Two years ago, Mad Otter Games, led by original Red Baron developer Damon Slye, attempted tothe original Red Baron on Kickstarter, but the crowdfunding failed. The developers are hoping persistence will pay off, though, as now both the original Red Baron (1998) and Red Baron 3D (2000) are available on Steam, in hopes of generating interest in a new Red Baron crowdfunding campaign.
According to the developer, they tried their best to make sure the historical accuracy was as important as the physics of flight and dogfighting.
"We wanted to present a deep and accurate history of the war. For example, aircraft introduced in the player’s campaign reflect the actual experience of the pilots in WWI," stated Mad Otter. "In April of 1917, the Germans introduced the technologically superior Albatros D.I and D.II, armed with twin machine guns. As a player in the campaign playing a British pilot, this is a really challenging period - just as it was for the real pilots. Playing a German pilot, this is an exciting time because you get to fly an aircraft that is vastly superior to anything your adversaries have."
Players can choose to fly as one of the British pilots in the Royal Flying Crops or as one of the Germans in the German Air Service. The game will include 28 different aircraft, including the Red Baron's infamous Sopwith Camel, the D.H.2 Pusher, the Spad 7, the Albatros D.III, and the Fokker Triplane, among others. Combat arenas include the German-French front, Verdun, the Somme, Paris, and London, with more than 40 missions that can be played as either individual scenarios or as one long campaign.
Both games come as part of the, with digital versions of the manuals and reference cards.
The system requirements are as follows: