Transforming robot ARPG AirMech Wastelands hits Early Access

The original AirMech was a browser game we first wrote about all the way back in 2012. Inspired by Herzog Zwei, it was a game about a giant robot that could transform into flying form, allowing levels to be split between ground and sky. The series has persisted over the intervening years, most recently with the VR version AirMech Command.

Now AirMech Wastelands is out in Early Access, and this one isn't VR. Instead it's an online ARPG, what they're calling, "AirMech reimagined as an RPG where you explore a huge area of the world, gaining power and fame along the way." You can create your own pilot and upgrade your mech, infiltrating enemy bases to steal new gear. It's playable solo or in co-op, though you'll need to be online whichever mode you play in.

Developer Carbon Games are suggesting AirMech Wastelands will be in Early Access for approximately one month.

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.