As announced last month, Swiss developer Blindflug Studios launched the Kickstarter campaign for a brand-new game titled Ground of Aces.
The title is a base-building simulator that will let you take care of a variety of airbases in World War II. It's coming to PC via Steam and the Kickstarter campaign asks for a fairly modest €30,000, of which nearly €10,000 have already been pledged at the moment of this writing.
The initial release focuses on the British RAF (but it could be more, depending on which stretch goals are reached on Kickstarter), and further campaigns, air forces, and locations could be released via DLC.
The first gameplay has also been revealed via a trailer, which you can watch below.
If you're interested in learning more about Ground of Aces, here's how the developer describes the gameplay loop. The Estimated release date is fall of 2024 in early access. An alpha version is scheduled to be ready by the end of this year.
Plan, build and shape your very own air base
Build up and manage a World War II air base. Your personal home for your planes and your crew members. Complete freedom of how you want to build. You will plan and place every wall.
Take care of your pilots and crew
Experience personal stories of your air base crew members. On your base every person matters and has their own personality. The game takes huge inspiration of the everyday life of airplane bases in remote locations and how it felt to live there, in good and bad times.
Prepare for missions, send out pilots and fend off attacks
Engulf yourself in the Second World War and experience its battles from the perspective of your air base crew. It is your responsibility to make sure everybody is physically and mentally prepared to fulfill their duties.
Collect and manage iconic World War II aircraft
Enjoy a variety of accurate fighter airplanes. A joy for aviation aficionados who know the difference between a Hurricane and a Spitfire. But consider: bigger airplanes will need bigger infrastructure. So make sure you can house some of WW2's most impressive airplanes
In the style of Franco-Belgian bande dessinée
The game is built from the ground to look like a living and breathing comic book, bringing the style of these timeless art pieces to life. From Bergèse to Hergé, the attention to detail and love for planes of the old masters is what we strive for.