What is AirBuccaneers HD? It's a game that is currently in alpha that is incredibly unique, and actually pretty damn fun.
About the game
You play as Buccaneers or Vikings and fly around with hot air balloons armed with cannons. The combat demands seamless teamwork and co-operation. This isn’t your basic run-and-gun FPS game: The cannons need to be loaded, aimed and ignited, the airships are hard to steer and the winds are fickle. The goal of the game is to take down enemy airships or to dominate a marked point in the map instead of killing other players.
If you like fights that are a bit more slow paced, with everyone doing different roles based on what the situation calls for, and a splash of realism (in terms of projectile calculations, how much it actually takes to down an air ship, etc), the game is fucking amazing. Played in some 10-20 player matches just now and it was a total blast!
You can play the game for free right now, you just have to make an account on their site. The game is a tad confusing at first, but it's very quick to learn.
Now, it is a TEAM based game, and as such you really do need a team working together. However, there are a few different kinds of airships, and one happens to be made for soloing.
The only downside was that there was only one game going on when I played, so this game definitely needs more people. It can be fun with just a few though, so it's definitely a game that can be done just with friends if desired. My game did fill up pretty quick once more people started playing though.
- AirBucccaneers HD - http://www.ludocraft.../airbuccaneers/