The space sim Absolute Territory was released today on Steam! It's a classic '90s style shooter by longtime Wingnut centaurianmudpig. The cockpit UI is simplified a bit and borrows some of the streamlined slider bars from Wing Commander 4 or Arena, but all the familiar elements are there. Everything can be controlled by either keyboard, mouse or joystick, and the setup makes it very easy to switch between or combine control methods. Wing Commander fans should be able to jump right in, but there's also a helpful simulator and tutorial missions to get everyone up to speed on the basics quickly. The engine has some speed to it, so pilots need to be accurate with their shots, but that's all part of the learning curve. Absolute Territory is its own game, but there are also a handful of Wing Commander easter eggs thrown in for fun. You can try out the demo or grab the game for yourself here on Steam. It's $18.99 normally, but there's a 10% off promotion running through September 7! Here's a quick overview by SquidofLove to give you another perspective:
Absolute Territory is the singleplayer space combat action game in a futuristic setting. Fly in World War 2 (WW2) style space fighter dogfights. Play in first or third-person views. Access all 11 space fighters across the Imperial Hegemony and Endophora empires, customize their weaponry, and create your own experiences using the in-game Level Editor!
Join the Imperial Hegemony and reclaim Bold Peace from the invading Endophora and restore Absolute Territory for your empire. Experience a story-driven campaign directed by briefings with 21 missions and 6 Imperial space fighters to fly with cockpit interiors.