Hyperspace Dogfights is a game that doesn't mess around. Right from reading the title, you know what you'll be getting. It puts you in the cockpit of a fighter, and you have to get out there and demilitarize planets, by blasting your way through swarms of ships. It's an air brawler rogue-like, with elements of the combat from the old Star Control melee mode, all presented in a modern style. The game is getting a limited release this month on itch.io's Ace Access platform.
Sleeper Games selected itch.io as their initial distribution platform mainly because it allows limiting the amount of early access copies that are sold. Lead designer Stefan Widany commented: “We did closed alpha testing for a month and that was very manageable. Now we need broader feedback, but we also want make sure that we can continue to individually engage with the people that buy our game. So itch is the way to go, since it's refinery options looks great in regard to early access developer tools.”