From commanding the battle standing on the bridge of your flagship all the way down to tactical infantry firefights - AFF brings together all the combat you ever wanted in a rich science fiction setting. Boarding, pilotable capital ships, deep weapon customization and full AI support included!
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Positive (18) - 72% of the 18 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (1,787) - 81% of the 1,787 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 1, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“This is a full working game with lots to see and do - but it still has rough edges. There are some bugs left, some assets, effects and UI need polish - you may even stumble upon an occasional crash. We openly admit that we intend to release it right now as Early Access to give the team an adrenaline boost after years of working under the radar.

We want to make AFF even more awesome, and Early Access is a way we can re-invest in developing the game further - and let people get their hands on it who have been loyally waiting for yeeears.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We initially wanted to spend around one year, maybe year and a half, refining AFF to a 1.0 standard and adding prototype content. Of course reality will, and indeed already did, verify this.”

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

Features we're planning on adding/improving:

  • More maps!
  • More optimization!
  • More weapons and weapon mods - we made a design choice to generally keep the base weapons simple, standard FPS guns for easy learning. The weapon modifications though can explore a whole lot of crazy gameplay mechanics, from bunker-buster launchers to immobilizer nets to personal shields etc.
  • Cleaner user interface.
  • More seamless transitions between capital ship interiors and space - animated launch sequences for all fighters, all the way from the flight deck out into space.
  • More destructible elements in the maps.
  • Better particle effects.
  • Smoother vehicle handling.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

The core of AFF gameplay is completely functional and all features we imagined for the game have been implemented. Some things are of course buggy and/or don't meet the quality standards we'd like to maintain. Here's a detailed feature list for the current version:

  • Combined-arms combat - fly starfighters and capital ships, drive vehicles and fight on foot.
  • Objective-based matches, each map features a unique scenario with an escalating set of objectives, plus a Territory Control gametype.
  • Multiplayer up to 64 players, dedicated and listen servers, with bots able to fill in for players in any role.
  • Full AI bot support - use bots to increase body count for matches with fewer players. AI understands every aspect of gameplay, including the chain of command. Offline play is possible, as well as co-op style of matches where human players face off against bots.
  • Tactical, squad-based infantry gameplay.
  • Customizable infantry, vehicle and spacecraft loadouts.
  • Infantry suit modifications to personalize the gameplay style - pick a light suit to run circles around your enemies or a heavy suit to withstand their fire.
  • A huge variety of unique infantry loadout items - weapons, mods, customizable sights, underslung launchers, deployable turrets and more.
  • Intricate gun handling, multiple firemodes per weapon, material penetration, leaning around corners, reviving teammates.
  • 16 different capital ships to take command of, defend, repair or board and sabotage from the inside.
  • Multiple fighter and bomber classes to pilot, launched from capital ships and stations.
  • Space battles in which all ships are pilotable from huge battleships to the fighters they launch, infantry combat within capital ship and station interior locations.
  • Space fighters also with customizable weapons and subsystems.
  • Planetside battles involving infantry, vehicles, aircraft and sprawling environments.
  • Vehicular ground combat in all its shock and awe glory.
  • Customizable personal or multi-crew vehicles delivered right onto the battlefield by dropships. Switch out weapons and add vehicle mods as you earn more points.
  • Commander mode - an elected commander can issue orders to squads from a tactical overview map - but if nobody feels like it, the AI commander is always ready to serve.
  • Flexible loadout points system - nothing is locked, but everything costs you points earned in battle.
  • Persistent player stats.
  • Wiki website with extensive lore describing the Angels Fall First universe.
  • Gigabytes of content created by a team of industry-moonlighting pros and talented amateurs over nearly a decade.

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

“Yes, we think it will be worth a higher price for our continued work on AFF when we decide to release as a finished game. We intend to make AFF awesome - and whatever we decide to charge, Early Access customers will own the full game - you buy it now, you got it for life.

Of course we also intend to introduce more content over the Early Access period. This will pile on the value over time.”

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

“We'll listen to anybody who isn't shouting.”
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April 27

Update 22 hotfix #3

Hey there AFF Community!

Turns out one more intermediate patch is very much in order. With the previous update for the first time in AFF history we’ve introduced a major crash to the game. Not a terrible statistic perhaps but we’re truly sorry nonetheless, was a nasty memory-management/packaging bug and took us a good chunk of Easter to fix. Should be taken care of now and we’re throwing in a bunch of other improvements and tweaks to the game too.

Changelog:
  • Fixed a crash affecting both servers and client, primarily on the space maps but really whenever something referenced one of the game’s internal packages
  • Fixed various issues with LZs not behaving properly in territories
  • Fixed damage scaling being incorrectly applied to fighters, dropships and deployables
  • Fixed issue with command callouts (such as 'move to this position') not playing the associated sound cue properly
  • Fixed display issue with phase x of y being zero-indexed on the faction selection screen
  • Destroyable objects (droppods, consoles) tweaked to be slightly more resistant vs bullets (but not vs AV weaponry) and have a little less total health
  • Added config for disabling bot callouts entirely from chat (see AFFComms.ini if you really want to, will be exposed in the menus later on)
  • Increased railbarrel mod’s penalty to accuracy
  • Fortress updates:
    - Added more cover near AIA spawn and additional pathway into the Objective B warehouse
    - Rearranged cover near the warehouse to force ULA players on “the wall” to expose themselves more to fire to be able to shoot at Objective B
    - Added more cover near ULA spawn
  • Tannhauser updates:
    - Raised out-of-bounds volume further
    - Fixed missing collision on rings around the rail launcher, capacitor rings, lift trolley and improved collision on some ramps
  • Fixed various collision issues near ULA spawn in Yin Tao Shan Territories
  • Fixed rooftop ramp collision near Objective C in Irega Incursion
  • Fixed missing collision on tyres and rocks in Igneous

For feedback, or just a lovely chat with the devs, post on AFF's Steam forums or contact us directly through our Discord!

Onwards and upwards!
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April 17

Update 22 hotfix #2 AKA we should really number those things more sensibly

Hey there AFF Community!

We’ve just released a few more tweaks to the last update.

Changelog:
  • Fixed misbehaving packages causing server crashes
  • Fixed issue where non-existent chatbox would capture player input
  • Fixed issues with weapon lock getting lost very easily, especially on infantry guns (RID, MLI), and improved the prioritization of lock targets
  • Fixed Anaster's skybox
  • Temporarily removed some of the extended parts of the AIA briefingroom but fixed a bunch of collision issues and added grenade and deployable pickups across both briefingrooms
  • Tweaked RID and MLI lock times to be shorter, lowered RID damage slightly
  • Corrected a couple of pathing- and collision-related issues in Ixion
  • Improved and optimized the netcode behind comms (text and audio callouts)
  • Improved prioritization of callout audio, plus squad callouts should be always heard regardless of distance
  • Increased underbarrel shield regeneration delays
  • Increased heavy plasma projectile velocity, walked back capital ship railgun damage buff a bit
  • Capital ships and vehicle now generally more sturdy against rail, heavy plasma and explosion damage
  • Added “player left the game” messages to the chat
  • Removed extra brackets from vehicle drop HUD prompt
  • Unfudged a couple of damage multipliers applied to vehicles
  • Tweaked the smaller variants of capital ship ions, to have proper DPS in the new balance of things

For feedback, or just a lovely chat with the devs, post on AFF's Steam forums or contact us directly through our Discord!

Onwards and upwards!


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About This Game

Angels Fall First is a first person combined-arms sci-fi wargame.

AFF focuses on team-oriented tactical gameplay and objective-based scenarios with a high degree of replayability, featuring:

  • Wide selection of weapons and tools, ground vehicles and spacecraft to fight with.
  • Diverse combat opportunities - assume point to clear a building, hunt with a frigate wolfpack as a lineship captain, issue orders from the bridge of your battleship.
  • Fully operational and pilotable capital ships with playable interiors.
  • Unique combination of spaceship and infantry combat - board spacestations, shipyards and vessels to capture or destroy them from the inside.
  • Dogfighting using space interceptors and bombers, launched from capital ships and stations.
  • Gameplay mechanics designed as a mix of modern elements (customization, loadouts, persistence) and inspirations from classic shooters (frantic, fast-paced firefights).
  • Commander mode for issuing orders to your squadmates and teammates.
  • Full AI support - all scenarios can be played both offline and online identically, supporting up to 64 players or bots filling in for the players if required.
  • Rich science fiction universe setting.



Another space game?

Well, we've been doing this a long time - AFF has been a rich universe of fiction and art since 2005. We made a Homeworld mod, and kept building from there. Work started on an Unreal Tournament 2004 mod, but was then ported over to UT3 in 2007, culminating in a 3rd place grand prize in 2009's MakeSomethingUnreal contest.

Angels Fall First as a standalone game is, for us, a mission to enable the player to do as much as possible in a vast environment - whilst still retaining the focussed, fun experience of match based FPS games.

Way back in the back-whens, we loved Tie Fighter. A little later on, we loved Battlefield. We waited patiently for the game which would inevitably unite the vast scale and spacefights with the close and personal firefights and thunderous vehicle battles...

But it never really appeared. Many games came close, but there was always some part missing. You couldn’t get out of your spaceship, you couldn’t get into your spaceship, you had big spaceships but you couldn’t run around in them, you could run around in your big spaceship but you couldn’t fly it and so on and so forth and gahd damMIT! Where was our spacefight groundfight game?

So, we set ourselves to work. AFF exists because it MUST exist. Only in AFF can you spawn in your crew quarters, run to the bay watching the space fight out of the windows, launch a dropship, fight through the defenders to the enemy flagship, breach the hull, run and gun your way to the bridge and SHOOT THE ENEMY CAPTAIN IN THE BACK OF THE NECK.

Calm Down!

Ok. But it's this slightly twitchy passion which has driven us to create such a monster. We grew old making this, and we got grumpy watching everyone else release their cool games or whatever. We're from a time when games were about blowing stuff up for points and glory and now FINALLY we want to go out there and share this crazy passion with all of you!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual Core 2ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 400 series or later
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: A little bit of imagination
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or Later
    • Processor: Quad Core 2.8ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 600 series or later
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Fancy Soundcard

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