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Flight sim vets take to Kickstarter for a new Red Baron game

Red Baron creator Damon Slye and a team of flight sim developers launched a Kickstarter campaign today for a new entry in the WWI flight sim series.

Mad Otter Games hopes to raise $250,000 for the game, which will support the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, single-player and multiplayer modes. According to the Kickstarter page, Red Baron's developers include members of the teams that created classic flight sims like Aces of the Pacific, Aces over Europe, A-10 Tank Killer and Ace of Aces.

"We will faithfully recreate history and transport The Great War onto your PC, much like a time machine," the Kickstarter page reads. "Red Baron will simulate the flight characteristics of the aircraft of the day, and our ace AI system will recreate the behaviors and personalities of famous historic aces. For example, Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron himself, said 'I am a hunter. My brother Lothar is a butcher.' By this he meant he stalked his prey and avoided unnecessary risk, whereas his brother threw all caution to the wind. In our game, you will not see the Red Baron recklessly diving into battle unless he holds an advantage."

If funded, pledges beginning at $15 will net backers a copy of Red Baron at its November 2014 release. As of this writing, the campaign has received $2,000 in pledges from 55 backers with 30 days remaining.

Check out the video above for a look at what's to come if the new Red Baron reaches its goal.