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~airwave~ - I Fought the Law, and the Law One

by Ben304

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15 Feb 2011
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Bad LanguageOccasional, mild
SexSuggestive dialog


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Elodie Major has been running a little indie radio station called Airwave Radio with her friend Zak for 5 years now, and they've manage to win a strong following amongst the people of the small town of Wave. Recently, however, they've found themselves under pressure from mainstream record labels to play their music, and have resisted quite forcefully, but they haven't seen an end to this attempted interference just yet... This is the first part in the ~airwave~ series of games.
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AGS Awards Wins

Won, Best Music 2011

AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Game Created with AGS for 2011 2011

Nominated, Best Original Story 2011

Nominated, Best Dialogue Writing 2011

Nominated, Best Player Character 2011

Nominated, Best Non Player Character 2011

Nominated, Best Background Art 2011

Nominated, Best Character Art 2011

Nominated, Best Animation 2011

AGS Panel Review

"An indie music lover's wet dream - complete with a long and very authentic sounding radio broadcast delivered live in one of Ben Chandler's most interesting fictional realities. Nevertheless, some weak puzzles and lack of conclusion to the story (supposed to be just the first episode) put this game's rating down."

15 people commented on this game (newest first):

Great fun--and it ends on a cliffhanger! I trust the sequel's just a long time coming...? All of the characters you're meant to like are very likeable, the story is unique (truly one-of-a-kind), and even if some of the music wasn't what I'd normally listen to, it really set the atmosphere, which is at once otherwordly, funny, poppy, gritty. I found the puzzles to be balanced and only got properly stuck towards the end of the one with the mayor, which had to be triggered by an action chronologically. I think I need to refill my adverb/adjective bank now. Where oh where is the sequel (forgot the subtitle of it...)? Please tell us it's been accumulating six years of inspiration and at least occasional contribution? Oh yes! Graphics and animations are fabulous. Guess my bank had one more left. Thanks, ladies and gents.
2017-04-22 07:46:05 by cipberbloom
Not much I can add to the other comments beyond: largely agreed. :-)
2014-09-05 23:46:50 by razedinwhite
nice themes, funny dialogue and good puzzles. The soundtrack is extremely enjoyable and the dj is hilarious.
2014-04-25 07:50:38 by xlynx
Worth of every minute. And actually a tribute to indie music.
2014-01-24 01:43:07 by Janos Biro
This is a really great game.
2013-05-27 01:29:27 by Michael2968
Nice short game, the continuous radio show in the background is a lovely touch. Hints at a bigger world that I'd like to see more of.
2013-04-22 17:15:45 by elegantmechanic
This game has excellent graphics and best immersion I have experienced in a game for a while. I loved the radio background audio with the crazy moderation and the different music styles and all that made up band names and gossip. The puzzles on the other hand were on the weak side. If you are looking for a game with great atmosphere and believable characters - play this! If you are looking for good puzzles this probably isn't for you.
2012-04-15 07:57:47 by cat
Had high hopes for this one after playing most of Ben's other games, but mostly got annoyed at the reliance on fictional artists (& whoever's on the game's soundtrack) for the humor, the flawed puzzles, and flawed soundtrack. Yes, the soundtrack: it had its moments but the annoying DJ voice and some bad singing voices (on otherwise good music) makes it hard to keep the music playing & to still focus on the dialogue.
The backgrounds are amazing though, and the game world looks really nice - it certainly has some of that uncanny Ben304-atmosphere.
2011-05-22 11:03:27 by Valentijn
Short game with great atmosphere, amazing "live" radio program, very strong backgrounds and fun characters.

Nevertheless, ~airwave~ has rather weak (and on occasion unfair) puzzles overly relying on certain actions working only at specific points in the game.
2011-03-26 20:23:24 by Ascovel
Awesome graphics and music. Recommended.
2011-03-24 20:41:20 by gameboy
I love the music ... obviously a lot of work went into the soundtrack. It could probably be released by itself!
2011-03-15 15:50:09 by dubaaron
Ben excels himself yet again with this cool game. Indulge your eyes in the luscious graphics and your ears in the awesome music!
2011-03-05 08:16:14 by paolo
Sweet game, with a lot of athmosphere... reminded me a lot of Fuill Throttle. One little point.. after doing the humming stuff with Damon you have to immediately check the tools or it won't work. If you are travelling first for instance.
2011-02-23 20:41:27 by Tinkerer (tinkerer)
Quirky, sweet, fun and beautiful game with great music and design. A must-play.
2011-02-16 14:27:19 by Ilyich
Awesome little game. Great atmosphere and the radio motif is played to great effect (Hey! A pun!). Definitely worth your time. :)
2011-02-16 03:45:55 by ponch (Ponch)
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