It’s an edutainment title with a very short (20mins) adventure where you practice maths, vocabulary and geography by flying into the right answers. I like the presentation and you can have four people play at once. It’s just a shame that there’s so little content. The breadth of what is tested is very limited e.g. maths is just about the twelve times table and there’s no ‘learning’ element e.g. a map to study geography or explanations of what nouns or verbs are.
It’s clearly a game that was made very quickly, even using sound and music from Atom Zombie Smasher. It's clearly not worth the full asking price as is, but with a bit more time put in, it could have become a fairly good game for young children.
It's a good game for kids with educational value. However, the controls and the stutter in the graphics can make the game very difficult to play. It's also very short and can be beaten in less than 1 hour. There are more things to do than the main adventure, but the interest levels are low. Achievements are broken.
Edit - Go into the game folder in Steam/Steamapps/Common/Airforte/Data and copy the steamwrapper.dll and rename it to steamwrap2.dll. This will make the achievements work.
Edit - Fixed the stutter in the graphics by installing the new OpenAL to help fix sound issues as well. For some reason this solved the problem. I found the file here. http://www.openal.org/creative-installers/
This game is the closest thing I've found to word ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s or number ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s from back in my elementary school days. The geography sections were new to me and the concept itself is pretty fun, though for adults or anyone that is looking for a "real game," you may want to move on. If you have a youngling that could use a boost in their math, vocab or geography, then this may be worth a buy.
If you want to learn about this game this video is only gameplay footage and will tell/show you everything you need to know about it. It's basically a look at what you'll be playing and takes out all the reviewer fluff that they like to throw in.
Trademark Blendo weirdness in full effect. The style and some assets apparently were reused for Atom Zombie Smasher, so if you played that first, this'll feel very similar. The game itself combines are-you-smarter-than-a-4th-grader material with twitch-tank-control steering. Play with friends!
Why is this so great? It's just an homage to simple, old educational games, but it's more fun than it seems like it should be for the 20 minutes it lasts, thanks to the goofy story and oddly appropriate music.
This game is great! It was stuck there in my library for maybe a couple years, and it never picked my interest at all. Then today I thought "hey, let's see what the hell is this Air Forte", and turns out it is a hilarious little game by Blendo Games :D It is a simple educational-airplane-game with a funny story going on, and filled with these guys quirky humor. The epilogue is priceless! Plus, I learned where Honduras is, and greased my math cogs. Recommended!