A downloadable game for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux

Critical Alpha is an arcade combat flight-sim like I used to play in the early 90s. The best thing about those early flight sims was the up-close dog-fighting with guns, so I've tried to capture that feeling here.

There is no auto-aim, there are no missiles, just pure dog-fighting skill over procedurally generated landscapes, with procedurally generated missions.

Set across three different time-periods, you'll fight bad guys using biplanes, jet fighters, and futuristic spacecraft, each with a very different feel.

Controls are keyboard or joypad (tested using the PS4 dualshock 4 pad). I recommend using a joypad for the most enjoyable experience but the keyboard works just fine.

Critical Alpha was a collaborative project, developed in the Gamkedo club. Check it out for loads more free games developed by folks collaborating from all over the world.

Please note that the terrain has been updated to a low-poly, flat shaded style since these screenshots and trailer were created. I'll be updating them shortly to better represent the actual in-game visuals.

More information

Published23 days ago
PlatformsWindows, Mac OS X, Linux
AuthorStone Baked Games
TagsArcade, flight-sim, low-poly, Procedural Generation
Average durationA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)
Player countSingleplayer


Critical alpha - PC build.zip (19 MB)
Critical alpha - Mac build.zip (21 MB)
Critical alpha - Linux build.zip (22 MB)

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