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Niche Spotlight – AFTERBURN

This is Niche Spotlight. In this column, we regularly introduce new games to our fans, so please leave feedback and let us know if there’s a game you want us to cover!

Today’s Spotlight is AFTERBURN, an arcade-inspired air combat game by MorfeoDev that just left Early Access.

AFTERBURN is designed to be a simple and easy to pick up arcade game that aims to deliver gamers their daily dose of aerial dogfights. The game offers daily mini-campaigns that players can compete in to gain leaderboard fame. You can check out the launch trailer above.

AFTERBURN is available on Windows PC via Steam for $9.99.

Here’s a rundown of the game:


As you can probably tell from this and my previous game, Furious Angels, I like flying things. I also like to make arcade-like games that are easy to pick up and gets you right into action with just a few keystrokes.

It is also hard to find a flight sim where dogfights are as fun as watching a Su-35 doing a cobra or watching the movie Stealth.

And that is what I’m trying to do with AFTERBURN: super quick arcade air combat. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.

IN A NUTSHELL

  • Easy to pick up. All you need is the mouse or a single stick with two buttons.
  • Daily mini-campaign. Each day missions are a bit different than the last.
  • Simple aircraft setup. 27 possible combinations to accommodate your play style.
  • Arcade action. Score as much as you can, compete on the leaderboards.
  • Quick to get into action. No deep story or cutscenes to suffer through, just dogfights.
  • Quick installation. Minimum requirements but vibrant visuals.

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Frank Streva

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Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.