Altitude defines a new genre of online multiplayer action with a diverse arsenal of planes, weapons, and perks, and game modes ranging from base destruction to plane ball (imagine Quidditch with a lot more explosions). An active international community organizes clans, participates in competitive leagues, and creates a steady stream of high-quality maps.
Says Chris Page, former professional gamer and lead balancer on Blizzard’s Starcraft 2:
“Altitude is a genuinely deep and rewarding multiplayer experience in the guise of an old-school arcade game. The basic gameplay is very accessible, yet contains enough nuance and depth to remain compelling for months. Easily one of the best indie games
To date, purchasers of Altitude average over 60 hours of play time (in-server, non-idle).
1) Plane Ball– football with planes.
2) Team Base Destruction– intense battle to destroy the opposing team’s base; coordinated pushes and strategic loadout decisions turn the tide.
3) Demolition (similar to Counter-Strike bomb/defuse)– tactical dogfighting.
4) Team Deathmatch– just like you’d expect, with ally-proximity based respawns to keep your team together.
5) FFA– maximum mayhem dogfighting.
6) 1-life Deathmatch– slower, more deliberate pace– every kill and death is critical.
7) 1-life Team Base Destruction– for the hardcore crowd.
Planes and Perks:
Loopy: quick and agile skirmisher, excellent for nuke delivery, map control, and heavy plane escort
Primary Weapon: Tracking Missile
Secondary Weapon: EMP Grenade
Weapon Perks: Tracker, Twin Fire Missiles, Acid Bomb
Bomber: slow but maneuverable, unleashes devastating volleys at medium range, ideal for securing choke points and powering through blockades
Primary Weapon: Grenade Launcher
Secondary Weapon: Tracking Tailgun
Weapon Perks: Suppressor, Bombs, Flak Tailgun
Explodet: riveted steel armor protects this lumbering beast from the concussive blasts it deploys to direct the action, strong defender
Primary Weapon: Rocket
Secondary Weapon: Hover Mine
Weapon Perks: Director, Thermobarics, Remote Mine
Biplane: well rounded fighter, fearsome close-range burst damage
Primary Weapon: Long-Range Machine Gun
Secondary Weapon: Short-Range Flechette Cannon
Weapon Perks: Dogfighter, Recoilless Gun, Heavy Cannon
Miranda: high tech sniper, excels at hit-and-run tactics
Primary Weapon: Chargeable Plasma Cannon
Secondary Weapon: Reverse Drive
Weapon Perks: Trickster, Laser, Time Anchor
Hull Perks: Rubberized Hull, Heavy Armor, Repair Drone, Flexible Wings
Special Perks: Turbocharger, Ultracapacitor, Reverse Thrust, Ace Instincts
More information is available at http://altitudegame.com.
Free demos of Altitude are available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux from http://altitudegame.com/download.html. The full version is available now for $15 USD from http://altitudegame.com/buynow.html, and from Steam, Direct2Drive, and GamersGate starting December 4th.
About Nimbly Games:
Nimbly Games is an independent studio founded by 2 guys who love multiplayer games. Inspired by classics like Mario Kart, Starcraft, Counter-Strike, and DotA, we’re committed to creating deep, rewarding multiplayer action games that stand the test of time.
Contact (press only):
We are happy to provide review copies and discuss promotional opportunities. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.