FPV Drone Racing game Liftoff! Liftoff is a game that translates the rush of first-person view drone racing to the digital world. Join the biggest community for virtual FPV racing!
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Mostly Positive (48) - 77% of the 48 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (592) - 83% of the 592 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Nov 9, 2015
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“As gamers we are big fans of an open approach to game development. To create the best game possible we want to let the gaming community participate in the decision-making. We plan to actively engage with the players and are open to feedback and suggestions.

The Early Access program allows us to collect all the information we need to improve and expand the current version of Liftoff.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“If everything goes as planned, we hope to release the final version in 2016.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The player is central in our plans. We feel we have a solid basis with our Early Access version. Feedback from the community will help us decide what the future of Liftoff will look like!
Currently, we are mainly focussing on some key aspects of the simulation before we add more complex layers to the game. Future updates will consist of both new features and content: more drone parts, environments, race functionality, track building, extra games modes, and a compelling multiplayer mode.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We consider the current version of Liftoff a solid base for an exciting platform to come. The current version is playable and focuses on basic functionality and realistic flight simulation, a key component to test before adding extra layers to the experience.

Depending on the feedback we get from the gaming community we might decide to expand the scope of the game.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Everyone brave enough to try out an unfinished product, and share feedback with the developers deserves a discount in our opinion. You'll get the Early Access version at a nice discount price. We plan to raise the price once the game is feature complete.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We feel the player has a central role in helping us create our game. Not only do we hope to improve the current version of the game, but we are also interested in suggestions on how to improve and expand the game with more content and features.

The current version of the game includes a simple-to-use feedback tool, so involvement is easy and quick.”
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January 18

Update 0.13.3 released!



Update 0.13.3 is another small update with a few fixes and additions. Enjoy!

CHANGELIST
  • Tweaked the Control.FPV blueprint as suggested by Michael Tseng.
  • Added Spinfast gates.
  • Fixed crash in Track builder.
  • Fixed UI color bars again.
  • Added indication for invalid Workshop names (for example: “New Drone” and “Copy)”.
  • Added a visual rotation offset for propellers in Workshop thumbnail.
  • Fixed issue that did not show the right ranking in Infinite Race.
  • Fixed issue that did not show laptimes in Infinite Race for some players.
  • Fixed drone selection invalid carousel behavior when sharing drone.
  • Multiplayer: added two categories to drone selection: Workshop blueprints & Built-in blueprints.
  • Multiplayer: added “downloading drone” indicator
  • Multiplayer: you can now exit player profiles by clicking outside the content area.

SPINFAST

A cool new friendship has taken form between the Liftoff team and the Spinfast organisation. Spinfast is an exciting event that will take place on the real-world version of our beloved Hannover level.

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Spinfast and Liftoff´s Story began in early 2017 when the first contact at CEBIT was established. Almost one year later we are now looking at a flourishing business relation that will re-unite us at CEBIT again and help to bring more physical and digital content to the FPV community. Currently, the Drone-Trailer Contest for CEBIT 2018 is in its voting phase and it shows an excellent example of synergy effects between simulation and real life. Even more because LIFTOFF´s Hannover map will be the playground and digital forecast of what´s coming; when game becomes reality and vice versa.
Today, this little update introduces our SPINFAST-Gates into the track builder content. It should be just a little statement that no dream should be dreamt too small and that we can all profit from one another in the tiny microcosmos that our fpv scene likely is. We thank everyone on the Liftoff Team for their efforts and wish you guys all the best for this exciting year.

We want the Liftoff community to help pick a winner of the video contest! You can find all the videos for the contest on the official SPINFAST channel. Make sure you hit the subscribe button!

Your “Thumbs” will be counted and two pilots out of 18 will then fly with the Spinfast crew on the real Liftoff map in Hannover. The outcome will be the official CEBIT DRONE TRAILER 2018!
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January 17

Update 0.13.1 & 0.13.2 released!



The milestone update was a huge success and it’s been a pleasure to see everyone explore the new environment and use the newly added features. As is always the case with huge updates, there’s some unexpected issues that appear. Update 0.13.1 (released yesterday) and 0.13.2 fix a few issues that have been reported the last 48 hours.

CHANGELIST 0.13.1
  • Fixed floaty objects The Pit
  • Keys such as fisheye and field of view toggles no longer trigger accidentally when typing in chat
  • Added spectator to Infinite Race
  • Changed depth of field values for Drone Thumbnail
  • Drone share option in Workbench
  • Multiplayer: added text indicating an unshared drone setup


CHANGELIST 0.13.2
  • Fixed “heaven” glitch:
    1. no more blurry screens
    2. no more restriction limits in tutorial
  • Fixed bug that prevented track sharing for The Pit


BLACK SCREEN AFTER LOADING?

Some players have been reporting that the game cuts to black and freezes after showing the logos at the start of the game. This issue is related to an external plugin we use to communicate with the Steam platform (stuff like the workshop, multiplayer, etc.). This plugin is a core part of our codebase.

Predominantly Mac users seem to be affected because the plugin is no longer able to work with older versions of OSX, specifically versions older than and including OS X Mavericks 10.10.5. This causes the game to crash as soon as the plugin is loaded. Upgrading your OS to a newer version should resolve the issue. You can download the latest version for your system from the Mac Appstore.

It is still unclear why this bug happens on Windows systems. We are working together with the author of the plugin towards a solution. If you experience this bug on a Windows system, please send us your log files so we may further pin down the issue.

In short:
  • If you use a Mac and experience this issue, upgrading to a newer version of the operating system should resolve the issue
  • If you use Windows and experience this issue, hang tight. We are still looking for a solution. You can help us by sending your log files.
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Reviews

“Having spent about 15 minutes messing about in the skies myself, I couldn’t help but be reminded of early Wipeout games – solely down to the fact that Liftoff feels like unadulterated fun.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“The level of detail that’s put into the game shows that they’ve really considered the real experience of flying FPV miniquads and translated it into their simulator.”
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“Something that I’ve found very impressive has been just how open with their community the development team have been.”
Steamified

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Liftoff requires a remote or controller to play

About This Game

Liftoff is the gateway to the quadcopter racing scene, a platform both for pilots with real-life experience and for gamers who are still unfamiliar with the new sport. Veterans can explore new environments or race one another, while newcomers can hone their flying skills before taking to the field.




DRONE LOVE FOR EVERYONE
We want to open up the FPV racing experience to everyone. Liftoff is a game for everyone, from FPV racing veterans to gamers who want take their first digital steps in the drone racing scene.

SIMULITIOUS!
Liftoff features realistic drone physics, recommended by top drone pilots in the world. Flying a drone in the game feels so real, you’ll forget it isn’t.

CUSTOMIZATION
The drone community is a full of creative minds and technological tinkerers. Accordingly, Liftoff has tools to customize your drones and to create custom race tracks.

EXPANDING PLATFORM
We’ll continuously develop the game and keep adding more content and features as long as the community supports them. We are always interested to hear your ideas!

HARDWARE SUPPORT
Liftoff supports the use of FPV goggles and a wide range of remotes to further blur the line between the game experience and the real world.

IMPORTANT NOTES
A gamepad or dedicated R/C controller are required to play Liftoff!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 960M / Radeon HD 7750 or higher, 1GB video card memory
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only playable with a game controller or remote. Single screen setups recommended. Integrated Intel HD graphics cards not recommended.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB video card memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only playable with a game controller or remote. Single screen setups recommended. Integrated Intel HD graphics cards not recommended.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.9
    • Processor: 1,6 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB video card memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only playable with a game controller or remote. Single screen setups recommended. Integrated Intel HD graphics cards not recommended.
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.9
    • Processor: 2,3 GHz Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB video card memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only playable with a game controller or remote. Single screen setups recommended. Integrated Intel HD graphics cards not recommended.
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1,6 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB video card memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only playable with a game controller or remote. Single screen setups recommended. Integrated Intel HD graphics cards not recommended.
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2,3 GHz Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB video card memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only playable with a game controller or remote. Single screen setups recommended. Integrated Intel HD graphics cards not recommended.
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