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A NEW WORLD ENTERS THE JET AGE
Fly Meteors and Vampires above the sulphur clouds of Venus.

MARVELS OF BRITISH ENGINEERING
Control fully physically modelled aircraft using only the mouse.

RED TERROR IN THE SKIES
Develop your dogfighting skills to hold back the communists.


Rock, Paper, Shotgun says:

"... a remarkable hybrid of simplicity and complexity, a challenging and technical plane game hidden behind accessible controls and dreamy visuals."


First released in 2011. Contains two tutorial and three combat scenarios. Designed for low resolution. Requires a mouse.

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VenusPatrol.zip 9 MB

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The Planes are totallly uncontrollable! They frequently lose control. The controls are really bad!

If you're too heavy with the controls, you can get a spin or a stall. Start with small mouse movements, and try bigger ones when you are used to how the plane controls. I think there is a command somewhere to change mouse sensitivity in the game, if that's the problem.

It's very fun, but I wish the camera control was better. I hate having to hold down a button just to have a tolerable view.

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Late reply, but - the reasoning behind this is that in a real plane, the pilot get physical cues about how the plane is moving through the sky. This is not captured in a conventional flight sim, where your only experience of the world is a fixed, narrow forward view. I want to capture some of it by emphasizing the third person view with the wide FoV, visual trails behind the wings, etc. That's the idea; I agree it's not a total success.

Thank you for the response. Looking back, I think I was pretty rude, I apologize.

Are any of your games open source?

The ones on itch are not formally open source, but I would be happy to send you the code if you're interested. I released two html5 things under an MIT license: https://dood.al/pinktrombone/ and https://dood.al/oscilloscope/

I am shocked at the elegance and depth of this game. I wish I had played it before today :)

nice mechanics




thanks ^^

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YOUR GAME IS FUCKING SHIT, INSTANTLY CRASHES IN LESS THAN SECOND!!!

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it is not shit dude its good when you play it

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Billyboibot i'm going to guess your a bot because of the level of stupidity you are showing. In other words, screw off.

pretty cool, wish it had joystick support, or remappable keys.

Whenever I try to open this game it immediately crashed before launching.

Edit settings.txt and see if it will run in a window. What are you running it on?

I did, it still won't run, Here's what happens:


Thanks! From the log, I wonder if it's something to do with sound (which uses the OpenAL library). You could try adding the line "nosounds" to settings.txt and see if it works -- you should still get the opening music.

Worked perfectly ^^ Unfortunately however it would seem i'm terrible at your game, beautifully made though!

this game is amazing and has so much potential if you could expand the missons and put in more aircraft this would on my top ten for the year

Thank you! Maybe one day. I've found it difficult to come up with missions that keep the right tone.

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this is inaccurate because the surface pressure on Venus is 93x that of earth and the temperatures average at a scorching 410C so it would crush the vehicle from the inside out and like fry all the electronics

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The game isset about 50km above the surface, where the pressure and temperature are earthlike. The surface you are flying over is a cloud layer.

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It's actually really cool that you took the time to consider that/think that out!!

Here is NASA's take on it: https://youtu.be/0az7DEwG68A

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im not hating on ur game im not saying its bad. i know you spent a ton of work on it and i respect that

ONLY 9 MB? 9 MB? How did you... Nah, as long as it's good i shouldn't care.

its amazing!

this game is awesome :D