July 8th, 2017

Cinemaware restarts Kickstarter for Wings with playable demo

Now all they need is a Red Bull cross-promotion.

Cinemaware’s Kickstarter for arcade flight-sim remake Wings: Director’s Cut didn’t get off to a flying start, managing to get only $51,740 pledged of its $350,000 goal. Now, they’re back at it again with Wings: Remastered Edition.

This time, they’re only asking for $85,000, and are currently just under $15,000 with 29 days to go. Wings: Remastered Edition pretty much¬†appears to be a straight remake of the original game, with enhanced controls, a revised UI, modern graphics and sound, and all 230 missions from the original game.

Naturally, there are stretch goals, and naturally, one of them is $350,000 for Wings: Director’s Cut. If that gets funded then – along with all the other stretch goals – you’ll have a new Allied campaign, an extended German campaign, some mini-games, a behind-the-scenes documentary, another mini-campaign, versions for other platforms, localised versions for French, Italian, German, and Spanish, and a few other minor bits and bobs.

Not sold? Well, Cinemaware listened to what everyone said last time, and have released a demo containing five of the missions from the original Wings. It’s a prototype and thus isn’t as polished or pretty as the full version will presumably be, but you can give that a go here.

Personally, I don’t have too much interest in Wings (although I’ve yet to give the demo a shot), but the Kickstarter page indicates that this might lead to HD remakes of Defender of the Crown, It Came from the Desert,¬†King of Chicago, and other Cinemaware titles. I would happily pledge money for those.

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