The Falconeer is an ocean world RPG in which the player takes to the skies on top of a giant bird of prey, set in an open world with four distinct factions.
Steam store description
- FROM THE CLOUDS THEY DIVE, THE SCREAMS OF BATTLE IN THEIR LUNGS…
Generations of poisonous decisions and treason swirl in the deep, as factions collide.
Become the Falconeer and soar through the skies aboard a devastatingly powerful Warbird. Uncover secrets lost to the sea as you join or oppose different factions and clans scattered throughout The Great Ursee. Take advantage of multiple Falconeer classes with individual stats, weapons and warbirds that can be upgraded through winning battles, completing quests, discovering secrets, or applying Mutagens or Chants. Use ocean thermals and energy to dive, dodge, barrel-roll, and twist to gain an advantage.
The Falconeer is an open-world air combat game, featuring fast, brutal aerial dogfights and deep exploration of an incredible fantasy open-world set not only above the clouds, but also amongst the waves and down through the sunken, ocean depths.
- EXPLORE AND FLY
The Great Ursee is an ancient place, filled with beautifully detailed locations to find and explore, not only above the clouds, but also below the waves. Discover sparks of order and civilization as well as wild and dangerous coasts filled with treasure, pirates, lost technology and amazing creatures.
- FAST, BRUTAL DOGFIGHTING
Combat in the Falconeer is fast, brutal and devastating. The unique abilities of Warbirds allow for an unparalleled level of control and movability, creating epic fights with mounted enemies such as War Falcons, Weaver dragons, Mantarays and Razorbeetles.
The rich and powerful yield fleets of airships and Falconeers to protect their assets, while revolution and dissent are brewing among the downtrodden and poor. Join and support your faction, flying missions that may change the fate of your comrades as well as yourself.
- MULTIPLE EPIC STORYLINES
Choose your unique character’s origin story, and build an unbreakable bond between player and bird, through one of multiple playable campaigns, encompassed by a world packed with side quests and free-flying exploration you won’t want to miss!
- UPGRADED WINGS
Purchase new weapons, armour, cosmetics, and mutagens to perfect your mount – whatever the cost.
- ABOUT TOMAS SALA
Tomas Sala is an independent game artist and designer as well as the co-founder of game studio Little Chicken Game Company. Tomas is best known to most gamers for his exotic Skyrim Mod series: Moonpath to Elsweyr, and has developed a unique visual style over the years that have helped turn helped turn games such as Rekt! (iOS/Switch), SXPD (iOS) and TrackLab (PSVR) into unique visual and interactive experiences
On the graphics
The game is created on the aesthetical limitation that it may not use any pre-generated textures. Every visual (except only the font) is created from geometry and clever custom shaders.
The reason for this approach is not as a way to cut corners, but to provide a design frame and accompanying rules that lead to an original and unique visual style without compromise.
This leads to a unique aesthetic that combines carefully handcrafted geometry with incredible precise atmospheric and highly technical shaders. Through the use of perlin and gerstner functions, effects such as volumetric clouds and realistic water is created.