Illustration for article titled iBomber Crew /iIs A (Cute) WW2 Bomber Sim

The Allied bombing campaigns during the Second World War were devastatingly serious business, but Bomber Crew is trying to chip that grimness away in favour of a more Cannon Fodder-y approach to destroying cities.

It’s a “strategic survival sim” that puts you in command of a very cute little Lancaster bomber and its crew, as you assign everyone to perform jobs like piloting, shooting at enemy fighters and climbing out onto wings to put out fires before they cause an explosion.


I’ve got very fond memories of 1992's B-17 Flying Fortress, so I’ll be keen to try this out when it launches on PC in October.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs

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