Liftoff is a game that translates the rush of first-person view drone racing to the digital world, developed by the game developer LuGus Studios and drone manufacturers ImmersionRC and FatShark.
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Very Positive (286 reviews) - 82% of the 286 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 9, 2015

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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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December 2

Update 0.7.3 released!




Multiplayer Freeflight!

…no need to say more: you ask, we deliver!


CHANGELIST
  • Multiplayer Freeflight game mode is now available! Custom tracks are also available for play.
  • Multiplayer race auto-spectator room option has been removed. Idle players, or players who don’t hit a gate in 30 seconds will now go to spectator by default.
  • Multiplayer chat will now show how many unread messages there are when the chat is hidden.
  • Increased readability for many dropdown menus in the game.
  • Updated the multiplayer race pause menu to be more consistent with the other pause menus.
  • Added a multiplayer disconnect menu during flight that pops up when your network fails.
  • Added a small loading bar to several menus indicating the time remaining for loading tracks and races.
  • Custom track and race selection in the multiplayer room creation is now more efficient. The game only checks each item once now.
  • Minor bugfixes.


Just like in singleplayer Freeflight mode, you can fly LOS in the multiplayer version by pressing "B" and walk around in the level by pressing "ENTER". All singleplayer functionality should be available on the multiplayer version too. As always, this feature is considered a work-in-progress and will be further improved in future updates. We are exited to get your feedback!

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November 23

Update 0.7.2 released!



As the Liftoff community is getting more organised, we noticed some room for improvement in the multiplayer experience. Online competition is all about getting a smooth experience. A split second of delay can have a big impact on your race performances. That’s what we’ve been focusing on with update 0.7.2.


For the last few weeks we have been digging into our code, monitoring performance and rewriting some of our systems. This update should give a huge improvement in game performance, resulting in the game running smoother on any PC/Mac setup, an improved feel of the flight behaviour and an overall more enjoyable multiplayer experience. Check out our 0.7.2 changelist for more details.


CHANGELIST
  • Overall performance improvement both in single player and multiplayer.
  • Frame-rate spikes during multiplayer game when a player joins are resolved.
  • No more frame-rate spikes during multiplayer race countdown.
  • Dynamic content loader is fixed. This makes the game respond instantly on startup if you have a lot of custom content.
  • Pause menu cannot be opened during screenfading. This prevents players from getting stuck in the game.
  • Fixed third-person LED color of your drone.
  • Extra option in room creation to send idle players to spectate mode if they don’t hit any gates in 30 seconds.
  • Increased time for players that are still racing after the first player finished (now 30 secs, was 20 secs).
  • Decreased time before players go to the results screen when pressing reset (now 2 secs, was 3 secs).


0.8.0 AROUND THE CORNER

On our Facebook page we’ve been teasing some of our work on the next milestone update 0.8.0. While we can’t put an exact date on this big update, things on the development side are looking great. 0.8.0 will introduce a completely revamped workbench, improving the usability of the feature, giving more customisation options, adding more frames and drone parts and making the Workbench feature something you want to spend a lot of time in. Exciting things to come!

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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.”
Propwashed

“Something that I’ve found very impressive has been just how open with their community the development team have been.”
Steamified

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. Specs are subject to change.
    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. Specs are subject to change.
    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. Futaba does not work for Mac. Specs are subject to change.
    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. Specs are subject to change.
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1,6 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB video card memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only playable with a game controller or remote. Specs are subject to change.
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2,3 GHz Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB video card memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only playable with a game controller or remote. Specs are subject to change.
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