July 8th, 2017

Cinemaware restarts Kickstarter for Wings with playable demo

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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 DesertKing of Chicago, and other Cinemaware titles. I would happily pledge money for those.

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  • Tim McDonald

    Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.