Prove your skills as a pilot in this action-packed multiplayer dogfighting game. Take part in 4 vs 4 battles and outmaneuver opponents, master a variety of jets and weapons, support allied ground troops, and land on the runway. Only a well-orchestrated team of pilots can bring down the enemy bases.
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Very Positive (65 reviews) - 96% of the 65 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 27, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Sky Knights will be in Early Access on Steam so that I may get the game in the hands of the players as soon as possible in order to push the game in the direction you want. Engaging with the Sky Knights community early on is important to me in my ambition to make Sky Knights the best competitive air combat experience ever.

There will be bugs here and there. For an early access release, I'd like to think the game is in a pretty stable state though.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It is hard to estimate exactly how long Sky Knights will be in Early Access, though I'm aiming for a year or two.”

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

“For the full release, I visualise a game with more polished graphics, more maps and better online features (potentially league play or similar). I'd like to make additions that give the players more choices, to ensure no match is similar to another. Most importantly, I'd like to hear what parts of the game you enjoy the most, and push the game in that direction.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version of Sky Knights has these mechanics in place:
  • Online team matches (up to 4 vs 4).
  • Play with and against other players and/or AI.
  • Gamepad support (X360, XBone, Dualshock 4).
  • 6 flyable aircraft, each with their strengths and weaknesses.
  • A handful of weapons (guns, heat-seeking and radar homing missiles), bombs, air-to-ground missiles and more.
  • A short interactive tutorial with voice-over, to get you up-to-speed with the basics.
  • More than 15 different aircraft upgrades.
  • 6 different unlockable traits to choose from, depending on your playstyle.
  • Anti-aircraft-artillery defending the FOB:s.
  • Ground forces pushing forward in the battle.
  • Plenty of tricks to get the upper hand in the battle (countermeasures, maneuvers etc).

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

“The price might gradually be increased as I ship new content and features.”

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

“I will work with the community to ensure Sky Knights becomes the best game we can imagine. The Steam forum will be the primary place for this communication. I aim to be as transparent with the game's development as possible. I'm eager to listen to any feedback the community provides me.”
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August 16

Patch 1.0.4 and 1.0.5 is out!

The game has been out for a little while now, and things are looking good. So far I've mostly been working on client stability and squashing some of the bugs, while lurking the forum and Discord to collect your input on what you miss the most when it comes to features.

I really suggest you join our little community on Discord! https://discord.gg/a5BvDR3

See you in the skies!

1.0.5
* Changed some of the customizations.
* Game should no longer freeze up if you join a server and it turns out to be full when the level loads.
* Some performance optimizations related to radar.

1.0.4
* Fixed bug where FOB healthbars were sometimes not visible after hotjoining.
* Fixed issue were you sometimes got 5 players in a team when two player hotjoined at the same time.
* Custom server name is now saved between games.
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August 5

Stability and upgrade cost balancing

It has been a great first few days! Reception is really good and we are starting to see more players joining us in the skies! In today's patch I've taken care of some bugs related to landings. I've also adjusted to some of the upgrade price tags.

1.0.3
* Fixed rare bug where you sometimes could not land.
* Fixed bug where you got a "landing aborted" message when your were inbound for landing.
* Decreased the cost of Bomber Loadout upgrade from 500 to 400.
* Decreased the cost of High Vision Canopy Modification upgrade from 300 to 200.
* Decreased the cost of Stealth Modification upgrade from 500 to 400.
* Adjusted main menu layout to eliminate overlap in 16:10 resolutions.
* Fixed bug where you were awarded the "Watch the mountains!" achievement when an AI dies because of a player hot-joining.
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“Sky Knights is a perfect 1 on 1 example of how an Early Access title should look like.”
9.3 – Reviews For Gamers

“Please help I can't stop playing this!”
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About This Game

WHAT IS SKY KNIGHTS?


Sky Knights is an action-packed online multiplayer dogfighting game. Enjoy thrilling head-to-head aerial combat in 4 vs 4 team fights and outmaneuver opponents with tricks and well-timed afterburner boosts. The goal of the team battles is to take out the enemy bases. This must be done while fighting off the enemy players. You will also need to carefully manage your ammo and fuel supply. Rearm and refuel by performing skillful landings in the home base. To be successful, your team must perfect a balance between attack and defense; engage the enemy in combat while supporting your allies in the air as well as on the ground.

Tactically choose the fighter jet to fit your play style and your team’s needs. There are six different aircraft - ranging from the F-16 to the A-10 Warthog - each offering their unique weaponry, stats, strengths and weaknesses. You can further customize your pilot profile with one of eight avatars, and level up to unlock more than 15 aircraft upgrades, six permanent traits and countless visual aircraft customizations.

Sky Knights is made by Hampus Bankler, an ex-military fighter jet mechanic and professional game developer. Before combining his two passions into creating Sky Knights, he worked on games like Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2, Angry Birds 2 and is currently also involved in Project Wight.

FEATURES

  • Compete in fast-paced 4 vs 4 online multiplayer dogfights
  • Fight in multifaceted objective-based team battles. Take out the enemy bases while combating other aircraft and ground forces
  • Manage ammo and fuel and restock them after performing skillful landings in the home base
  • Master different aircraft types with unique strengths and weaknesses - from the F-16 to the A-10 Warthog
  • Skillfully use your full arsenal including machine guns, heat-seeking missiles, bombs and more
  • Level up and unlock over 15 aircraft upgrades and six permanent traits to tailor your aircraft and character to your playstyle
  • Personalize your pilot profile with eight different avatars and unlock countless visual aircraft customizations
  • Discover plenty of tricks to get the upper hand in battles

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit)
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX10 Compatible GPU with 1 GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit), Windows 8 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad-Core 64-bit CPU
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11 Compatible GPU with 2 GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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