You’ll need to add it to your account before Friday, June 3, as Bomber Crew is currently being given away as part of the Curve Games Publisher Sale(opens in new tab) and that’s when it ends. You can also get games like twin-stick cyberpunk action-RPG The Ascent for half-price(opens in new tab), slapstick physics platformer Human Fall Flat for 66% off(opens in new tab), and fantasy tactics RPG For the King for 70% off(opens in new tab).
It’s not quite correct to call Bomber Crew a World War II version of FTL, but it’s close. Both games are about controlling a spaceship and its crew as you fly from catastrophe to disaster, with malfunctions and dogfights ripping portions of your hull and the rare engineer from your ship. “When things have gone horribly wrong, I’ve frequently found myself all too aware of what I could’ve done either better or differently,” Paul Dean wrote when he played Bomber Crew in 2017. Many missions provide crucial benefits, such as decreasing opponent damage or flak intensity momentarily, therefore it’s best to complete them in a specific order, and I’ve discovered that actual aircraft improvements are better than merely cosmetic upgrades.
Jody’s first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia’s first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He’s written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody’s first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.