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Published on October 4th, 2011 | by Derek Strickland, Contributor

Soar the Heavens in Windhaven: Spirit of Flight

Windhaven is the first game of it’s kind on the Xbox Indies Marketplace, marking a monumental shift in XNA gaming. This upcoming title allows gamers to be a winged avian warrior that soars through the clouds, satisfying one of man’s most wondrous fantasies: to fly in the heavens.

While there are a plethora of zombie shooters, gimmicky Avatar games, and “apps” on the marketplace, this title is the prime example of a flying sim…yet most gamers wouldn’t expect to fly without the aid of a man-made craft. Windhaven focuses on the natural grace of our feathered friends as they swoop and glide in impressive 3-D environments, giving players the sense of really experiencing the majestic wonder of soaring high above the world.

The story mode follows a team of four brave bird-shifters called upon to defend their home against an extradimensional horde. Use varied magical attacks and the island’s defense network to hold back the tide.

Challenge mode tests your aerial skills with racing, soaring and target shooting events. A fully voiced tutorial gets you off to a flying start, while free flight mode lets you brush up your skills and take in the scenery. Finally versus and co-op multiplayer, online and split-screen, will ensure the skies never seem lonely.

Many gamers out there have always wanted a game like this for their library, and there have been attempts in tackling this kind of experience, however Windhaven is the very first (and possibly only) Xbox Indie Game that brings the one-of-a-kind experience to your Xbox 360 console.

Windhaven: Spirit of Flight is coming soon to the Xbox Live Indie Games Marketplace for 400 MSP ($5) and is also planned to be available on PC, yet no release date has been announced for either platform.

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32 Responses to Soar the Heavens in Windhaven: Spirit of Flight

  1. HorseLover101 says:

    how can u play this online

  2. Jake0223 says:

    so……….is this on pc or just xbox?

  3. Paris Wyber says:

    can you just play this on xbox

  4. Paris Wyber says:

    lead us to the computer

  5. Danni Maguire says:

     how do i download wind haven is it for pc?

  6. Kaylajaderocks says:

    cant wait

  7. Kaylajaderocks says:

    it looks awesome good job

  8. Brianaghrose says:

    is it for Xbox?
     

  9. R-archer2 says:

    can u gt it in england

  10. Sam says:

    Is a computer game or what???

  11. lucy says:

    found out yea it is a computer game it is for Xbox too, just still tel me when it comes out i swear it is gona be a peaceful and wonderful game.

  12. HowlingWolf says:

    When will it be out for pc???? And were can i download it?

  13. thornmand says:

    Where can I download this game and/or buy it for my Xbox 360?

  14. AcidWolf says:

    I WILL buy this! people need to be making more creative games like this! P.S i dont have an Xbox so im hoping it comes out for PC.

  15. backesgamer says:

    If you want to play this game but DONT wanna buy it or get and xbox just play Fly Like a Bird 3! Heres a link! http://www.gamevial.com/fullscreen.php?game=flylikeabird3&format=unity

  16. tess says:

    Its for both computer and xbox for more info go to
    http://www.youtube.com/user/StargliderX/featured

  17. r-archer2@sky.com says:

    can i get it i the united kingdom

  18. Canda Goose says:

    There better be a Canada goose and America goose.

  19. blessing says:

    how to download

  20. Coal says:

    Google will not let me download it :(-

  21. derp says:

    darn cant buy stuff from online 🙁 is they a downloading way?

  22. blahem says:

    is it for sale yet for xbox and if so where

  23. MikkoMon says:

    darn i want it

  24. Rayan says:

    how to this game

  25. SWAGGER says:

    I WANT THIS GAME SO BADLY

  26. SWAGGER says:

    lol

  27. Meghan Medendorp says:

    i really want this game

  28. animaljamlover says:

    Yeah how do u download it

  29. Xiao says:

    This game’s been dropped huh? :/

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