March 24, 2016 — A recap of the 0.9.2.1 “Rocket Lightning Spin” Steam Update, video at the bottom.
P-38L equipped with HVAR rockets available via new challenge “ROCKET LIGHTNING”.
PITCH/ROLL/YAW controls re-balanced for flight sticks and 360/XB1-compliant gamepads.
Upgraded engine ignites code so spinner/propeller looks more realistic during take-off, engine-off, and ignition.
Improved flightstick support. For example, Saitek’s “dual device” X-55 Rhino H.O.T.A.S. system now fully configurable.
Added “city light” rendering feature; take-off for a test-flight over Akyab or Rangoon in the middle of the night to sample a myriad of shiny, digital light-bulbs.
HUD/GUI overhauled for clarified controls and in-game hint messages. Dynamic keyboard and button icons for improved instructional messages.
Adjusted the Campaign mode’s difficulty so that it (should) take more skill and less luck to complete missions.
New aircraft: C-46A “Commando” replaces the DC-2 transport for FREE FLIGHT and the “OVER THE HUMP” Himalayas/Campaign mission.
New aircraft: Upgraded the Hurricane Mk. IIB fighter so it looks a little sleeker, now comes with five selectable skins for multiplayer, etc — including English-Chinese “Nightflyer” and Soviet Russia variants.
New aircraft: P-38L Lightning fighter aircraft added with HVAR weapons system for firing rockets. Four skins are available including ROCAF (China) paint jobs.
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In early 1948, a group of US Air Force officers was working on a secret research project in the California desert codenamed MX981. The purpose of MX981 was to test how extreme gravitational forces from fast-moving fighter jets would impact the human body.
Aviation was still pretty new; in fact, the US Air Force had only been created about six months prior, and the Defense Department wanted to find out just how much gravitational force fighter pilots were able to withstand. Consequently, MX981 was instructed to find out for sure — regardless of human life.
RC MANIAX: ROCK ’N RUMBLE
In the 90s, console racing games for the Super Nintendo and SEGA Mega Drive were all the rage. Titles like Rock ’n Roll Racing, Micro Machines, and Super Off Road became highly popular, sold millions, and left an unforgettable cultural mark in the process.
We are not ready to reveal details from our upcoming racer, which some might dub a spiritual sequel to one of the best top-down console racers ever produced, but rest assured we remember the best micro racers of the 1990s — with much revere.