Altitude0 – April 12th beta update

Altitude0: Collect Thumbs Up ItemsIt’s been a while since the last major update to Altitude0 and this time the focus was gameplay.

New race modes:

– Other than time race where goal is to be ahead, we added item collecting mode (collect thumbs up items), where goal is to collect as many items as you can in a limited amount of time. Another addition is checkpoint mode where time pressure makes flying even harder; check out track ‘Mountain High’.

New game rules:

Race rules: every race your must fulfill a certain task for result to count, otherwise pilot is considered disqualified.

Achievements: extra tasks that change depending on your current status. Achievements also bring rewards, like extra tracks and other goodies.

Acrobatic points: game will reward players that can fly daringly: low flying, knife edge, rolls, loops, dives, etc.

License mode: goal is to improve your pilot status. Advance your pilot license by collecting license achievements, racing points and completing different challenges to get ahead.

Racing level: as you complete races, you collect racing points and improve your racing level.

Real-time Online Multiplayer:

This feature is a real biggie for us developers and for now still in the testing stage. We want to make it available very soon and hopefully you can join us for testing. A small crowd as we start and then hopefully more players will join us as we open the game to wider audience. If you’d like to be there at the start then please visit our online forum for more info.

As mentioned above, we opened an online forum, currently for beta testers only (check www.altitude0.com).

You are welcome to visit it and express your opinion, ideas and let us know about Altitude0 bugs.

Also we will start online multiplayer there, so do join.

Another small notice and apology: we changed racing rules quite a lot and therefore had to recalculate player racing points based on new rules.

Also track’s best ever times are gone so our apologies to certain flying aces 😉  Feel free to reconquer the rankings.

Thank you for playing Altitude0.

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Altitude0: Lower & Faster – Second update to beta version

Altitude0: Second Update to Beta VersionWe have second Altitude0 beta version ready.

This is still a closed beta version. If you have already downloaded the game before, you can simply start the launcher, which will take care of automatic update as long as you allow it to go online.

If you haven’t created an online account, please do so. That way your achievements and replays are going to be recorded.

Here is a list of what this update includes:

1. Controls:
We made some adjustments and fixes to plane physics: throttle was implemented properly. Manual rudder was also added with professional controls.

2. A tutorial track was added. It will explain how to maneuver the plane step by step.

3. Graphic quality control:
We made a few adjustments to graphic quality control, which will help better support different computer configurations.

4. Miscellaneous:
– Joystick support
– Some game rules have been changed.
– Music added.
– Info cat will give tips on how to fly and game rules.
– Packed game got smaller.

If you have some problems or questions about the game, please let us know via our facebook (http://www.facebook.com/altitude0) or email (info@altitude0.com).

Otherwise, whoever is interested in testing, please join us.

Thank you for playing A0 and helping us improve it.
DareM

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Happy and Peaceful 2013!

Altitude0 developers wish you all the best in 2013!

Check out our burning greeting card.

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Altitude0: Lower & Faster – First update to beta testing

Altitude0: First Update to Beta TestingWe have first update ready since Altitude0 beta testing started.

Here is a list of what the update includes:

1. Controls:
We implemented simple (standard) controls other than the professional ones. It should be easier for most players to play Altitude0.

2. Controllers:
Different controllers are supported: keys, 360 controller, RumblePad 2 and other generic game pads

3. A quick track was added. You can start racing easier before you can advance to the longer tracks. Now each track has different difficulty level.

4. Graphic quality control:
Graphic quality control will help better support different computer configurations.

5 Benchmark feature:
Try out simple but useful benchmark tool in the Altitude0 Launcher under Settings menu. It will help you quickly find out how well your computer can handle Altitude0.

6. Miscellaneous fixes:
Some game rules have been changed and plane adjustments were made.

If you haven’t created an online account, please do so. That way your replays are going to be automatically shared with others.

There are some small fixes which still need to be done, but this version should be quite playable. More features will be added before the game goes to open beta. As more updates are available, we will let you know.
If you have some problems or questions about the game, please let us know via our facebook (http://www.facebook.com/altitude0) or email (info@altitude0.com).

Thank you for trying A0 and helping us improve it.

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