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AirMech is a competitive multiplayer videogame developed by Carbon Games. It uses a Free To Play model which is still a work in progress.
The game takes inspiration from the strategy game Herzog Zwei available on the Sega Genesis.
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AirMech is a revolutionary action-strategy game that puts you in the battle as a giant transforming robot!
Forget everything you think you know about real-time strategy (RTS) games, because AirMech puts you directly in command of a powerful transforming robot to dominate the battlefield.
From the air, build and position your units anywhere you want. Then instantly transform into robot mode and fight alongside them!
Level up to unlock new AirMechs and Units, customizing your army to suit your unique play style.
Join multiplayer games featuring 1v1, 2v2, or 3v3 for the ultimate in cooperative team play. Play with friends or be matched against opponents of similar skill level.
You can also test your skills in Survival missions with up to 4 players cooperatively defending against incoming waves of enemies.
AirMech combines shooting, strategy, even “tower defense” to create an all-new class of game that you can play right now in your browser!
How to play Edit
AirMech is currently available on PC, with three different ways to run the Game. Your account (and all you've unlocked) carries over regardless of what platform you play on.
Google Chrome (NaCl)Edit
Google Chrome is the Native Client (NaCl) for AirMech. It is the easiest but also the laggiest way to play the game. AirMech app can be installed at Chrome App Store within the Chrome Browser and needs manual updates unlike other platforms. Google Chrome's multi-platform feature enables Chrome AirMech to be playable on Mac OS X as well as Linux.
Chrome AirMech is the only way to get the Chrome Saucer variant being exclusive to Chrome. Upon unlock Chrome Saucer skin can be used in other platforms too. Chrome AirMech playerbase is dedicated to multi-platform Chrome users but no other. Chrome players can chat with other platforms' players but can only play with only other Chrome players which lessens them in number.
Having a smaller playerbase and relying on Chrome application, it might take more time to start a game compared to the other platforms.
Currently no different than the PC version below.
This is one the less common ways to play, but is the most reliable.It can be downloaded here. You don't need to get your account approved any more; anyone with a Carbon account can play. PC is compatible with Steam (i.e. you can play a game with someone who is playing via Steam).
Currently in open beta, you will need Steam installed on your computer to run it. The Steam version of AirMech isn't different from the PC version but it has the ability to invite your friends to the lobby/matchmaking queue via Steam which was removed for bugs. Steam is compatible with the PC version of AirMech and can play with it (see above) and can be used to get the Sentry Turret unit and Companion Cube flair.
Players whom make purchases through the Steam service will also be able to get Steam Trading Cards which allow them to craft cards together in order to get unique Steam chat emoticons and Steam player profile backgrounds.
Currently being coded. You will need an Ouya Console to play it. Once in the game, you will be able to buy the Ouya Pet, which is exclusive to this version. Also, while watching Boblan code the game, random codes will be given out to get a crystallized version of the Ouya Pet. It is currently running the PAX demo version of the game and is so far not compatible with other platforms.
Currently unavailable to the general public, but is being developed. Originally coded for a trade show.
The iOS version is still to be determined when it will be available or if another version will be ported to iOS.
Xbox 360/ One Edit
The Xbox versions of Airmech Arena is free for download on the Xbox Marketplace, and is Ubisoft Supported, so both versions of the game on the consoles have Uplay integration. They are virtually identical, but of course the Xbox One version runs smoother than the 360 version.
Technically not a spin-off, AirMech Arena is basically the original game on console platforms, slightly renamed.
AirMech campaign (no official name announced) is a standalone single player campaign featuring a story related to that of the original game. Players who bought AirMech Prime will get this game for free when it is done.
AirMech VR (codename) is an upcoming virtual reality version of the game. This game will have a different gameplay than the classic AirMech. AirMech Miniatures was to be a physical, real world strategy game featuring miniatures of the units and actual AirMechs from the game. The Kickstarter project was cancelled because the game's designers wanted to redo it in a better way. There has been no news since its cancellation august 17, 2014.
- OS: Windows XP
- Processor: Pentium 4
- Memory: 1 GB RAM
- Graphics: 128 MB
- DirectX®: 9.0c
- Hard Drive: 100 MB HD space
- Sound: Yes
- Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
- OS: Windows 7
- Processor: Core 2 Duo
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: 512 MB
- DirectX®: 9.0c
- Hard Drive: 200 MB HD space