Project Nimbus Brings Flying Mech Combat To Steam This Week

By Ishaan . November 3, 2014 . 8:28am


Indie mech shooter Project Nimbus is coming to Steam Early Access very soon. The game will be available on November 5th, and an Early Access trailer can be viewed above.


Project Nimus takes place in a near-future setting, where mankind has been forced to move to the sky, after a great war destroyed the planet’s surface, making it unfit for human life. Another war—this time over resources—is on the brink of breaking out, and armies fight using Battle Frames, which is the game’s fancy term for mechs.


Project Nimbus uses free-flying combat and the full game will allow you to customize your mechs. The Early Access build will consist of the first four chapters of the story. You’ll be able to grab it here.

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  • David_c

    the background music sounds like unicorn gundam music

  • “proundly present” typo right in the trailer… c’mon

    • it’s an indie game if they had the budget like other mainstream major games they’d have it corrected don’t pick on the little guy

      • PreyMantis

        There is no excuse in not double-checking before publishing a trailer, indie or not.

        • Christopher C

          and they probably thought it was spelled correctly the second time too XD

      • Juhata

        “They’re just indies man, don’t expect too much quality from them”

        Nope. Even if they’re still indies, they have to make sure their product is a quality one with the least errors possible. Indie must not be associated (more importantly today) with “who cares about the quality, they’re indies, man. Give them a break.”
        Quality is still quality. Don’t baby the indie devs, they have to meet the reasonable expectations of quality that the customers expect. Fixing typoes and the like is more than possible for them.

        • mikebrand83

          To be fair, it’s a little bit harder for them to pick these things up, being a Thai-based dev, with English as second language.
          But hey, that’s why it’s “Early Access”: To get feedback from the community and improve the game before official publication.

          • Juhata

            Yeah, I’m not saying that they have no right to not put up a perfect product. I understand that most indies are probably people that are inexperienced with games development or that have other problems (like language barriers), and it’s obviously not going to be up to par with AAA games (or at least most of the indie games, anyway; some indie games are pretty damn great). All I’m saying is to not say “it’s indies, chill out” when pointing out things that they can fix. It can generate some pretty nasty habits detrimental to the indie scene that won’t go away easily.
            Still, I’m pretty sure that they will fix it. I don’t think these people would want mistakes like that into their game, since they seem like nice guys.

    • Christopher C

      I’m pretty sure the dev doesn’t speak english as a native language.

  • urbanscholar

    I kickstarter ed this !!! Whoo

  • Rinku

    It… reminds me of Strike Vector…

  • Bonn Bo

    This reminds me of a mix of armored core for answer and armored core last raven

  • PreyMantis

    I understand it’s an indie game, but that dialogue and the voice acting…

    • DaiRaiOh

      Yeah it’s probably on purpose

      • mikebrand83

        Yup. Given the clear influence of the Ace Combat inspirations behind the game, the campy, B-movie dialogues would be almost entirely intentional.

    • Godmars

      Obviously, you weren’t around during the FMV age.

      • PreyMantis

        Oh, believe me, I was there (heck, it’s still here). I understand that English is obviously not their main language, but some of them could have at least acted a bit better.

  • Crimrui

    Man, old games like Wing Commander Privateer had the best atmosphere. It’s because it focuses on story and presenting characters around you. It just doesn’t do it for me when they just spawn you in the mission level where you see bunch of names talking to you while you wreck everything that moves. The last good space sim/shooter was probably Freelancer (not counting Gundams) for me. Well, Macross 30 also comes close, but I don’t understand that game. If this manages to have some story between the missions and likable cast, then I’ll throw the money as much as possible.

    • Godmars

      Sadly, think you’re expecting too much out of an indie Steam title.

  • Vallen

    Now I want Zone of the Enders 3

    • Godmars

      Everyone wanted ZOE3. Though I suspect that the fox Engine can’t do a decent job of a mech game.

    • estebxx

      i would stop buying games for the next 3 years if that meant that i could get Zone of the Enders 3… afterall ZOE 2 is my favorite game of all time, i miss you jehuty and A.D.A

      • Ferrick

        when you hear the words “Good morning, ready for combat operation”, you know shit is going to go down in ZOE

  • Christopher C

    this is the one game that I’ve been stoked for for a long time.

  • dispedia

    damn i kept seeing the mecha as white glint ….

  • Ric Vazquez

    I’m hyped for this, looks so awesome.

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