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Fighter Ace/Air Attack
Developer(s) VR-1 Russia/BST Soft
Publisher(s) Microsoft
Designer(s) VR-1 Canada/Gemsoft
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Genre(s) Flight simulator
Mode(s) Multi player
System requirements Pentium 75 MHz, Windows 95, 4Mb Graphics memory, 8Mb system memory, 30 Mb free Hard Disk, 28.8kbit/s or higher Internet Connection
Fighter Ace 2
Developer(s) VR-1 Russia
Publisher(s) VR-1
Designer(s) VR-1 Canada
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Genre(s) Flight simulator
Mode(s) Multi player
Rating(s) e
Fighter Ace 3
Publisher(s) Ketsujin Studios
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Genre(s) Flight simulator
Mode(s) Multi player
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For military pilots, see Flying ace.

Fighter Ace is a massively multiplayer online computer game in which one flies World War II fighter and bomber planes in combat against other players and virtual pilots. It is a Ketsujin Studios game, and players must make an account with the website and connect to the servers to play the game. A two-week free trial subscription is available.

Air Attack

The initial version of the game was called Air Attack, and is still played today.

Microsoft bought the rights to Air Attack in the United States and Canada and renamed it Fighter Ace for release on the Microsoft Internet Gaming Zone. The game was also licensed in other countries throughout the world including GCPro in Germany, Unitel in Korea and Wireplay in the UK.

The first version of Fighter Ace clearly borrowed heavily from Air Warrior and Warbirds but with less emphasis on being approachable to novice players. Different arenas with different levels of realism were available for more experienced players.

The first two versions of Fighter Ace were primarily developed at VR-1's St. Petersburg office (formerly BST soft). Game design was done in Toronto VR-'s Toronto office, but Microsoft's usability testing group also contributed.

One of the primary reasons that this 10 year old game is still played across the world is the community that exists around it. The players have organised themselves into Squadrons of typically 10-12 active pilots, and a myriad inter-squadron leagues and competitions exist, in addition to 1-off events such as historical reenactments.

Ketsujin studios have recently re-opened an AirAttack server, running alongside their Fighter Ace 3 server.

In July 2008 Ketsujin Studios celebrated the 10th Anniversary of Fighter Ace by hosting many long-time players and several Make-a-Wish foundation families at the Dayton Air Show.

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