Factsheet

Developer:
Mighty Moth
Based in Copenhagen, Denmark

Release date:
Q1, 2019

Platforms:
To be announced...

Website:
play-above.com

Regular Price:

TBD

Description

Above is an aeronautic action-adventure game, set in a world of scattered islands, where flight is freedom at a cost and danger lurks deep beneath the ocean waves.

Join the young pilot, Maryam, as she breaks the aviation ban of her people, in order to reunite with her brother, Elm. Experience, with Maryam, the freedom of flight, uncover the truths behind her people’s myths and rules, and discover, with her, that the world is much bigger than she was told but as dangerous as she was warned.

History

Above is a love letter to adventure and aviation, being written by Mighty Moth; a small team of passionate people devoted to the craft of game-making. The project started as a passion-project between two friends that evolved into the greater story. In 2017, It received funding from the Danish investor Capnova, which marked the beginning of Mighty Moth and the start of the journey that is Above.

Features

  • Acrobatic Aviation - Experience with Maryam the freedom of flight, learn how to master the different aeroplanes, and begin the journey to becoming an ace pilot.
  • Intriguing Island-world - Explore the ocean-scattered islands, discover the history of the world, meet and interact with its inhabitants and scavenge for resources to further your journey.
  • Unraveling Mysteries - What is the truth and what is a myth? Who can you trust and who has their own agenda? And what secrets are dwelling just below the surface?
  • Abominations from Below - Fight and hunt, from your tiny aeroplane, the different gigantic sea monsters that dwell in the world's ocean.
  • Crafting and Customization - Build and modify aeroplanes with scavenged resources and recovered blueprints.

Videos

Above - Teaser Trailer YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Indiearenabooth Rising Star Award, Nominee" GamesCom, 2018
  • "Leftfield Collection, Official Selection" EGX Rezzed, 2018
  • "Indie MEGABOOTH, Official Selection" PAX East, 2018
  • "Indie MEGABOOTH, Official Selection" GDC, 2018

Above's storybook surface hides a wonderfully frightening interior
Christian Donlan eurogamer.net.

Head Out On An Aeronautical Odyssey When Above Swoops Down In 2019
Dom Reseigh-Lincoln nintendolife.com.

Brave a flooded world in your little plane in Above
Fraser Brown pcgamer.com.

Above - Trailer: Über uns Wolken, unter uns Seemonster
Gamestar.de gamestar.de.


About Mighty Moth

Boilerplate
Mighty Moth is an independent game studio with a focus on patiently crafted games centered around the sense of adventure, exploration and mystery. We are a small team chasing the thrill and excitement of playing games we felt as kids. And we aim to bring this feeling to the screen with thorough craftsmanship, a butt-load of passion and a healthy dose of nostalgia.

More information
More information on Mighty Moth, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Above Credits

Benjamin Salqvist
CEO and Game Director

Ole Toubro
Technical Lead and Game Designer

Astrid Mie Refstrup
Producer

Johs Duvig
Lead Programmer

Sarah Nielsen
Art Direction/2D Concept Artist

Thomas Storm
Art Direction/3D Artist

Riccardo Argiolas
Gameplay Programmer

Troels Nygaard
Music and audio

Morten Brunbjerg
Story and dialog

Emil Holmen
Intern/Graphics Programmer

Kalle Rathje
3D Artist


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks