Midair is a fast-paced jetpack shooter set in a breathtaking new sci-fi universe. Use movement to your advantage, outwit your enemy from every angle, build defenses, and fully customize the way you play. Break the mold of traditional shooters and jetpack your way into a challenging new experience!
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Positive (37) - 81% of the 37 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 25, 2017

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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?

“We've been working hard on Midair for almost 4 years now. We've got a passionate group of players who have been playing for a long time and giving great feedback. We want to build on the great progress we've made by bringing in more players with diverse opinions. That means you! We want to know what you think about Midair. We want to hear what you think is great, what you think needs work, and how you think the game can get even better.

This is a critical time and you're crucial to shaping Midair before its release.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We will be in Early Access on Steam until we will launch Open Beta and then Release in Q1 2018.”

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

“This depends on when you get in! We're not holding back any features when we build them, so the game will morph and change over the next several months based on your feedback. The biggest difference will be our switch to Free to Play on launch. Here's a quick list of additional features that will be built as we get closer to release:

  • Matchmaking
  • More weapons
  • More vehicles
  • More refined maps and map art
  • More gameplay options
  • In-game cosmetics

Frankly everything should just get better and feel more polished. For examples of how the game has progressed so far, check out the Dev Logs on our website!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Midair has been 100% playable since the end of our Kickstarter in June 2016. The game currently features fully customizable loadouts, 3 armors to choose from, 7 weapons, 4 gametypes, deployable defenses, vehicles, Capture the Flag, Arena, and Rabbit, and lots more. If you've never played a game like this before, we have also added tutorials to help you get acquainted.

If you'd like to check out the game more in advance, our community has been creating videos on YouTube and stream the game live.”

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

“The price will stay the same throughout Early Access. When we launch Midair the game will be free to play, and will be monetized by two things:
  • A "Progression Pass"
  • In-Game Cosmetic Sales

Progression Pass

In Midair, we do not believe in "Pay to Win." We want players to be able to jump in and have fun without needing to pay money to get the best weapons or abilities. For free to play users, we will have a progression system that does require the user to move their way up a progression ladder and unlock items related to gameplay. If this isn't for you, we are offering a "Progression Pass" that has one simple effect: It unlocks everything gameplay related. Forever. This means that if we add new gameplay content in the progression ladder, you get it for free no matter when we add it. Think of it as buying the game.

If you're into progression but still want to support Midair, feel free to buy it and we will provide an option for you to turn it off.

All Steam Early Access owners will get the progression pass for free on launch.

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

“Our passionate community is critical to the success of Midair. Without the support of our backers and you, Midair simply would not exist. We have several ways we work with the community to improve the game:

  • We read all of the discussions in our forums (http://forums.playmidair.com), Reddit (www.reddit.com/r/midair), and Discord (http://discord.gg/PlayMidair), and respond to as many as we can.
  • We reach out to our community through surveys and feedback requests on in-game features like maps, weapons, and more.
  • We stream our development process and run Q&As on www.twitch.tv/PlayMidair.
  • We have a Supporters Dashboard on our website (http://www.playmidair.com/community) that shows a rough development timeline, and interactive Top User Issues board where we consolidate and track the progress on many issues players have in Midair. We have our Dev Logs and other community resources available there as well.
  • We work with a group of private testers taken directly from the community to help check for quality and do some initial testing of new features and content. We have an open application for community members who want to join this group. Wan't to help? Head to the forum and apply!
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December 16

Hotfix 0.29.1 Patch Notes

Hotfix 0.29.1 has just gone LIVE with several fixes and improvements, including two highly requested Top User Issues. Update your clients and check out the full patch notes here.
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December 4

Dev Log #18 - 0.29.0 Build Highlights, Patch Notes, and Team Changes

After a long wait, build 0.29.0 is LIVE with lots of new content and features. Check out the build highlights and complete patch notes in Dev Log #18.
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About This Game

​*** FREE Progression Pass: Purchase of Midair during Steam Early Access will grant you a FREE Progression Pass on full release in Q1 2018. This means you unlock all gameplay in our progression system FOREVER, even if we add new weapons, packs, etc.

Midair is a fast-paced jetpack shooter set in a breathtaking new sci-fi universe. Use movement and physics to your advantage, outwit your enemy from every angle, build bleeding-edge defenses, and fully customize the way you play. With up to 16v16 large-scale infantry and vehicle combat, you'll never look at a shooter the same way again.


Movement in Midair is an art. It's a flow. It's a learned, practiced skill that when you know it… you just feel it. Using your jetpack and frictionless boots, launch high-speed airborne assaults, expertly dodge enemy fire, and soar from hilltop to hilltop. Free yourself from the ground or become a quick frag for your opponent.

The jetpack draws from your armor’s energy pool, so strategically manage your use of the jetpack and energy-based weapons to ensure your battle advantage. Depending on the situation, adjust your jetpack from pushing you upward to giving more maneuvering power. Veteran players know how to manage their jets and energy by instinct.


A team without coordination is like a shooter without jetpacks. In Midair it's critical that you coordinate your assaults for maximum effect. Take down their automated defenses one by one or sneak past the guards and destroy the generator to cripple their base and expose their flag for a quick grab.

But remember, you'll need to keep your flag home too. They'll start by using bombers and tanks to bombard your fortifications and break your ranks. Heavily armored attackers with explosive weaponry will follow, trying to deal critical blows to your infrastructure. After that, elite light-armored enemies who have spent hours studying the terrain and perfecting their movement will race in, grab your flag, and get out -- and FAST.

Repel the attack by keeping your base's main defenses operational, deploying forward sensors to track their movements, strategically place turrets deal out some extra damage, and get some fighters in the sky to maintain air superiority. With the right team and friends you can depend on, this will be a breeze.


One thing's for sure - when the situation changes, so should your strategy. Midair features complete customization and no preset classes. Pick your armor based on how fast you need to go and how much damage you need to take. Choose weapons to suit your play style. Packs gives you special abilities that can swing the fight in your favor during that critical moment, or help you deploy mobile defenses where it's needed the most.

Your team composition matters. Before running into the fight, make sure your squad is prepared with the right firepower, support, and intelligence to do the job.


Get ready for a new experience in a shooter with a lot to offer. Suit up. Jets on. Fly free. We'll see you in Midair.

System Requirements

    • OS: 64-bit: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-4340
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
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