number of players - 0.
Can't even play with myself.



Cult of the Wind - 0/16 (players)
Running around my desk making airplane noises - priceless.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Pink Guy
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 25
Game is dead. 1 server you can't enter, no community. But it looks interesting too bad.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
NeoBlade23
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 24
A game that died because people seem to be too lazy to play it. There is no community anymore and there's so much potential just sitting here now...this saddens me, we as players appreciate this game right? So let's show the devs that we do appreciate it!
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-={★] Hello Madafaka [★}=-
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 20
It's actually great game but there is no players to play with. Hope gets popular at some point keep up good work =)
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B-rabbit
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 20
weierd a$$ game lmao sorry but its good :P
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Uber°
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 18
Great game, dead servers sadly
Helpful? Yes No Funny
ⓗⓞⓜⓔⓡ ◔ ‿ ◔
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 11
I think it has an interesting concept and noice graphics.. but there was only one server without a single player online, while i was playin' ._.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Do not spend money on this game. At this point, there is no reason for it to have a $10 price tag, $1 is more likely.

The game is solely multiplayer, but you will not find anyone playing. There is one dedicated server and I was the only one on it.

I jumped into the game without any explanation... To find myself running around and pretending to be a fighter plane. I

Is the game amusing? Yes. Does it allow you to "act like a kid"? Yes. Is it actually a game worth playing? No. Because there's no actual content, it's just you running from one base to another, all alone, while your character acts like an airplane. If you so desperately need to feel like a child, please go find an empty field somewhere and do so. At least you'll get some fresh air and exercise.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
This won't be a proper review, because I wasn't able to actually play the game in any real capacity.

I'm not really sure how I got a copy of this in the first place, but probably through a bundle of some sort somewhere. I like to at least try out every single game I own, so I fired this one up without a single idea of what it was about. It's a multiplayer shooter thing with dogfighting, but no planes. Just people who hold their arms out and pretend to be planes, taking off and firing off their guns as they soar through the air.

Except, it's only about one of those people. Me. I launched the game several times, but there was never a single other player online. Just me, all alone, running around and pretending to be a plane. An abandoned multiplayer game is nothing new, but there's something really sad about that.

After I ran around for a few minutes, the match ended in a stalemate. I was alone, soaring about the elaborate map, and the game just abruptly ended, telling me I had accomplished nothing, and that nobody was a winner. Too true, Cult of the Wind, too true.

Maybe it's worth a look if you're one of those weird people who has a dozen friends to play with at a moment's notice, but for making me feel even sadder and more alone than usual I can't give it a recommendation.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
I don't get it, and there is no one else on to play with.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
25 of 31 people (81%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
no players to play with
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
Great game, dead servers sadly
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
I think it has an interesting concept and noice graphics.. but there was only one server without a single player online, while i was playin' ._.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
I'm sure it's a great game, I just can't find out whether it is or not considering there is literally no one playing.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
Good concept, has nice graphics, cool sounds but now it's DEAD there is no server at all. too bad :/

▂▃▅▇█ final judgement : 30/100 █▇▅▃▂
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
kid these day will never know
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
>peguei o jogo de graça
>abri um servidor
>um cara entrou
>rimos muito do jogo
>ele quitou
>eu quitei
>desinstalei
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
3/10 - The first down syndrome simulator

So they gave away 300,000 copies 2 weeks ago. So I wonder why there isn't a single server going? Oh yeah, this game blows big time.

After hosting my own game to confirm.. You are a robot that holds out his arm to make plane sounds and attempt to gain flight. The idea was a bunch of robots flying around like Red Baron killing each other.. Cool idea. Fail though.

Worth $1 if people would play.

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
I truley wish this was more popular as it is one of the best games i have ever played. 10/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
I don´t like this game becouse it´s really, really bad optimalized and it´s lagging even on my fast PC.
And also I want refund
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
This game, is incredible! The graphics are amazing to look at, absolutely no lag, controls are superb, the HUD is real straight forward, absolutely no internet lag, great low ping, easy menu system, just great overall, amazing concepts and really well executed. Even if this game costs more than $10 I would happily play it, just great and would reccomend to anyone.

Just kidding, take all that, and think of the opposite because this game is f***ing garbage.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
Go to the store, and buy yourself a bag of tropical skittles. Eat that entire bag in 5 minutes, then wait until you have to relieve yourself of them, go outside, take a ♥♥♥♥ right on the steaming sidewalk. Wait a couple hours for that to get nice and crispy, then take yourself a putty knife and scrape that up. Now you're gonna take that and brew yourself a nice pot of tea.

That tea is what this game is.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Have you ever felt so stoned that you thought you are an airplane ? If not .. it is game for you.

You can also shoot with your mouth like : tuf tuf tuf.. :D
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10 of 19 people (53%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2015
This game was on my wishlist for a long time- it has a beautiful concept to it.
And that concept was well realized in aesthetics and presentation.

Unfortunately, the game is comes across as a basic prototype, rather than an actual playable game.

For many of the level design issues mentioned below, I have the suspicion that workshop levels were being added to the queue the same as finished levels were, which would explain the unfinished elements. Unfortunately, even were that true, the game has far too many other issues to recommend.

|PROS|
* Strong aesthetic style
* Interesting 'plane-mimicking' jump mechanics
* Charming concept
* Editor (I haven't tried it, so it's in Pros because we're assuming it works well) with Workshop support

|CONS|
* Every aspect of the game is confusing
* The menu UI is a crudely presented mess
* Controls are clunky
* Jumping is quirky
* Levels are often bugged, or have slightly hidden areas you can reach but can't leave without dying. Meaning you may just camp there with a flag to try and hold the win until the timer runs out.
* You may be forced to swap teams multiple times on the same run, making for rather confusing allegiances and goals
* Low quality graphics
* Everything just feels super unpolished
* Don't expect anyone to be playing this


You're going to hop around trying to bring the enemy's flag back to your collection point. On some maps this arrangement can be confusing to figure out, and sometimes flat-out doesn't work correctly.
You try to fly round with glide-like jumps, but they're often not properly responsive and are prone to dropping you to your death.
You have a single basic gun weapon- that runs out of ammo with no indication, and seems to have no way to recharge it without dying. Since the aim is flag collection and you respawn at your own flag, dying is almost always a positive when you run out of ammo.
There are boosts- or at least one- but who really knows what it does.

Even just spawning on maps is convoluted, requiring you to search through the menu for the SPAWN option and then select a side- not that you're guaranteed to remain on that side for long, as the game loves swapping your team nearly each time you die. Presumably to rebalance teams, but it's poorly implemented for that, sometimes even completely swapping Team A and Team B in a single go.

There's just nothing to like about this game-
Which is a pity, because the charming concept really begs for it.

This game ends up feeling like a poorly realized mod for a FPS, with far less polish and options than practically any name-recognizable pvp FPS game you could think of.

I just.. can't even begin to recommend it... despite wishing I could.

1.5/5
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2015
Funny idea. Funny gameplay.
Worth it
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