Get World War II FTL-like Bomber Crew free on Steam for a limited time

Bomber Crew
(Image credit: Curve Digital)

Calling Bomber Crew a World War II version of FTL isn't entirely accurate, but it's not too far off. The two games have a lot in common: they're both about managing a craft and its crew as you fly from disaster to disaster, with malfunctions and dogfights removing chunks of your hull and the occasional engineer. 

If you're intrigued by the idea, Bomber Crew is available for free on Steam right now.

Describing Bomber Crew when he played it in 2017, Paul Dean wrote, "When things have gone horribly wrong, I've often found myself all too aware of what I could've done either better or differently. Many missions offer critical advantages, such as temporarily reducing enemy damage or flak intensity, meaning it's wise to tackle them in a particular order, and I've learned that practical aircraft upgrades are better than just adding more guns. A self-sealing fuel tank is a gift from god."

You'll need to add it to your account before Friday, June 3, as Bomber Crew is currently being given away as part of the Curve Games Publisher Sale and that's when it ends. You can also get games like twin-stick cyberpunk action-RPG The Ascent for half-price, slapstick physics platformer Human Fall Flat for 66% off, and fantasy tactics RPG For the King for 70% off

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.