What is Volo Airsport

Volo Airsport is for those who fly like birds whenever they close their eyes.

Take to the skies and fly past mountains in a wingsuit. Try to hug the cliffs at over 250 km/h or cruise at high altitudes and admire the scenery.

Your body and gear are fully physically simulated. You fly by controlling your character's muscles directly, which changes your pose, which interacts with the air around you. You can see, hear, and feel every gust of wind as you pass it.

Latest: v3.5 'All-weather'

Released on: 16 July 2015

  • All new graphics
  • Dynamic time and weather: fly at night, during sunset, or in heavy snow
  • Improved performance
  • New sound effects and music by Michael Manning
  • Linux support (only 64-bit)
  • And much more
How to Download | Change Log

(Oculus VR mode is unavailable on Linux)

Buy

Buy Volo Airsport directly from us and support its development!

You could also buy through Steam, but note that you get a Steam key when you buy directly from us.

Read the system requirements and early access info before buying.

Gameplay

Screenshots

Early-Access

We're working very hard to make Volo Airsport a unique, beautiful and thrilling experience, but we're not done yet! With your support we can expand the game, and make it into the best aerial playground you've ever seen.

Volo Airsport will change significantly over the course of development. If you are not excited to play the game in its current state, then you may want to wait until the game progresses further in development.

What does Early Access mean, and what do I get for my purchase?

You get instant access to the game and can start playing! You get access to current and future versions of Volo Airsport for a single payment of $13.

The price will increase as the game grows. If you want to get it cheap, get it now.

What's in it now?
  • A single, finely tuned wingsuit to fly with
  • A huge landscape inspired by the Swiss and French Alps, with lots of lines to try
  • An advanced and completely customizable time and weather system
  • Time trail courses that show you some cool lines to fly on the map
  • A course editor to make your own courses and share them with other players
  • Multiple camera perspectives (including first-person view)
  • Highly configurable graphics and input settings
  • Oculus Rift support (currently experimental) (no Linux support)
Where is it going?

The game design is changing as we go along, but we can tell you that we're thinking about the following features:

  • Online Multiplayer
  • Parachutes and other ways to fly
  • Walking, jumping from exit points
  • Player-designed Skydiving Styles
  • Customizable Gear Design (Aerodynamics & Looks)
  • Player-Created Events and Challenges
  • Replay Editor & Screenshot Mode
  • Lively & Dynamic Environments
  • Mod Support (Levels, Modes)
What is the risk of Early Access?

The catch is that if sales don't get the finances we need, we obviously can't keep developing it. If that happens, we cannot refund all purchases, as obviously we have rent to pay, and the money that came in has already been spent.

When is the next version of Volo Airsport coming?

We're aiming for monthly stable releases, with more frequent beta releases on the Steam Test Branch.

Subscribe to the development blog to follow our progress, and chat about the game on the forums!

Technical Information

System Requirements

Volo Airsport is available on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux 64-bit.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Windows 7 SP1, Max OS X 10.9, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit
  • Dual Core CPU 2.6Ghz
  • 4GB RAM
  • 500MB Free Disk Space
  • Dedicated Graphics Card (GeForce 650GT or equivalent)
  • Broadband Internet Connection (to download updates)

A dedicated graphics card is definitely recommended

Windows and Mac computers with Intel Integrated Graphics chips: HD4000 minimum, any lower results in very low framerates.

These requirements are not set in stone. As we refine the game less powerful systems might become able to run the game. But right now a less powerful than listed above might not play the game properly.

Supported Controllers

You can play the game with mouse and/or keyboard, but we find the game plays best with a gamepad. Pads like the Xbox 360 gamepad or Playstation gamepad work best. Joysticks are also a good option from what we hear.

Known Issues

Below are some issues you might want to know about before purchasing.

  • We've got some issues currently to get Oculus to work in Volo Airsport. For this reason the latest version of Volo is not available with Oculus support. To play Volo with Oculus please use the oculus beta branch on Steam.

A complete list of known issues and workarounds can be found on the forums.

Press

Review Copies

You can request review copies through our DoDistribute page.

Contact Us

Have any questions, or can't find something you need? Contact us!

Frequently asked questions

Got a question that isn’t listed? Ask-me-anything, or send me an email.

About The Game

Q: I need the Manual, where is it?

A: Here you go.

Q: I donated for the v1 and v2 releases, but I haven't received access to the new releases. What gives?

A: Sorry about that! Send us an email with your paypal invoice and we'll sort it out.

About Development

Q: Are you looking for team members?

A: We certainly are! We can’t pay anyone yet, but if you can contribute and want to help, get in touch! We are especially looking for 3D artists.

Q: Are you still working on The Aurora Wager?

A: We would love to work more on The Aurora Wager, but we have very limited resources (time, people, money) available. Right now we can only focus on one game at a time.

About Monetization

Q: Can I create videos of your games and share them online?

A: Absolutely, we'd love it if you did. Share them with us on the forums!

Q: Can I monetize those videos?

A: Go right ahead! (Full permission details)

About Our Politics

Q: What is your stance on #GamerGate?

Some folks are worried about journalistic integrity and ethics in the game industry, which is worth a discussion. However, #GamerGate is also being used to legitimize a torrent of harassment that is alienating some of gaming's most unique and important voices. The reasoning behind the abuse is based on unsubstantiated claims, and often seems to be predisposed against minorities.

If you're contributing to the harassment of anyone, for whatever reason, know that we are not making games for you. Please change.

The Team

Ramjet Anvil is an independent game studio based in the Netherlands.

It was founded in 2010 by Martijn for the sole purpose of making games. Having just finished studies in music composition and technology he found that making games was actually really difficult. Years later, here we are, ready to share Volo Airsport with the world.

Today Ramjet Anvil consists of the following members and contributors:

Core

  • Martijn Zandvliet (@m_zandvliet) - Lead Game Designer / Programmer
  • Frank Versnel (@fversnel) - Programmer

Contributors

  • Michael Manning (@mikmanner) - Sound Designer / Composer
  • Moldybyrd Studio - Concept Art / Branding / Website
  • Robin Vink - Game Designer / 2D-3D Artist for The Aurora Wager

Our Games

We’re currently working on two games about flying.

Contact

info@ramjetanvil.com
twitter.com/m_zandvliet

Contact us about:

  • Preview builds, information, interviews, events
  • Questions about game development
  • Freelance design and programming
  • Anything else! (Well, mostly anything anyway)

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