Handyman pilot has been in the works for a few years now, with the goal of delivering a PC VR simulator experience that allows players to build their own sci-fi cockpit and outfit it with 1: 1 digital equivalents of things like sticks flight tools, pedals, joysticks and more. Now you can get a taste of the highly configurable flight simulation in its new paid alpha version.
The creator of the project Lluís Garcia Lamora is currently funding Handyman pilot via Patreon. For now, it looks like the game has a heavy focus on cockpit modularity and flight characteristics, which should appeal to the type of player who wants to focus on the flying aspect of the game and fine-tune their own setups.
Apart from creating your own flight setup, which also allows you to import models and rig them to match your own unique equipment, Handyman pilot Also gives you full control where you place things like info screens, holographic buttons, custom panels, communication holograms. Cockpits can also be filled with things like decorative pictures, special furniture and more.
As for the game mechanics, here’s what Garcia Lamora says:
“The gameplay of Handyman pilot is meant to be diverse and stimulating, but above all it is meant to be fun. You will be able to play different game modes which will require the use of the many systems of your ship and the environment itself, where the proximity to the terrain, stations, ships and other objects gives a greater sense of movement and speed.
Garcia Lamora has posted a video showing some of the game’s combat, although we hope to learn more about the gameplay as the project progresses so that users can really put these detailed cockpits to good use.
DIY Pilot Patreon includes levels ranging from $ 4.50 per month to $ 89, all of which give you immediate access to the latest alpha release, which Garcia Lamora says will be regularly updated as it progresses towards release.
It’s not clear when Handyman pilot comes out for the masses of PC VR owners, but Garcia Lamora says a contribution through DIY Pilot Patreon for $ 30 or more will get a copy of the final game when it releases.