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A real-time strategy game where you design airships and then fight with them. The aim is to have pretty chaotic explodey fights and interesting ship design choices.

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Airships version 4.1 is out, bringing graphical improvements, paintable ships, and a bunch of bug and balance fixes.

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Having put the game on Greenlight, one of the major bits of feedback I got was that the colour scheme of the game was weirdly... greenish. In 4.1, I've adjusted the colour scheme to use a more balanced brown. I've also switched to using a simple shader for ship drawing, which leads to much nicer scaling and fewer graphical artefacts:

There's still a way to go with the graphics, mind you. The major missing bit are animations, and I want to do better particle and lighting effects, which is why version 6 will focus pretty much exclusively on making the game prettier. Still, some things were easy to adjust quickly, and so I put them into 4.1.Speaking of prettiness, as per user suggestion, you can now paint the hulls of your airships to better strike fear into your enemies:

Beyond that, the major new addition is a counter-espionage feature in singleplayer: your empire now has a secret police that prevents spy actions, and you can choose its funding through the new Empire Details dialog. But note: as your empire increases in size, your secret police becomes increasingly unwieldy.

Finally, as befits an incremental update, 4.1 fixes a whole bunch of bugs: misplaced ships, graphics glitches, etc. So if you already have a copy, head over to the download area to try it out - and if you don't, you can buy the early access version for $5, which includes access to all future versions up to the release.

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