VTOL VR is a near-futuristic combat flight game built specifically for Virtual Reality. You are the pilot of an AV-42C, a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) capable vehicle that can perform transport, air to surface, and air to air combat roles.
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Release Date:
Aug 3, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“This game still has quite a ways to go before it becomes what I would consider to be a "finished product". That being said, I want to get it into the hands of players as soon as possible. As what I believe is the first combat flight game built for modern virtual reality from the ground up, being able to experience it first hand and give feedback during the development process will greatly help it to become the best game it can be. On top of that, this is an ambitious project for a one-man developer, so the financial support from Early Access will help carry it towards success.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I expect the game to be in Early Access for about one year.”

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

“My current plan for the full version includes one or more extra flyable vehicles with fully interactable cockpits, a campaign with several missions for each vehicle, more playable maps, and an in-game custom mission editor. I will also be continuously adding new weapons, equipment, and onboard systems. Depending on the success of the game during and after Early Access, some "stretch goals" include multiplayer and modding support.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“There is one flyable vehicle (the AV-42C attack/transport VTOL) with a fully interactable cockpit, several simulated systems including electrical, fuel, weapons, countermeasure, and targeting systems, a single player campaign with several story-driven missions, and several quick flight scenarios.”

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

“Other than promotional sales, the price of the game will likely NOT change after Early Access.”

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

“As someone who was highly involved in the communities of other games in Early Access, I deeply understand the value of community feedback during the development process of a game. I plan to take all community feedback, whether it's forum posts, comments, reviews, etc, into consideration so that this game can grow into one we can all be proud of.”
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November 24

Windows Mixed Reality Compatibility

The current public version of VTOL VR has been tested to work with Windows Mixed Reality devices. Here's some notes:

- It works by launching through Windows Mixed Reality for Steam
- The thumb controls are mapped to the touchpad, regardless of the option on the settings menu. Keep the thumbstick mode option set to DISABLED for now. In the future, the game will detect which device you have (Vive/Rift/WMR) and set the input options automatically.
- SteamVR has reserved the left and right thumbstick buttons for certain commands. Left thumbstick button: Steam Dashboard. Right thumbstick button: switch controller handedness. Unless this changes in the future, it means that you won't be able to use the thumbstick in VTOL VR as intended since pressing on the thumbcontrol is used for important functions in the cockpit.
As stated before, only the touchpad works in the game at the moment anyways.

If you have a Windows MR set and find any platform specific issues with the game, please let me know! It will help alot!

Thank you,
Paolo
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November 22

Dev Log - November 22, 2017 (+Autumn Sale!)

VTOL VR is 15% off for the Steam Autumn Sale!

Since the last update, I've been working on tools that will make creating content for the game a whole lot easier. These tools will be built into the game and will allow the community to create and share custom missions and maps.

The first tool will be the mission editor. Until the map creator is done, you will be able to use the mission editor to create custom scenarios in the existing island/ocean map.

I've also been working on the model for the upcoming flyable Fighter/Attack jet. It will be an updated version of the jets that your wingmen currently fly. There's still many things to do for it, so it won't be available until early 2018.

I've recieved reports that a small number of players have experienced getting a black screen after returning from a mission in the latest update. It's unclear why it only happens to a few people, but I believe I've found the source of the problem, so it should be fixed in the next update.

There's also an issue where the hardware rudder binding will only detect one of your attached devices, so if you have several joysticks/controllers, it may not read your rudder pedals. This issue has also been fixed for the next update.

If you'd like to keep up to date and chat with me, check out our discord channel here: https://discord.gg/azNkZHj

Thanks for following along, and if you're in the US, have a happy Thanksgiving weekend!
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About This Game

VTOL VR is a near-futuristic combat flight game built specifically for Virtual Reality. You are the pilot of an AV-42C, a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) capable vehicle that can perform transport, air to surface, and air to air combat roles. Take on a wide array of challenges that will put your flight skills, situational awareness, and combat tactics to the test.

No extra hardware is required. If you have a VR set with tracked controllers, then you have a virtual cockpit where you can reach out and interact with the stick and throttle, flip switches, press buttons, and even pull the eject handle if things go wrong.

Immerse yourself in action packed combat missions, delicate vertical landings, aircraft carrier operations, aerial refueling and more.

Current Features

  • AV-42C Tilt-jet VTOL/STOL/CTOL Attack/Transport vehicle
  • Fully interactable cockpit via tracked controllers
  • Various interchangeable equipment - guns, rockets, missiles, bombs, etc.
  • Near realistic vehicle systems - heads-up display, targeting pod, multi-function displays, radar, IR flares, chaff, etc.
  • Head-mounted cueing system
  • Ejector seat
  • Realistic vehicle physics - lift, weight, thrust, drag
  • Several playable missions - "story mode" campaign, free flight, training scenarios/tutorials
  • AI wing men - fighter escorts and attack VTOLs
  • AI friends and foes - Tanks, artillery, surface-to-air missile launchers, ships, planes
  • Aerial refueling
  • Ground based refueling and rearmament
  • Carrier operations - catapult assisted takeoff, arrested landing
  • Island/ocean map

Planned Features

To be added throughout Early Access
  • "F/A-26" Fighter/Attack Jet
  • More weapons and variants for different roles
  • More missions/complete campaign
  • More maps
  • More types of friendly and enemy units
  • Better vehicle damage model
  • Custom mission/campaign editor
  • Randomly generated missions
  • Radio communication system for commanding wing men and other AI
  • ATC system
  • General improvements to existing features

"Stretch Goals"

If all goes well - possibly in updates after full release
  • Multiplayer
  • Full modding support
  • More flyable vehicles

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 970 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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