I will post updates for Aero in this topic here as the come out. If you would like to be tagged for certain things vote in the poll. In the next update I plan to introduce events in some form so if you want to be tagged for those as well.
The First Update to Aero Is here it includes the following things
-5 New Planes
-Summer Festival Event
For Plane Pass Owners 4 new planes you can get are
Sitts Sky Baby
Honda Jet Ha-420
if you missed last months planes you can redeem them along with these new ones
there will also be a new event type the Festival! which will give you some amazing rewards by playing the game which will include the new Pilatus Pc-24 only available during this summer festival. I Will give you more information regarding this event once it starts.
I want general feedback for Aero so I want to know what I can improve next time around, Please vote in the polls what you think if there is anything else not covered by the polls you want want to tell please let me know.
Do you find the Tutorial easy to understand?
Which 2 Features would you like to see The most? (pick 2)
More Realistic Physics
Seasons (Change the look of the map)
More Map challenges
More event types
Rendered Objects on the map
Mastery (rewards for your plane collection)
Which Continent Would you like the see the next game take place?
Aero Celebrates Summer with the new Summer Festival Event! The Festival Event is an event where you want to earn festival coins from completing events you can find on the map, which will give you some coins to start off with. But with those coins you can buy Festival Events which will convert the normal event into the festival version for the remainder of the Festival which will give you more coins. This will also allow you play events that you might not of played yet like the Air Show. There is also a Hot Deal in the Festival shop where you can buy a special plane which will give you more Festival Coins from these events. Finally the goal is to buy the Pilatus Pc-24 from the Festival store with coins as this will be the only way you can unlock it. Make sure to spend all your Festival coins wisely before the event ends they will convert into cash after the Festival ends so be mindful what you spend them on.
Also if you haven’t please vote in the surveys above I want the general feed back for this game I will close the polls pretty soon, so please vote.
The Second Update to Aero Is here it includes the following things.
-6 New Planes
-Plane Pass Series 2
-New Festival Events
Unlock The Eclipse 550 and the ATR 72 in their Festival Events. The Festival Events have been changed a little bit but if you Played the Pilatus Festival it is pretty much the same sort of progression.
As this update is event focused, all of the content will go live automatically with no additional updates required. This update is smaller next update I will look into the preformace and Hopefully it will run better.
On a side note I have a second smaller survey I would like for you guys to fill out.
This one surrounds the games physics. Most of you, if you did the first survey wanted more realistic physics/Improved physics. I would like to tell you the design philosophy for Aero before you vote. I wanted to make an open world game set in Hawaii where you fly planes, however I wanted to make the game easy to understand and fly which is why a lot of the things that you would need to fly the plane Spoiler, Flaps, Trim, Etc. Where not in the game as it would make the game too complicated. I wanted to make this a game everyone could learn easily and understand. But another thing is I wanted to make the game have some fantasy Elements that make the game more fun, such as the different stunts in the Air show, The Wrecks. I have some other fun ideas that did make it in Aero this time around, But I do plan on using at some point. So the physics where never supposed to be super realistic, they could definitely be more realistic than they are right now. But I want an equal balance of both. Anyways here are the polls you could vote one
Please do note with this first poll the higher the number you pick the more complicated the game will get.
How many More Elements that are used to fly a plane in real life would you like to see some to Aero?
Where would you like to see the phyics go with the next Aero?
School started back up for me so it was a little harder for me to look into the lag this time around, However I do have something planned for later this week that is not Aero related so can’t wait to share it with you all.
This is probably the biggest update since launch, The Halloween update celebrates the spookiest time of year with many goodies! We got Many Tricks and Treats instore for this update!
-5 New Planes
-New Halloween Riddle Event
-On Screen Pop up messages
-New Disc jockey Dialogue
-Pilatus PC-6 Porter
-Aviat Pitts Special
-Daher TBM 930
Trick Or Treat
There is a special Halloween Event where you will have to solve a bunch of riddles to unlock the new Pipistrel Virus.
Last update I did a rerun for The Pilatus PC-24 this update the ATR 72 will be getting a rerun in its festival!
-On Screen pop ups have been added in the alert the player of different things (These work similarly to the achievements unlocks in Catch A Wave).
-New Diaglog Has been added to each radio station Disc Jockey to comment on the Players progress through The Halloween event (Similar to When they talk about the player completing the Air Show).
-The lag which I mentioned I wanted to fix a few updates ago should now be mostly fixed a few layering issues might still be present. please let me know if there’s any area that I forgot to change the layering with. (Also, the pause screen menu will need a little more time to make it cause lag It needs a entire rework for it to lag less as it would break with the way it works right now).
On a side note the first event for Aero has already started, the rerun for the ATR 72 Festival has started unlock this amazing plane if you already don’t own it.
The biggest event of the update is here the Halloween Riddles, solve 6 riddles to unlock the new Pipistrel Virus. this event should be pretty easy as it only requires 2 planes both are pretty easy to unlock. (One of them you should all have).
If you need a bit of help for the first riddle, I will help point you in the right direction.
“I can Cessna the sky like its 152, 300 feet high”.
The riddle is saying you need a Cessna, the 152 part tells you the plane you will use is the Cessna 152. Which all of you should have, and then fly 300 feet.
If you would like some more help with the riddles, please let me know. by the way the riddle event can be found in the festival menu so the same way you go into a festival.
A new update has arrived to Aero!
A bit of a smaller update this time around after the last update, which was quite big, for the recent Updates i did.
Flight Design CTSL
Beechcraft Super King Air
Enjoy the reruns for the Eclipse 550 Festival Event
Also, there will be a Festival Where you can unlock the Flight Design CTSL and the Beechcraft Super King Air This will be the first Festival to feature 2 new planes.
The change plane appears option displays when in a event, when it is not intended to display this is now fixed.
This is the last Aero update this year, This update is the holiday update. There are many gifts and surprises that are in this update. Although Hawaii has a much warmer climate, we will still be getting festive here.
-Bombardier Dash 8
The riddle event returns with the Bede BD-5J, complete new holiday themed riddles to unlock this aircraft.
Enjoy Festival event to celebrate 2023 for the Bombardier Dash 8, and a rerun for the embraer Emb 110 Festival event, make sure to pick the Embraer for the riddle event.
The pause menu has be redesigned internally to cause a lot less lag so the game should run much smoother now. The pause will still look the same the menu was recoded to fix the lag so the lag should be finally be fixed.
From the Halloween update and all the plane sprites added would not show up correctly with the place holder image. After this update you can no longer fly a big “H”.
This bug has been fixed for the following aircraft
-Pilatus PC-6 Porter
-Aviat Pitts Special
-Daher TBM 930
-Flight Design CTSL
-Beechcraft Super King Air
The Hawaii Air Festival is coming to an end! The final update for Aero update 7 is the final update this update is not really big but includes some small changes.
The song that was removed from launch “Thrust” is back and will played on Bass Town, so if you want to hear tune in there.
Festival events rotation
This was also done in Hop Battles 2 but basically all planes that where in the festival events will come back throughout the year so if you miss some planes you will now be able to get the planes again.
Aero 2 Survey!
A While back I did A survey for what you all would like to see, and the future of Aero. I tried to Prioritized the ones you guys voted the most for and not everything I made you guys voted on will come to Aero 2 right away, (Or if they ever will). With that being said Aero 2’s development cycle is almost over and could come out in the upcoming weeks but there’s some final opinons I need so I want to see what you guys would think.
Part 1 Music
So the original Aero had 3 Radio Stations which are: Aero Rocks, Fusion Radio, and Bass Town
So I am considering the idea of having a radio station dedicated to music created by users in the hopscotch community. Which I think the best way would be to host a competition where some of the submissions would make it in the game. Credit would also be given in the games credits and just like in the first game it will pop up on screen when a song starts playing. It would probably have seeds as the prizes and I am considering giving a prize to a contestant that submits something, so everyone who participate would win something! There does not seem to be a lot of music competitions on the forum, so I need you guys to vote here, to see if anyone would be interested.
would you like to see a music contest?
Yes, I would Participate
Next up is regarding the Radio Station Disc Jockeys, so in first game ever few songs or so there would be a disc jockey the commented on the players progress, or on the game in general. I am going to replace most of the jockeys in the first game which I am considering the idea where some of you guys on the forum could be a Disc Jockey in Aero. where I would give you guys a list of scenarios where the DJ’s will comment, and I will add in what you guys fill out for you to say ingame.
Disc Jockey Idea?
Yes I would love to become a Disc Jockey in game
Part 2 - Open world
The Game will launch with the following new things to do in Free roam, Find and pop Balloons, Complete PR Stunt Zones, Knock over trees (If you really want to). do you think this is enough in terms of the Free roam?
No (please reply with ideas to add to the free Roam).
Part 3 - Festival Revamps
I doubt many of played the festival events in the original game, despite it pretty much being most of the post launch content being added to there.
The festival event is returning but will be completely revamped instead of it being playing a bunch of events over and over to rack up currency it will now be a mission-based event. ex fly 1000 ft in the Mitsubishi Space Jet. Each mission will earn you points. depending on the points will unlock rewards in the event.
Do you like the sound of the new system better?
No (Please reply why the old system is better)
Vote in this poll on why you not played the festival events in the first game
Why did you not play the Festival Events in the first game?
reward did no feel worth it
did not understand how the events worked
Part 4 - Physics and flying
So whole physics engine was revamped in this new game. you can now only move at certain speeds and take off at certain speeds. Vertical speed is a thing where if you descent too fast you will hit the ground too hard and will bounce back up. Those are the 2 main things added in the polls based on the new stuff you wanted to see with flying. As in the first game I tried to make the flying easy to understand and not too hard but it seemed too simple to many of you. so hopefully that sounds better. Some smaller changes where made like the distance counter works differently when you fly, and the plane tilting feels alot smoother when turning rather than it feeling “snappy”.
Before you vote if you need to see some of this good news I released 2 trailers that show gameplay of the new engine. Although the second video does not show planes flying, it will have Blimps and Helicopters as that one is dedicated to the showcase events.
Do the new Physics look good?
No (Please let me know why)
other than that, that’s the basics of what you guys could possibly see based on the polls, please let me know if you need clarity on any of this, or if you want to give some suggestions or feedback. As now would be the best time to do this before the game is out!