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 (14) - 92% of the 14 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (135) - 96% of the 135 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jul 27, 2017
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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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February 18

Update 1.2.1 and verified Discord



Verified Discord server

The Discord server has gone through Discord's verification program, and has a much nicer URL than before. Thank you for keeping the Discord an awesome place!

https://discord.gg/skyknights

Bug fixes

This is a smaller patch, taking care of some bugs reported by the community. Thanks a lot for helping out with finding bugs and glitches!

Best regards
//Bankler

Patch notes

1.2.1
  • Fixed some main menu texts that weren't fully visible in all resolutions.
  • Fixed bug where the Quit button only could be clicked in the lower part of the button.
  • Fixed bug where FOB health bars could be visible even if the camera was looking in the opposite direction.
  • Fixed yet another bug where AAA could start driving towards the map's center if a hotjoining player took over hosting upon the previous host's disconnect.
  • Smaller AI fixes.
  • Adjusted bomb position on MiG-21 right pylon.
  • Added support for 3000x2000 Surface Book resolution.
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February 5

Ace medals and HUD color customization



In-game options

There's now an options panel under the pause menu (similar to the one in the main menu). So you can now change resolution and other graphics- and gameplay settings in the middle of a match.

HUD color customization

You can now choose from a selection of colors to customize your HUD color scheme. This could be useful if you need increased contrast on certain maps. For color blind players, you can now avoid the red on green problem.

Ace medal

Season 7 has just started! From now on, if you reach Ace rank (surpass rank 1), you'll be awarded a medal that is visible on your prematch-portrait. Aces from previous seasons will get a significant rank bonus for free this season, but will have to progress through the final ranks to unlock the medal.

American Daily Match Hour - 9.00 PM EST

Our American players have voted to decide an official daily match hour for the US server. Most player prefered 9-10 PM EST. This match hour (which should correspond with activity peak hour) is now visible in the server browser.

Form teams! Get fancy Discord names!

If you form a team with at least three players and jump on Discord, send us a message and we'll kit you up with fancy golden colors for all team members' Discord names. The requirements are that you wear [clantags] in Discord, that you have a leader/spokesperson and that you as a team play at least one match against another team on Discord.

Bug fixes and QoL stuff

There are quite a bit of bug fixes. Thanks to everyone who has helped out with reporting. Smaller QoL features have been added, like selecting region in the server browser, instead of having to open the options screen. You can now also see what aircraft the other players are flying in the scoreboard.

See you in the skies!

Best regards
//Bankler

Patch notes

1.2.0
  • Can now switch region directly in the server browser instead of having to go to options.
  • New pause menu with full options panel (so you can change resolution and other options while in-game).
  • Can now change HUD colors in the options screen.
  • Can now reset the key bindings in options.
  • Smaller player name text on contact icons.
  • Added players' currently selected aircraft as icons in the scoreboard.
  • Implemented option to lock the game camera in top-down when grounded (available in options).
  • Using afterburner during take-off now only consumes 33% fuel compared to what it otherwise does.
  • Staying outside the level bounderies for more than 5 seconds now causes you to take damage.
  • Fixed exploit where you could reach very high altitudes by initiating a landing while you were in a maneuver, pitching upwards.
  • Heatseekers now have a slightly less tendency of losing track of their target due to large relative angles.
  • Aircraft starting points are now slightly offset forward/backwards to each other.
  • Added an unlockable medal for becoming an Ace (i.e better than rank 1 on the leaderboard).
  • Fixed bug related to aircraft outline, where other aircraft than the player aircraft sometimes got an outline.
  • Fixed bug causing runway numbers to not show up.
  • Fixed bug causing the afterburner sounds effect to continue if you ran out of fuel while holding afterburner.
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Reviews

“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
  • Play against other players, or start a co-op match vs bots
  • 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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