Cult of the Wind is a game about people who pretend to be airplanes.
User reviews:
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Mostly Negative (10 reviews) - 20% of the 10 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (402 reviews) - 53% of the 402 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:
Mostly Negative (10 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (402 reviews)
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Rogue Jedi
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 25
There's almost nothing to do. It woldn't even be worth playing if it was free, much less $10.
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B a l l a g e
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 12
This game is good.
The gameplay is good. The graphic is good too. This game need achievements. And unfortunately nobody playing with this game.
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Quote
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 4
Product received for free
This is a game about humans pretending to be planes, has a level editor, but there's no 9/11 level yet? I'm disappointed in you, Steam Community. /s

This game is overall an okay game, but wouldn't really reccommend it if you expect the servers to be packed, like say, TF2. I did have a good laugh at the gameplay however. Play at your own risk.
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Kekyak
0.1 hrs
Posted: July 28
I would rather let a cockroach manifest in my skull, then buy this game.

Terrible.
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Obstacle
0.2 hrs
Posted: July 28
Product received for free
This game is great seriously, but it's sad there are no players online whatsoever. Maybe if there was a bot mode there would be more of a community.
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Fabio
0.6 hrs
Posted: July 25
Not sure what this game tried to accomplish, whatever it was, it failed. The potential is there, though.

It's such a shame.
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Beridok
0.1 hrs
Posted: July 23
Product received for free
If only this had people to play, I could say my review is honest :(
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MeistrasVaflis
8.3 hrs
Posted: July 17
Need more players !
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greyli
1.9 hrs
Posted: July 11
Product received for free
Really fun game, but sadly almost no one plays.

Message me if you want to play!
(please)
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Phil
0.2 hrs
Posted: July 8
This game needs bots.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
This game is good.
The gameplay is good. The graphic is good too. This game need achievements. And unfortunately nobody playing with this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Product received for free
This game is great seriously, but it's sad there are no players online whatsoever. Maybe if there was a bot mode there would be more of a community.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
103 of 113 people (91%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2015
Disclosure:Free copy from giveaway
This game is great. No, seriously, it is. The only complaints are how many people don't play this. But when I was playing it, I decided to start making plane noises to go with the game.
That made me realize something. This game, allows you to be a kid again, act like you're flying around shooting people out of the sky. That is the reason why I reccomend this game. It allows you to act like a kid again.
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71 of 78 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2015
Game is really good, however almost no one is playing it. I give thumbs up only to support developers but please add some more content, more maps and please be active with community. The game has a lot of potential but if you developers don't promote your game than it will be completely dead, i mean it's already dead so try to be more active, i know that everything cost a lot of money but this game deserves to be among the best indie titles.
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110 of 149 people (74%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 1, 2014
No one played this in Early Access because it wasn't finished.
No one plays it now it's out of Early Access because it isn't finished.
I once played a match with three other people, that was a good day.
The game could be fun if more people played it, as of now it is literally a graveyard.

On the other hand I'm wearing a robe and box car plane with a propeller hat.
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45 of 57 people (79%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 5, 2014
I like the idea, I found it hilarious when I saw the trailers. The graphics look unique and nice, it has a great sound design and runs smoothly on a potato.

Why the thumbs down then?

It's not a game, it's just a "bag of potential" sold for money. The game is practically dead (3 people being online at a time tops) and it's multiplayer only. I wouldn't buy it, unless you like running around alone in a mid-sized multiplayer map doing nothing.
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115 of 178 people (65%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 24, 2014
I'm not pretending I'm an airplane.
I AM AN AIRPLANE.

It's a great game, but it's sad there are no players online whatsoever. Maybe if there was a bot mode there would be more of a community.
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36 of 45 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2015
This game is lonely, oh so lonely. However with the hopes that other people will play, I reccomend it.

1) Fun concept
2) easy and smooth mechanics
3) well designed levels

If you are interested in trying it out, go post on their forum page. I check once or twice a week hoping someone will answer my gameday post.
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33 of 41 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 5, 2014
Cult of the Wind spent two months in Early Access - didn't change much during that time. Nor did it after release back in June 2014. Thanks to developer's incompetence at both building the game (clearly unfinished and lacking polish, I'd even say features necessary for such title) and any interest around it, it was dead on arrival as multiplayer-only game. Alex Allen (North of Earth) didn't bother trying to resurrect it.

Also, it seems fishy when someone friends with the dev who has only games of that particular developer writes positive review right after game is released on Early Access:

http://imgur.com/SreIWDx
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58 of 86 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 15, 2014
Before I begin I would like to point out I made this video on day one when it was very much early access with a very limited map and other features range.

At the bottom of the written review is a video which shows multiplayer gameplay of the main map some weapons and upgrades if you wanted to get a very quick glance that may be best for you!

So when I first saw this game I wasn't quite sure what to expect from it; I thought the concept was very interesting and I liked the cult story behind it where these people basically worship old recked airplanes. If you want to find out a little more in regards to the features then you should check out this guide: http://www.northofearth.com/cultofthewind/guide/


Visuals
Visually the game has a very basic simple cartoony visual style. This isn't necessarily a bad thing and helps it to fit in with the Art Deco style the developers were trying to adopt, the Art Deco style is indisputable with the various stereotypical Art Deco looks around the map(s). The clean look of the game helps you focus on the targets such as enemy fighters or flags. Graphics could generally be improved with increased polygon counts on various items around the maps.

Audio
Upon reading the guide for the game I was expecting the weapon noises to sound like people saying "pew pew pew" as we all did when we were kids. I was dissapointed to hear that the sounds are actually just ordinary stock shooting sounds not made with a human voice at all. I think this is something that has been overlooked and could possibly have removed some of the anticipated charm

Maps
Unfortunately on release the game only has one and a half maps. I say 1.5 because there is a finished and prototype map. The prototype map looks like something quickly thrown together just to get something else shipped with the game upon release. I find it odd that if the game has a map editor they couldn't get a few more maps finished before releasing it on Steam.

Temple of the Wind is the finished map and is quite pleasing on the eye. Generally it doesn't give you a feel of a cult setting, it seems far too nice, but due to it being a deserted temple you can get the impression that all isn't quite what it seems. It has 3 different levels to it all of which are accessible via staircases/elevators or jumping or with various speed / jump upgrades.

Sky-Top Prototype is a half finished map with no textures. It works with a capture the flag game mode where there is a neutral flag at one end that both teams have to run / jump their way to and then bring it back to the base. It still needs some work but I imagine the devs are working on this as I type.

Weapons / Upgrades
There is a nice selection of weapons and upgrades that can be picked up from various "kites" within the maps. These provide power ups such as extra jumping abilities or extra speed from quicker or more powerful weapons and one really insane rail gun. I think the weapons are fairly nicely balanced and I look forward to finding all the ways to counter each weapon / upgrade!

Game Modes
There appears to only be one / two game mode(s) so far in Cult of the Wind and this is Capture the Flag combined with deathmatch. Neither is seperate from the other so technically I feel there is only one game mode thus far.
It is possible to seperate the two game modes during server set up by inflating the amount of flags you require and reducing the amount of kills needed to win and wice versa. This isn't a perfect set up and it would be nice to see some more game modes in the near future.

Player Base & Connectivity
From my experience so far there isn't too many people playing the game just yet, but of course it is brand new and this will probably change quite soon, at least I hope so. I have managed to get into a server with just me and my friend but also both of us got into a server with other people without any issues which was very reassuring. It is definitely a game designed to be played with multiple people in the server all shooting at each other.

Round-Up
As I mentioned at the beginning this review was written on day one with only 2 hours experience of gameplay. I'm sure there will be many more updates coming out soon. I will recommend this game based on the anticipation of what is to come in the future. I think if you are going to buy the game try to get some of your friends on board too! The game is looking good and I hope more maps come out in the very near future!

If you would like to see visuals of how the game looks and some of the gameplay features that are not shown in the trailer I have a video on YouTube which may help you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M--MgTtaRdY&feature=youtu.be
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