FPV Drone Racing game Liftoff! Liftoff is a game that translates the rush of first-person view drone racing to the digital world. Join the biggest community for virtual FPV racing!
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Very Positive (733) - 85% of the 733 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Nov 9, 2015
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“As gamers we are big fans of an open approach to game development. To create the best game possible we want to let the gaming community participate in the decision-making. We plan to actively engage with the players and are open to feedback and suggestions.

The Early Access program allows us to collect all the information we need to improve and expand the current version of Liftoff.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The exact time is unknown as the scale of the project keeps growing and expanding.

Everything from our original concept has been added to the game since early 2017. Yet as the Liftoff community has grown so has our wish-list. Our promise is that we'll keep supporting the project as long as the community supports us, and we intend to keep that promise.

Staying in Early Access t allows us to release quickly and often. We like to release our features and content in steps, to allow the community to shape them with feedback and suggestions.When a game is considered fully released, that organic approach becomes more difficult.”

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

“The player is central in our plans. Feedback from the community will help us decide what the future of Liftoff will look like!

The final version of the game will be a greatly improved version of the current version. We keep adding content and features and often rework existing features to provide a better experience.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We consider the current version of Liftoff to be a fully functional game that has all the features you would expect from an FPV simulator. Our updates keep adding content and features on top, constantly expanding the scope of the project.”

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

“Everyone brave enough to try out an unfinished product, and share feedback with the developers deserves a discount in our opinion. You'll get the Early Access version at a nice discount price. We plan to raise the price once the game is feature complete.”

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

“We feel the player has a central role in helping us create our game. Not only do we hope to improve the current version of the game, but we are also interested in suggestions on how to improve and expand the game with more content and features.

We have a very active community and by joining our forums, facebook group and discourt channel, you can get in direct contact with the development team.”
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June 19

Update 0.14.2 released!



This update is completely dedicated to our new soundtrack, to be enjoyed in the game right now!

CHANGELIST
  • Added new soundtrack (12 songs)
  • Fixed some tournament recordings not being saved
  • Memory optimisation for ghost drones and recordings
  • Minor bugfixes

NIGHTIME BURNOUT
We can’t release an awesome soundtrack like this without telling you some more about it. We’ve taken the opportunity to interview the talented artist Nightime Burnout about his work.

Tell us a bit about yourself, your passion for music and how you got involved with the FPV community.

My name is Max and I do a lot of music work behind the scenes for Rotor Riot. I grew up surrounded by musicians so there wasn’t a minute of the day that music wasn’t being played. I started to play around with music softwares at age six and I haven’t stopped since! I got into FPV January of 2017 and almost immediately, Rotor Riot was my goto place for learning about everything and anything. After watching the channel for about four to five months, as a lifelong musician, I got tired of the stock music that they were using to avoid any copyright claims. I wrote an email to Chad Kapper and the rest is history! I’m now a proud team pilot for both Rotor Riot and Underground FPV.


Has your work for Rotor Riot influenced your work? Has FPV inspired you to create certain songs?

This is actually a super interesting question. It has for sure. I’ve created songs I didn’t think I ever would have before. For example, in the Rotor Riot Presents: Botgrinder, I teamed up with a local pilot and fellow musician to create a metal track. I’m not a guitarist so it would have never been something I would’ve done on my own. The track ended up going perfectly with the opening sequence!


We agree, it’s perfect!
How long have you been playing Liftoff, and what’s your favourite environment and frame in the game?


I found a video about Liftoff very early on in my FPV days. Almost immediately I picked up a copy and started playing! All long long before I teamed up with the Liftoff guys to make this soundtrack. My favorite environment has to be Hannover. As a freestyle pilot, I like all my tiny gaps and cool structures! The golf course is a close second though. My favorite frame is the Sleek. I fly a chameleon for my main quad in person so the sleek frame reminds me the most of my beloved quad 😛


Tell us a bit about the philosophy behind the Liftoff soundtrack.

The creation of the Liftoff soundtrack was super interesting. Aside from being a lifelong music lover, I’ve also played video games since I was super little. Amongst these games were all of the well known racing titles. Having a musical ear makes you pick up on things. For example, I knew the moment I started with the soundtrack, I had to include drum and bass tracks. The fast paced, floaty, and atmospheric vibes are something that’s commonplace with racing games and I knew it would accent Liftoff well as pilots went full tilt head to head for the win. After I had the first track underway, everything else came to me quickly, one after the other. They all have a similar vibe, even though they are completely different genres in some cases.


We are really happy with the results. What was it like to work with the Liftoff team on making this new soundtrack possible?

The guys at Liftoff were super kind and laid back and made this super fun and no-stress to produce. I uploaded each new version of each track as I went along and got feedback from the team to then go back and tweak the tracks to make them better! This production was my first big job as a producer and I could not be more thankful to the team for taking me on and making my dreams a reality!


Working with you has been a pleasure! Whats next for Nightime Burnout and where can people follow you?

The future of Nightime Burnout is unsure, as all musicians’ futures are. For now, I’m going to keep pumping work out for the guys at Rotor Riot and for my casual fans that just listen to my soundcloud regularly. I have projects in the works that have been under development for more than three years a piece so I’m super excited to share them with you all soon! You can listen to my entire discography at https://soundcloud.com/nightime-burnout and you can find my FPV content at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYqbvFOczx2Txuxmh6a_-og and https://www.instagram.com/burnoutfpv/

You can also catch me around in the Liftoff and Rotor Riot official Facebook groups!


See you on the race tracks!
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June 15

Update 0.14.1 released!



As has become tradition, every Milestone update gets followed up by a few quick-fix updates, dealing with some of the bugs and issues your report to us. Thanks for the support!

CHANGELIST:
  • Moved the dronogate turn to the Track Builder ‘Flags’ category.
  • Fixed the Hannover level’s Hall26 missing structures.
  • Fixed motion blur on race freeze frame finish.
  • Fixed depth of field being always on in The Green and Hall 26 .
  • Added a button to the race finish freeze frame to return to the tournament’s lobby when practicing for a tournament.
  • Fixed Vortex Pro issue in the Workbench where it wasn’t selectable.
  • Small memory optimisation during ghost playbacks which should give less frequent framerate spikes.
  • Changed full-screen window mode, potentially fix scaling issues.
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Reviews

“Having spent about 15 minutes messing about in the skies myself, I couldn’t help but be reminded of early Wipeout games – solely down to the fact that Liftoff feels like unadulterated fun.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“The level of detail that’s put into the game shows that they’ve really considered the real experience of flying FPV miniquads and translated it into their simulator.”
Propwashed

“Something that I’ve found very impressive has been just how open with their community the development team have been.”
Steamified

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Liftoff requires a remote or controller to play

About This Game

Liftoff is the gateway to the quadcopter racing scene, a platform both for pilots with real-life experience and for gamers who are still unfamiliar with the new sport. Veterans can explore new environments or race one another, while newcomers can hone their flying skills before taking to the field.




DRONE LOVE FOR EVERYONE
We want to open up the FPV racing experience to everyone. Liftoff is a game for everyone, from FPV racing veterans to gamers who want take their first digital steps in the drone racing scene.

SIMULITIOUS!
Liftoff features realistic drone physics, recommended by top drone pilots in the world. Flying a drone in the game feels so real, you’ll forget it isn’t.

CUSTOMIZATION
The drone community is a full of creative minds and technological tinkerers. Accordingly, Liftoff has tools to customize your drones and to create custom race tracks.

EXPANDING PLATFORM
We’ll continuously develop the game and keep adding more content and features as long as the community supports them. We are always interested to hear your ideas!

HARDWARE SUPPORT
Liftoff supports the use of FPV goggles and a wide range of remotes to further blur the line between the game experience and the real world.

IMPORTANT NOTES
A gamepad or dedicated R/C controller are required to play Liftoff!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 960M / Radeon HD 7750 or higher, 1GB video card memory
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only playable with a game controller or remote. Single screen setups recommended. Integrated Intel HD graphics cards not recommended.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB video card memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only playable with a game controller or remote. Single screen setups recommended. Integrated Intel HD graphics cards not recommended.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.9
    • Processor: 1,6 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB video card memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only playable with a game controller or remote. Single screen setups recommended. Integrated Intel HD graphics cards not recommended.
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.9
    • Processor: 2,3 GHz Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB video card memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only playable with a game controller or remote. Single screen setups recommended. Integrated Intel HD graphics cards not recommended.
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1,6 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB video card memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only playable with a game controller or remote. Single screen setups recommended. Integrated Intel HD graphics cards not recommended. RX2SIM is not supported.
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2,3 GHz Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB video card memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Only playable with a game controller or remote. Single screen setups recommended. Integrated Intel HD graphics cards not recommended. RX2SIM is not supported.
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