We Made This Game When We Were Angry

Rami Ismail gave me a funny look when I recently congratulated him about the release of Luftrausers, his studio's slick shoot-em-up that was just released for PlayStation platforms. He told me he had mixed feelings about the game. As he explained why he did, I suggested he write about it. He did and has let us… » 3/31/14 10:00am 3/31/14 10:00am

Possibly-Profound Gaming Lesson: Don't Shoot, And You'll Heal

The person who is playing the upcoming video game Luftrausers in the GIF here understands a basic rule of the game: don't shoot, and your ship will heal. Games are made of simple rules like these. Occasionally, those rules can feel profound. » 7/16/13 12:30pm 7/16/13 12:30pm

Developers Accused of Cloning Luftrausers Say Luftrausers Is a Clone

Two days ago, dev studio RubiqLab found themselves the subject of much scorn, thanks to the unseemly resemblance between their game SkyFar and Vlambeer’s long-ago-announced Luftrausers. They responded to their critics by saying that they’ve been working on SkyFar for a year and cited U.S. copyright law. Now, RubiqLab… » 4/24/13 6:00pm 4/24/13 6:00pm

Incredibly Stylish Flight Game Luftrausers Coming to PC & Mac, May Cost…

Here's a new trailer for the upcoming Luftrausers, a game based on the very addictive flash game of the same name. The game is developed in conjunction with indie game duo Vlambeer (creators of Super Crate Box & Radical Fishing) and Devolver Digital. » 8/28/12 10:30am 8/28/12 10:30am