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Wings: Director's Cut Kickstarter

A Kickstarter is now underway for Wings: Director's Cut, an update/remake of Cinemaware's classic World War I flying game for the Amiga (thanks Joao). Here's what they are hoping to achieve:

If we achieve the minimum funding goal, we will recreate the original game in all its glory – but this time, with full HD graphics & sound, enhanced animations, a revised UI and enhancements to the control interface in order to support current input methods such as touchscreen control. Our target platforms are iOS & Android devices (tablets and mobile devices) and Windows PC. Potential future platforms are Macintosh and videogame consoles. The game will be DRM-free and no additional content will be up for sale – you get the whole game in its entire, original glory!

However, and this is where it gets most interesting – help us achieve higher funding levels and we will add NEW missions, NEW diary entries and story elements, NEW landscapes, MORE & BETTER animations, ADDITIONAL music tracks, and maybe even MORE COMBAT SEQUENCE MINI-GAMES - making it a truly rich, ultimate DIRECTOR’S CUT! But don’t worry – we won’t screw around with the classic gameplay – it will still be the Wings you know and love! (We will be posting our stretch goals in a future update as well as on the Wings: Director's Cut hotsite).

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15. Re: Wings: Director's Cut Kickstarter Aug 13, 2012, 07:25 Numinar
 
On the Amiga the bombing run was from above, like Raiden, and the strafing was isometric, like awesome! Both very cool. The mission structure and persistence were very cool. It did a lot of things very well and very modern.

I think done properly the gameplay will still hold up. Pirates! Was even older (And yes, deeper) but the mini games mostly held up very well in the remake. The dancing was a bit boring but hey, so were aristocratic women of the time!

Even if you don't like it, a successful port will surely lead to someone taking on ICFTD and Rocket Ranger!

 
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14. Re: Wings: Director's Cut Kickstarter Aug 12, 2012, 14:07 ASeven
 
theAntiELVIS wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 13:30:
Yeah, "Wings" - that's good. But what I really want is for Firaxis to remake "Knights Of The Sky"

Oh fuck YES YES!
 
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13. Re: Wings: Director's Cut Kickstarter Aug 12, 2012, 13:30 theAntiELVIS
 
Yeah, "Wings" - that's good. But what I really want is for Firaxis to remake "Knights Of The Sky"  
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12. Re: Wings: Director's Cut Kickstarter Aug 12, 2012, 01:30 Creston
 
Wings was quite fun, even if terribly easy. The 'dogfighting' parts basically consisted of you continuously turning until you were back on the enemy's tail.

That said, the other missions were pretty cool for their time, and the diary entries and such were fun as well. But this was... what, 25+ years ago? That 'classic' gameplay will probably get pretty boring now, as every mission basically falls into three templates: Dogfight, bombing run and strafing run (which is virtually identical to the bombing run, but you fire guns instead of drop bombs.)

I guess I may toss a fiver in there.

Creston
 
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11. Re: Wings: Director's Cut Kickstarter Aug 11, 2012, 21:44 ASeven
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 21:21:
Didn't have an Amiga. How did Wings compare to Red Baron? That was pretty much the gold standard of WWI flight sims IMHO.

It's an arcade game. The sim part of it was very basic but very enjoyable.
 
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10. Re: Wings: Director's Cut Kickstarter Aug 11, 2012, 21:21 Eirikrautha
 
Didn't have an Amiga. How did Wings compare to Red Baron? That was pretty much the gold standard of WWI flight sims IMHO.  
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9. Re: Wings: Director's Cut Kickstarter Aug 11, 2012, 20:41 Kosumo
 
BTW

We should all back this big time cos Sasha Jackons Love2 seems like she knows about these things!

I'd love to get behind her.
 
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8. Re: Wings: Director's Cut Kickstarter Aug 11, 2012, 19:57 ASeven
 
Oh fuck yes, loved Wings, one of the best Amiga games and the best, IMO, Cinemaware game ever made, sliding past Rocket Ranger and It Came From The Desert 1 and 2 by a bit. Reading the diaries was amazing and it had some somber and sad bits like our company's sergeant being gunned down by a German biplane or when we go out to hunt a German ace that makes a habit of destroying ambulances.

I do hope to see Rocket Ranger and It Came From the Desert (1, not the semi-sequel) later.

And that accordion song on the diaries was kickass.
 
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7. Re: Foolzatch@gmail.com Aug 11, 2012, 18:51 Agent.X7
 
Dammit. I read the title really quick and got all excited for a Wing Commander redo. Oh well.  
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6. Foolzatch@gmail.com Aug 11, 2012, 18:46 Rain
 
It has HD graphics and HD sound! I think on that note alone, not going to support this. Getting tired of the HD phrase that pays.  
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5. Re: Wings: Director's Cut Kickstarter Aug 11, 2012, 18:43 Closed Betas
 
Kosumo wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 17:29:
Wings was a good game (back in the day).

I loved all the Cineamware titles (only one I never played was TVSport:Boxing, I think)

Wings had quite a somber vibe to it for a game of its time, was not some 'your a super soldier, kill evil germans!' - pre-nazi

The whole tone was great.

Don't forget, Defender of the Crown
 
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4. Re: Wings: Director's Cut Kickstarter Aug 11, 2012, 18:14 Cutter
 
They should have based it on the TV show. Giggity.
 
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3. Re: Wings: Director's Cut Kickstarter Aug 11, 2012, 17:29 Kosumo
 
Wings was a good game (back in the day).

I loved all the Cineamware titles (only one I never played was TVSport:Boxing, I think)

Wings had quite a somber vibe to it for a game of its time, was not some 'your a super soldier, kill evil germans!' - pre-nazi

The whole tone was great.
 
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2. Re: Wings: Director's Cut Kickstarter Aug 11, 2012, 17:22 Axis
 
I think Wings is a good pick for a reboot of an amiga flight/flying action game.

But there were many other great titles that would be better served as a reboot. Elite, Superfrog, Another World, Lemmings, Syndicate come to mind. Syndicate got a faddy lame-ass reboot, deserves so much better such a shame.
 
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1. Re: Wings: Director's Cut Kickstarter Aug 11, 2012, 16:43 DangerDog
 
hmmm It came from the desert or Rocket Ranger would have been a better choice, the flight combat in Wings would need a complete overhaul not just an HD update.  
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