Ukrainian Drone Operator Game Death from Above Gets Full Release Date

Would you like to play as a Ukrainian drone operator fighting against the russian invaders? Death from Above received a full release date and will leave early access soon.

Published: February 11, 2024 1:37 AM /


The logo of Death From Above

Less than a year after its original launch in early access, the Ukrainian drone operator game Death from Above just got a full release date.

This game, developed by Rockodile and published by Lesser Evil, will hit the digital shelves for PC on Steam, the Epic Games Store, and on February 22, 2024.

The game has been updated quite consistently since it entered early access, and it's going to receive plenty of new features for its 1.0 release. 

A russian soldier surrendering in Death From Above

Specifically, we're getting new missions, the full storyline, a New Game+ mode, new achievements, new localized languages, and more. 

A trailer has been released to celebrate the announcement, and you can watch it below. 

If you're unfamiliar with Death From Above, it was announced in early 2023 and funded with a successful Kickstarter campaign.

The game lets you take on the remote control of a Ukrainian drone operator engaged in fighting against the russian invaders during the current war. 

While its developer is based in Finland, multiple Ukrainian developers and artists have been hired to collaborate with the creation of Death from Above. The theme song titled "Мій сокіл" ("My Falcon") is by the popular Ukrainian band Antytila.

On top of that Ukrainian NGO Aerorozvidka and military software developer Gis Arta are offering their expertise about drone warfare and technology.

Last, but not least, charities Army of Drones and Come Back Alive are receiving 30% of net proceeds from sales of Death from Above. This will be upgraded to 70% after the game breaks even.

If you'd like to learn more about the game and why Lesser Evil embarked on this project which certainly generated some discussion, we interviewed game director Erik Lesser. He certainly had a lot of interesting insight to offer. 

Full Disclosure: the author of this article backed the game on Kickstarter as soon as it was available. 

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