NIGHTSTAR™: Rogue Wings is an Arcade Flying Combat Game set in a futuristic galaxy where machines are hunting down the last of us. Play as the leader of a squad of mercenary aces whose only goal is to restore humanity’s long lost supremacy. From the creators of NIGHTSTAR: Starfighter.
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Positive (14) - 85% of the 14 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 30, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“NIGHTSTAR: Rogue Wings was released on Early Access as a way for the community to get involved and play an important role on the game's development. We’ve been continuously improving the game with all the invaluable feedback we are having from players. This is a handcrafted game with no procedurally generated content, so everything you see is carefully planned. Play the game, and make sure to come join the game's community page afterwards here on Steam where we discuss features, bugs, and much, much more.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We intend to have NIGHTSTAR: Rogue Wings ready for full release, with 7 complete levels, by the end of 2017. We’re still on Early Access, so some changes in direction may still occur.”

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

“The final version will feature 7 PLAYABLE LEVELS.

Here's a list of features that are planned to be available in the full version:

  • 7 complete levels with unique enemies, bosses and story line
  • Weapons and upgrades for your ship
  • Skins and color customization options (always free, no in-game purchases)
  • Dynamic missions that will change according to the player's choices
  • Steam Trading Cards and Achievements.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“NIGHTSTAR: Rogue Wings’ Early Access version brings a solid core gameplay with working enemies, weapons, wingmen, and much more.

Here's a list of the major features available so far:

  • Single player campaign mode with 5 COMPLETE LEVELS
  • Tactical third person view AND immersive cockpit view
  • Unique target-lock system
  • Triple-A art and effects
  • State-of-the-art sound design

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

“Not for players who participate on the Early Access phase. These players will not have to pay any additional amount after the game is released. Our Early Access pricing is more attractive so that the community can engage more during this phase. Our final pricing may be higher, but not by a large margin.”

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

“The indie gaming industry is only strong because of our community, and that's how we endure. Feedback has always been a key in the development process of NIGHTSTAR: Rogue Wings. Real players’ experiences are extremely valuable in that it allows us to see the game from the players’ point of view, and then correct or change things to enhance the game and make it even better!

We are very thankful for having such an amazing community of players here on Steam! Check out our Community Forums and feel free to talk directly to the dev! Game on!”
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August 10

v0.51 now available on the MAIN branch!

Note: Restart Steam if the update doesn't start automatically.

Calling all pilots! The v0.51 update for NIGHTSTAR: Rogue Wings is now available, and we moved it directly to the main branch. Go get it!

Now, let's go straight to the changelog. Here are the major changes:

- Level "Rescue of the Forgotten" was completely recreated with a more fitting environment and challenges
- New enemy TUNNEL WORM added (hell yeah!)
- New gameplay element: Force Gates added
- Fixed a glitch where some enemies would spawn under the terrain
- Major graphical and gameplay improvements on the Orbital Blockade level
- Mission Markers' UI updated
- Cockpit screens updated
- Player controller smoothing fixed
- Hero ship's booster effects updated for performance
- Missile particles and trails updated for performance
- New particle effects with tracer rounds for the main machine gun (suncannon)
- Fixed a glitch where the player's collision wasn't working with some parts of the terrain
- Booster duration severely increased
- Major performance updates on the particle systems
- New lens flare effects added to a few levels - experimental

That's it for today! Enjoy the flight ;)
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About This Game

A decade ago, the robotic forces of the Absolute Unity slaughtered the ones who opposed its supreme control over the Galaxy. This fateful period is known as the Division War. The few lucky survivors were enslaved or banished to the Outer Planets. Driven by their ever-growing hunger for power, the evil Absolute Unity's fleet now travels at full speed expanding the Core’s reach to the Outer Rim. The survivors once again stand on the brink of destruction.

The bravest veterans of the Division War joined forces and founded the NIGHTSTAR: a group of flying aces that are ready to rebel against the hunger of the machines.

The NIGHTSTAR has discovered a secret weapon that will put an end to the conflict. Now the very fate of the galaxy lies in the hands of these fearless pilots.

About NIGHTSTAR™: Rogue Wings

NIGHTSTAR™: Rogue Wings is an ARCADE FLIGHT COMBAT GAME about rapid air battles and fast-paced missions. From third-person view or from an immersive cockpit view you will fight your way to rise up against an evil Artificial Intelligence that rules the galaxy! It takes you on a breathtaking journey with beautifully handcrafted environments, battleships, and enemy fighters. Playing as Commander Eastwood on a single player campaign mode, your skills as a pilot will be put to the test while you learn secrets about your sworn enemy, the Absolute Unity through completing missions on all the 5 COMPLETE LEVELS available in this Early Access version. Triple-A art and effects, and state-of-the-art sound design await.


  • FIGHT. Rapid air battles and up-close dogfighting bring your skills as a pilot to the limit.
  • GET IMMERSED. This arcade flight combat game combines a unique target lock system and intense warfare.
  • UPGRADE. Collect resources and turn your ship into an unstoppable war machine.
  • ENJOY. Revel in handcrafted scenarios with no procedurally generated content.
  • GO FULL THROTTLE. Your two wingmen will be on your side to teach the enemy a lesson they won’t forget.
  • BE A NIGHTSTAR: ROGUE WING. Scroll down to check out what awaits.

What's available on Early Access:

  • Single player campaign mode with 5 COMPLETE LEVELS
  • Tactical third person view AND immersive cockpit view
  • Unique flying mechanics
  • Triple-A art and effects
  • State-of-the-art sound design

Planned Upcoming Features

  • 7 complete levels with unique enemies and bosses
  • Full PlayStation®4 and Xbox One gamepad support
  • Even more weapons
  • Neat customization options
  • Dynamic open world missions
  • Steam Trading Cards and Achievements

System Requirements

    • OS: 32/64-bit Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
    • Processor: Intel CPU Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 / AMD Radeon
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • OS: 32/64-bit Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10
    • Processor: Intel CPU Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
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