Gameplay

AerialDrop is a 2d turn-based online mech warfare game. Your goal is to kill your enemies, and you get one shot each turn. Wind will change each turn to make each shot a little tougher. During your match you will have a limited amount of fuel which allows you to travel short distances. A special bar which stores speciality points for more useful shots. And a power bar which shows you how powerful your shot will be. You can play aggressively, defensively, or try some hybird of the two.

AerialDrop offers skill and tactics all in one.

How-to Play

To start playing AerialDrop, you must first signup or use a guest account for a quick match. Once you signup you can login and you will be brought to the main chat. This is a global chat, from here you will see a navigation bar and you can click play. This gives you a few options: Queue, Create and Practice.

Queue will search for matches for you that are currently public and match the mode you selected. Create will make a match for you, in which you will have to wait for people to join or you can test something in sandbox mode! Practice is a single player mode that you can read about below. Or if you know the match you want to join you can type a room number in the input field in the navigation bar and click join. Last option to join a match is hit the list option, which will bring you to a list of currently playing matches you can join.

If you selected a team based mode, everyone must select a team. Once the match is set, everyone votes on a map. From there you will then be able to select a mech. The match begins shortly after!

Once you're in a match, you wait for your turn. You have the choice to use 9 shots in total, 2 which cost 0 special points, and 6 which cost 100 to 600 in order, and then an ultimate attack which costs 800. You start with 200 so you have the chance to use teleport or if you want to change the wind. You recieve more points for hitting enemies and when the turn changes (60 to be exact). Your fuel also refills each round.

You can aim with your controls by moving the cannon up and down. Depending on the angle of the arrow off of your cannon, that is where your bullet will shoot. It takes into account if your on a slope. The camera can be manipulated via click and drag on desktop or arrow controls. Also Ultimate shots feature a combo, which can be activated once the shot is in the air and you hit shoot again.

Use your moves wisely and you can easily dominate your match, and if you really want to show off with Double Shot, but it can be embarrasing too!

Target Practice

Target practice is a single player mode in which your aim is on the line! You have three difficulties: Easy, Medium and Hard. Each varies in difficulty respectively and you can't move during practice mode. You also can not use your special based moves and you will get small amount of BP and XP.

Upgrades

In the garage you can do minor upgrades to increase your chance of winning, they cost BP. Currently this includes an upgrade for fuel, health, power and special. They go to level 10, and slightly increase all those values by 20, 50, 40 and 30 respectiviely.

The garage also features an accessory system for customization. You can select an accessory and it will show on your mech in-game!

Chat

A chat is present on both the main page after login and during a match. Typing a message and then hitting enter or clicking send is how you send messages to that current room. While in a match you can hit enter or click the chat button in the lower right corner to activate the input field.

The chat system also supports private messages with the current command: /pm < username > < message >