Volo Airsport is all about the dream of flying. Wear a wingsuit, fly as close to the mountains as you can, or soar high above and enjoy nature’s beauty.
The core of the game is all about learning to master the complex interplay between your body, the wind and gravity. Your first few flights can be quite like learning how to walk for the first time. Unlike in real-life though, you get to try again after you fall.
Volo Airsport is currently in Early Access on Steam, Humble and Itch.io. Stay tuned, the best is yet to come!
Best Entertainment Game Design
Since Volo is about the fantasy of flight, it steers clear of the dry realism of other simulation games.
Our approach is to take from real life what is interesting, like aerodynamics, but to not limit ourselves to what is realistic. Can you join a flock of birds and fly in formation? Can you safely traverse a tornado? Do you want to play a game of aerial tag with friends? In Volo we want to explore many of these questions, and we're developing a fictional world to help with that.
Ultimately we want Volo to feel like an actual sport. The thing here is that you can practice sports in many ways, and different people get different things out of them. Whether you're in it for the hardcore proximity flying, the aerobatics, the racing, the sightseeing, the relaxation, or just to hang out with friends, we want to accommodate your style of play.
To us, this seems to be a road less traveled in sports game design.
Motivatie 2e categorie
Best Core Entertainment Game
The game takes a depth-first, accessibility-later approach to game design. Flying in Volo is unapologetically difficult and can actually take you years to master. This then, is where all the fun comes from. If flying in close proximity to the cliffs was easy you'd never get the satisfaction finally nailing that one line after lots of practice and experimentation.
It also gives the game its longevity. We're in early access, and there's still a lot of content to be added, but our most fervent players have already clocked in the hundreds of hours trying to perfect their skills.
Motivatie 3e categorie
Best Technical Achievement
Flying with a human body is at the core of the game, and Volo goes to great lengths to differentiate itself from other flight and sports games. Gliding in a wingsuit can often be as clumsy as it can be elegant, and that's what we wanted the game to feel like.
To this end, Volo completely simulates the motion of your body, and you can see, hear and feel the way it interacts with the air around you. No canned animations here! When you move the control stick you're telling your muscles to move, which changes your posture, which in turn alters the way you interact with the air around you. This is how fly.
To date, we have seen very few other games that take the raw mechanics of character motion this far.
With Volo we also appreciate that you never go skydiving in just any environment, you get to experience the most beautiful parts of nature. We're working hard to give you give you beautifully rendered vistas to see.