Luftrausers, Vlambeer’s 2D Second World War dogfighter, has turned a profit in a mere two days. Within 48 short hours, the game that took two-and-a-half years to develop had made the indie developer’s money back.
It’s not a minor feat for a small title, and one that’s certainly well-earned. “Wrapped in a stylish package with darting machine silhouettes and authentic World War 2 colour-pallet, Luftrausers is really quite special,” Matt said in his Luftrausers review.
Hopefully, the success of Luftrausers will cheer the Dutch developer up after a run of atrocious misfortune. Unscrupulous and opportunistic rip-off merchants have a tendency to clone Vlambeer games, with both Ridiculous Fishing and Luftrausers being ripped-off before either were released.
While Ridiculous Fishing, a remake of their first browser game, Radical Fishing, was released on mobile devices, Vlambeer choose to release Luftrausers only on PC, Mac and Linux along with Sony’s consoles in an effort to avoid competing with clones based on their own game.
You can grab Luftrausers on Steam now, with a 10 percent launch discount until March 25th.