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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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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September 19

Dev Log #15 - PAX Recap, 0.28.0 Build Preview, and Key Giveaway

"With Steam Early Access, PAX West, and a brief break for several folks on the team, it's been a little longer between posts than we like. The good news is we're recharged and back in action after a very busy month! In Dev Log 15 we're going to do a quick PAX recap, a preview into Build 0.28.0, and a special "Thank You" key giveaway for everyone who has supported or will support us during Early Access..."

Read the full blog post here: https://www.playmidair.com/news/dev-log-15-pax-recap-0-28-0-build-preview-and-key-giveaway/
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August 25

Welcome to the Midair Closed Beta!

The Midair Closed Beta is now LIVE on Steam Early Access!

Get Midair on Steam here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/439370/Midair/

Check out the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DroL_YioiOs

Join the Community!

While you’re downloading the game, join the Official Midair Discord server and head to the forums to give feedback, meet other Midair players, and keep up to date on the latest Midair news.

Beginner-Friendly Servers

We’ve added new servers to help new players find a place to practice and get up to speed with the game. New to the game? Join up on servers labeled “Beginner Friendly” and feel free to ask for help! We’ll try to monitor these servers more closely in particular to make sure there’s a good experience maintained for all.

Are you a veteran Midair player? Feel free to join these servers and help out new players – this is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED! Just make sure to consider their experience while playing and don’t get too competitive. Admins will be around to help remind you. 🙂

New Website

We have a brand new website! Take a look around and please leave feedback in the forums.

A “Thank You” to the Midair Community

We wanted to send out a special thank you to our amazing community for supporting the game and our team up to this point. Every person on the dev team is appreciative of your time and effort playing and giving feedback up through this release (and hopefully beyond!). Your Discord messages, forum posts, and constant feedback is critical to the success of the game.

We would not have been able to do this without you, and you have made Midair better since we entered into Pre-Alpha over a year ago. The game has grown leaps and bounds, and as you’ve seen from the last several dev logs and patches, we’re able to do more and more as we get closer to release.

It’s a super exciting time for Midair and we’re fortunate to have such a passionate, committed community.

Now get out there and play some MIDAIR!
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Reviews

“The jetpack FPS is back with Midair”
PC Gamer

“Tribes-Inspired FPS Midair Hits Kickstarter”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Hands-On With Archetype Studios’ Midair – The Next Tribes?”
PC Game Examiner

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.

TRUE FREEDOM


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.

TEAMWORK IS CRITICAL


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.

CUSTOMIZE AND STRATEGIZE


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.

THIS IS MIDAIR


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

    Minimum:
    • 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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