Inspired by Mario Galaxy, Yoshi's Island, and Ecco the Dolphin, Airscape is a fast-paced, ultra-challenging 60 level action platformer. You play a deep-sea octopus, kidnapped by a mechanical alien race. Jump, dodge, and swim through a skybound environment full of floating islands, water formations, and robotic terrors.
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Very Positive (73 reviews) - 83% of the 73 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (232 reviews) - 82% of the 232 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 11, 2015

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“A wonderful game that should be loved by any platformer fan.”
8.3/10 – GamersFTW

“If you’re up for a bit of a challenge you’ll feel right at home here.”
8/10 – LazyGamer

“The ‘Dark Souls’ of the physics based platforming genre.”
7/10 – Use A Potion!

About This Game

Airscape: The Fall of Gravity is a fast-paced, gravity-shifting action platformer about a deep-sea octopus who has been kidnapped by a mechanical alien race.

Control a Dumbo Octopus (Grimpoteuthis abyssicola) on a skybound adventure to save its family from the clutches of the motorized menace.
Jump, dodge, and swim through a breathtaking environment full of floating islands, water formations, and robotic terrors. There's no fighting in Airscape - you'll have to rely on your wits, speed, and reflexes to navigate through the deadly gauntlets.

  • 18 devious zones - including 60+ unique levels!
  • Tight controls - dodge bullets, outsmart seekers, and avoid mines with ease, optimized for gamepads and keyboards!
  • Hardcore difficulty - life as an octopus is tough, but frequent checkpoints and quick respawn times get you back to the action in no time!
  • Five playable characters - each with their own unique strengths and weaknesses!
  • Swim like an octopus - you'll transition smoothly between running on land and swimming through impossibly suspended water blobs!
  • Full Orchestral Soundtrack - Your thumbs may hate you, but your ears will love you!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 1.4GHz processor or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated graphics should be fine
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 1.4GHz processor or faster
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA or AMD dedicated graphics with 1GB VRAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.7+
    • Processor: Intel i5 Ivy Bridge
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Pro Graphics
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.9+
    • Processor: Intel i5 Haswell
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA or AMD dedicated graphics with 1GB VRAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 / SteamOS
    • Processor: Intel i5 Ivy Bridge
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Pro Graphics
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 / SteamOS
    • Processor: Intel i5 Haswell
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA or AMD dedicated graphics with 1GB VRAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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41 of 60 people (68%) found this review helpful
60 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
I got it for 19 cents. For that price, I'd recommend a fart to the face.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
What is this game?
Airscape: The Fall of Gravity is an action platformer made by Cross-Product, a small team of students from around the world. An octopus is abducted from its homeworld and is forced to save its family and return home while evading countless dangers along the way.

What do I do?
You control an octopus that is taken away from its homeworld along with its family and must either reach the exit teleporter in each level or rescue an octopus while moving through obstacles, traversing through land with each one having its own gravity and avoiding enemies that may or may not chase and follow you in order to return home. Objects and enemies include lasers, mines, spikes, robots, etc. There are a variety of octopuses (or octopi - take it as you will) to choose from with different unique abilities and with the first being unlocked by default and all subsequent octopuses requiring to be freed.

There are additional optional objectives where you can rescue trapped specimens (they are other sea creatures that have been confined as well) and find secret exits to unlock more levels and rescue more specimens.

My overall experience
This game was quite the roller coaster ride from start to finish. It's relaxing at the start but spiked in difficulty towards and at the end. I loved this game at the start, felt frustrated two-thirds of the way through and satisfied in the end. It was a blast.

The beginning and tutorial were very welcoming and helped to prepare for the gradual increase in difficulty and complexity in later levels. The next zones added a light challenge and a different atmosphere. It was at halfway through this game when its difficulty began to show, but the soundtrack kept me in and I pushed through all the way to the end where the level of difficulty never went down.

What should I expect?
Expect an easy and enjoyable experience from the initial part of this game, but don't be surprised when the levels become much more difficult and require good reaction time, precise movement and good decision-making. You will be punished later on for mistiming jumps or making the wrong moves but don't worry about making mistakes, because it's all a matter of trial and error. There only penalty is to be sent back to the last checkpoint reached (or the start of the level if no checkpoints are reached).

Things to look forward to:
- The start of the game is soothing and enjoyable to play.
- Controls are simple and easy to grasp.
- Unique physics and gravity mechanics.
- The atmosphere and feel of the game is quite comforting and welcoming.
- The orchestral soundtrack is excellent and accompanies the levels very well.
- Gameplay is smooth at 60 fps and frame rate drops are very rare.
- Enemies and obstacles are introduced at a consistent rate and are easy to understand.
- There are a good variety of enemies and obstacles, requiring strategic planning to pull through.

Things to look out for:
- The levels are linear and rarely reward creativity, if not punishing for it.
- The rotation when moving around may cause nausea and motion sickness.
- Difficulty will spike around the second half of the game and will require precision and timing.
- The movement of the octopuses is a little slippery and can cause a lot of deaths (and frustration) especially when the direction of gravity changes suddenly.
- Some levels are deprived of important checkpoints and will require a lot of focus (anger doesn't count).
- The teleportation ability of the blue octopus does not work when used to move through lasers and can cause suicides.
- The slowdown ability of the green octopus is very inconsistent and can ruin specific movement patterns of enemies and obstacles.
- The music can become jumbled and buggy when going in water.
- There's no way to change the zoom of the camera, reducing awareness and preventing some levels from being traversed properly.

Tips:
- Adjust the screen rotation rate and shake to what makes you feel the most comfortable (the rotation can get a little crazy and the shaking can be distracting).
- Never stick to one particular rate of rotation and keep the orient camera button within reach.
- It is not necessary to complete the levels from a to z in order to progress through the game (only rescued specimens are required to progress).
- Watch out for a sudden loud noise when rescuing an octopus.

Who should buy this game?
Players avid about platformers will likely enjoy this game especially with the increase in difficulty during the end-game, but casual players looking for an easy experience may want to avoid this game for the sake of sanity. People who get motion sick and nauseated easily may also want to stay away.

Personal comments
I'm not sure why I pushed myself to 100% this game but there's something charming about this particular game that made me want to come back. Maybe it's the soundtrack I absolutely adored or the love-hate relationship with the layout of the later levels or the design choices that were made, but I really enjoyed this game for everything it had to offer. I guess the frustration was worth it in the end.

Thanks for reading
Kevin

Edits:
Added a 'What is this game?' and 'What should I expect?' section, reworded some sections and made the headings more concise.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
19 cent game that gives 21 cents in cards.


10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Starting zone 3 this game gets insanely hard. Got it dirt cheap, enjoyed a bit, collected cards, fine with me. I'd like to tell the devs - if you think people would enjoy dying 2500 times to complete a game, you are quite wrong.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
New buyers, don't be fooled !
Even though this game has a cute look with this tiny octopus, and with a super calm but happy music, it can be a very frustrating one.
Help my brain is beeing smashed.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Airscape has to be one of the most difficult, EASY games I have ever played. You start, and you are like, " THIS IS EASY!" "This will be a walk in the park." "I feel like something is strange."
THIS GAME WILL MINDMELT YOU. Get ready for anger. Get ready for UNFAIR, yet perfectly EASY gameplay. YOU WILL UNDERSTAND AS YOU PLAY.

I SUGGEST YOU GET RUBBER FOR YOUR MOUTH, IF YOU DON'T, YOU WILL BITE OFF YOUR TONGUE IN FRUSTRATION.

I have to say that I DO, in fact, LOVE the way this game is presented. I actually beat the game without dying OVER 2500 times, but that being said, I did die 2387 times before I 101%ed the game. <-- ACHIEVEMENT

PROS:
Octopus are adorable.
You get to help them.
You fall in love with the sounds.

CONS:
The sound in this game crashes if you die over ~100 times in a single level.
Difficulty, IT IS A MIX OF A PRO AND CON.
Simplicity. The simplicity makes this game ♥♥♥♥ you off. I love the simplicity, but it is so simple that it is hard. lol

I HEAVILY SUGGEST THIS GAME, AND I WANT TO TELL THE CREATORS THEY ARE GREAT.
Sidenote to creators, I know the last level is glitchy because of how much is on the screen, but there should be a way to make it work a little better.

PERFECT GAME!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Right, "press start to begin" is not a good way to start a pc game. I tried for the longest time.. but I have no start key, i've got esk ctarl and pigup.
Game gives motion sickness within seconds. Has a option to tone that down so good work dev.
Little like mario and angry birds space combined.
Would be good on android
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
I really wanted to enjoy this game.

Levels quickly ramp up in difficulty. Camera is zoomed in close on most levels so it was frustrating to know where to go (if there was way to zoom out, I couldn't figure it out). Throw in a large amounts of overlapping, player killing obstacles that the only way to learn the path through is to die, die, and die again while struggling with controls that feel sloppy. With progress being stopped cold a number of times, while trying to get past a hazard choke point 50+ times, I lost interest in continuing.

To sum up, it's not an easy game, and it isn't really any fun.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Product received for free
Its a Fun Game to burn time.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Interesting concept, but unintuitive physics. Unlike in super mario galaxy, gravity seems to point in random directions, regarless of mass or size of the object.
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Shiro
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 30
Very simple, Interesting good for a "Time Passer"
type of game.
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MeriTz
3.4 hrs
Posted: September 30
enemies off screen, laggy controls, unpolished polygons (i got stuck on nothing so many times i lost count), annoying and repetitive mechanics, lazy level design, overused art style and worst of all just plain boring; the moments it got challenging was beacuse of bad level design and/or unfair enemy placement (either offscreen and/or always with a cycles that made sure you died asap off spawn)... I now know why this game has such low price.

TL DR; The developers made a bunch of simple levels and tried to milk play time in the worst ways possible
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Illumikatsuki
3.6 hrs
Posted: September 30
Got it for super cheap, but was fun.
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Mimsy
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 29
Best 19 cents I ever spent. It's a refreshing change from typical platformers.
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Mars
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 29
Bought it for 20 cents. Easy trading cards and achievements. I'm not a big fan of platformer games, so its an ehh on the gameplay.
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Komisk
0.9 hrs
Posted: September 29
This game is amazing, the visuals are awesome (but I have to put the quality low because my computer is bad), the physics are on point, and the squids, just the squids, YOU FREAKING PLAY AS A DUMBO OCTOPUS! IT'S AMAZING!!!

I recomend this game to everyone. And if you play this game, don't eat katamari while playing, it's just wrong.
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KngBlkNinja
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 29
This is a lot of fun. It has a super mario galaxy feel, like it says, but its just a fun version. Same way I enjoy galaxy, I really enjoy the small amount of time I had with this. I cant wait to play more
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SundownKid
1.9 hrs
Posted: September 29
Seems like a pretty decent game, at least when you turn off screen rotation (which gives terrible motion sickness). Unfortunately, I can see why it wouldn't sell a lot. The difficulty caters to the Super Meat Boy demographic, and maybe hardcore platformers don't have that much of an audience outside games like SMB. They certainly aren't my thing, I wouldn't have gotten it at full price. Also, the story is virtually non existent which doesn't help the game differentiate itself from the pack.
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GeeRonimoe
1.8 hrs
Posted: September 29
Great game, controls are triply as hell, basically "Motion Sickness Simulator"
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