|Image straight up jacked from carbongames.com|
Here at Achievos, we absolutely love indie game developers. Its always fun and inspiring to hear about a small group that has been able to exercise passion and creativity without restriction. So when I found a small booth along a back wall with some intense peddlers, I was more than intrigued.
The developer, Carbon Games, was demoing the real-time strategy AirMech. Players control and attack in the air or transform to fight on the ground. Different land units are generated and can be carried around the map for defense and progress towards offense. By the time I stopped at this booth, it was my third day of standing in lines and walking around. It is fair to say that mental and physical exhaustion had begun setting in. With all that in mind, I was still able to walk up to the controls and effectively play within a minute. I consider that a pretty solid testament to the game's intuitive controls.
If you would like to see video of the gameplay or even sign up to help test the beta, head on over to Carbon Games. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter. There you can find all the deets on the different aspects of the game that my fatigued mind failed to retain. I highly recommend you give this gem a try. I have no doubt that AirMech will be seeing a major release. But why wait? Go check out their site for details on the game and the history of the team behind it all.