FPV Drone Racing game Liftoff! 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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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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September 20

Update 0.10.14 released!



With the creation of the Liftoff Community group on Facebook, we’ve created another fun place to talk about Liftoff. This group has helped us a lot in getting some really great ideas and feedback on the recent updates. Update 0.10.14 is as much a creation of the community as it is from the development team. These updates and tweaks are based on your feedback, thank you! :)

CHANGELIST
  • Multiplayer: added Purist Race game mode
  • Added Purist Race leaderboards
  • Added multiplayer room option to force battery simulation
  • Tweaked battery simulation to be more realistic
  • Tweaked crash behaviour. Drones can take more of a beating before resetting
  • Fixed Action Cam icons in the workbench
  • Slightly lowered countdown animation on the screen
  • Multiplayer: Removed battery HUD from spectator screen

PURIST RACE
We’ve seen a lot of interesting questions being raised on our forums and community group about allowing godmode results on the leaderboards. The argument is that it’s not correct to compare results from pilots who are free to hit things with those who get destroyed upon crashing. While opinions about this are far from unanimous, we do understand the concern. To help with this issue and to give seasoned pilots a new challenge, we have created “Purist Race”. In this new multiplayer game mode, there’s no handholding or training wheels. God mode is disabled, camera noise and battery simulation are enabled, everyone follows the same rules! This game mode also has its own leaderboards to make it easy to compare your Purist Race results with others. Enjoy!
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September 15

Update 0.10.13 released!



Realism has always been a key factor for Liftoff and with the introduction of battery simulation, we add an extra layer of realism to the Liftoff experience. Discover this, and more, in our new 0.10.13 update!

CHANGELIST
  • Implemented battery simulation
  • Added new race countdown visual
  • Added proper Vortex 180 description
  • Added additional versions of the action cams
  • More frames now support action cams
  • Updated to Unity engine 5.6.3, should fix some Linux issues
  • Fixed visual issue with fisheye on MacOS
  • Fixed drag model for Dquad Obsession
  • Fixed issue with resolution resetting
  • Minor Bugfixes

BATTERY SIMULATION
We have finally added battery simulation, making Liftoff an even more realistic experience! While this feature is optional, we feel it’s a complete game changer and makes the gameplay more interesting and fun. Winning will no longer be about punching the throttle from start to finish and picking the fastest setup. There’s going to be strategy involved. You’ll have to learn when to use your power and you’ll have to decide between power vs efficiency all the time. We are really excited about this and we suspect it will make the gameplay more interesting and layered. We can’t wait to hear what you think!

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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

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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. 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 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. Specs are subject to change.
    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. Specs are subject to change.
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