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Dev Blog 121: Airport CEO enters 2019!

January 15, 2019

Hello airport CEO! Happy new year. Last time we spoke was in 2018, since then we've turned a page and are now looking at a blank sheet, or a blank C# class if you will, getting...

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Dev Blog 120: Alpha 29.4 (the performance update) released & happy holidays!

December 22, 2018

‍Ho, ho, ho, airport CEO!‍That wasn't mean to rhyme, promise. The year has gone by quickly and looking back at Airport CEO in December of 2017 you can say that...

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Dev Blog 119: Preparing for the experimental release of Alpha 29!

November 27, 2018

We’re back with another status update development blog as we’re trying to commit to not have you waiting in the dark for the next update – which is approaching steadily every day.

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Dev Blog 118: Development of Alpha 29 & everything else we’re doing

November 12, 2018

In excess of the Alpha 29 development there’s a lot going on both in regards to the development or Airport CEO but also in regards to development of the studio.

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Dev Blog 117: A quick development & studio update

October 8, 2018

Hello airport CEO! Welcome to the 117th edition of the airport CEO development blog which today, due to time constrains and due to last weeks exhaustive post, will be a fair bit...

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Dev Blog 115: Gamescom 2018 post-mortem & Alpha 28.1-5 experimental release

September 1, 2018

Hello, and welcome, to this 115th episode of the bi-weekly Airport CEO development blog. In today’s issue we’ll go through our experience at Gamescom 2018...

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Dev Blog 116: Airport CEO early access one year anniversary!

August 28, 2018

Salutations and celebrations, airport CEO! One year ago on the 28th of September 2017 we released Airport CEO into early access on Steam and it did, in fact, change our lives.

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Dev Blog 113: The Summer Vacation Edition

July 24, 2018

Hello airport CEO! We hope you’re having a great summer and some time off to ponder on the things of life, as we currently are.

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Dev Blog 112: Steam Summer Sale Post-Mortem, New Feature Development & Summer Mode

July 10, 2018

This is the 112th in order and we have, as usual, a lot of interesting stuff to dig into ranging from the recent Steam summer sale and all the new deployments we’ve made...

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Dev Blog 111: The New UI Released (Alpha 27.7), Feature Voting Round 1 Closed and Launching the Development of the Airport CEO Mod Tool

June 26, 2018

What a long development blog title, huh? Well, that’s because we have had an unusual amount of exiting stuff happening this past week and a lot to go through.

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Airport CEO Alpha 27.6 Released

June 21, 2018

The new UI has now finally made its way out to the default branch. Since the Steam announcement and Forum posts “only” support 32000 characters and this release has a total of...

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Dev Blog 110: Assessing Alpha 27, Rendering Performance through Tile Merging & Feature Voting

June 13, 2018

Good evening airport CEO and welcome to this week’s briefing! The development train is pushing forward and there are a lot of exiting stuff happening on multiple fronts.

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Feature Voting Launched!

June 8, 2018

Airport CEO has been in a released state of early access development for almost a year now, and while we’re putting the final stabilizing efforts together on Alpha 27, we’re...

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The Airport CEO Development Pipeline

June 8, 2018

There’s now a new way to track the development of Airport CEO. We’ve enabled a public Trello board that is directly synchronized with our Jira instance...

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Dev Blog 109: Alpha 27.4 Experimental Release & Steam Workshop Launch

May 29, 2018

Today is a great day for any Airport CEO fan as it’s not only Monday and time for another devlop episode but perhaps also because the release drought is finally over.

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Dev Blog 108: Finishing the UI Sprint, The ACEO Mod Tool and The ACEO Soundtrack

May 15, 2018

We have made significant progress on the UI sprint as well as on other fronts and once again you will get a fresh devlog with the latest and greatest of the next upcoming release.

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Dev Blog 107: Discord AMA, New UI Progress Update & DevLog Changes

May 3, 2018

Spring has made its way to southern Europe and while we did enjoy the occasional few hours of sunlight during the weekend and previous weeks, we’ve made notable progress on...

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Dev Blog 106: A New Aircraft, The New UI Sprint Progress, Steam Workshop Integration and Rendering Performance

April 17, 2018

Bonjour airport CEO and welcome to yet another development blog! We have a lot of topics to cover and since time is code, we’re just gonna jump straight into it…

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Dev Blog 104: Game Developers Conference 2018 & Airport CEO Alpha 26 Deployed

March 28, 2018

We’ve left San Fransisco and Game Developer Conference 2018 behind and have ventured into the woods and nature to find some peace and serenity whilst continuing the development...

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Dev Blog 103: Alpha 25.5, The Peformance Sprint and Unlockable Areas

March 14, 2018

Hey there, airport CEO, and welcome to yet another edition of the airport CEO development blog! Last week we were on hold due to time constraints but this week we are back again...

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Dev Blog 102: Evaluating the Performance Sprint

February 27, 2018

Hello airport CEO and welcome to the one hundred and second edition of the somewhat weekly Airport CEO development blog!

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Dev Blog 100: Celebrating 100 DevLogs, Alpha 25 Deployed and Interview with Mitchell

January 30, 2018

Greetings, airport CEO, and welcome to the one hundredth development blog post! This is a milestone we’d never really thought we’d meet once we wrote the first devlog...

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Dev Blog 99: Alpha 24.3 Deployed on Experimental, Performance and New Structures

January 15, 2018

Another week has passed and this coming work week is actually the first week in ACEO history where the entire development team (well… the two of us) will work full time with...

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Dev Blog 98: Airport CEO enters 2018

January 9, 2018

¡Hola, director de aeropuerto! Happy holidays and happy new year! It’s Monday the 8th of January 2018 and it’s time for the weekly devlog to finally be revived after a few weeks...

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Dev Blog 97: Alpha 24 Deployed, Airline & Livery Modding Enabled, Steam Cloud Saves Enabled and the Future of the Airline Contract System

December 19, 2017

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Dev Blog 95: Conveyor Belt System Pack (and more), Airlines and Airline Modding

December 5, 2017

We’ve had another productive week and being able to devote ourselves to this project, now full time, is an amazing opportunity which is something that we’re slowly realizing.

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Dev Blog 94: Furniture Pack 1 Update & Airline Design Contest Results

November 28, 2017

Good night airport CEO and welcome to this week’s executive briefing! What a week it has been, we’ve been putting another full-time work week to good use and have had a lot of...

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Dev Blog 93: Vehicle Pack 1 & The Airline Design Contest Finally Vote

November 21, 2017

Good evening airport CEO and welcome to this week’s executive briefing on the latest and greatest of Airport CEO development! We have a lot to talk about.

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Dev Blog 92: Apoapsis Studios, Content Packs & The Airline Design Contest

November 15, 2017

A day late, better than most flights (is that joke getting old yet?), this week we have several good news in store for you so without further ado, as usual… let’s just get into it!

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Dev Blog 91: Alpha 23 Deployed & New Airline Design Contest

November 7, 2017

Good evening airport CEO and welcome to yet another executive briefing on Airport CEO and its current development state.

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Dev Blog 90: An Updated Roadmap

October 31, 2017

Hi there, airport CEO, and welcome to this week’s executive briefing. For once we are on schedule and the devlog has departed as expected.

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Dev Blog 89: The Flight Route Ahead

October 24, 2017

We are now three weeks into the release of Airport CEO and the flight continues, although to be honest it feels as if it’s been several months since we departed.

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Dev Blog 88: Second Release Week

October 14, 2017

Good evening (or morning, day or night, depending on your locale) airport CEO and welcome to this week’s executive briefing!

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Dev Blog 87: Release Week

October 3, 2017

Have we longed for skipping that “almost”, “future”, “soon to be” and other versions of the word? Yes, for two long years, but ACEO has finally made it out as an Early Access title

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Airport CEO Released on Steam Early Access

October 2, 2017

After two years of development Airport CEO is now available on Early Access in an Alpha state on Steam.

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Dev Blog 86: Airport CEO

September 26, 2017

Hey there, very, very, very, very soon to be airport CEO! Last week we announced the release date, the 28th of September 2017 at 19:00 CEST...

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Airport CEO Early Access Release Date Announced!

September 18, 2017

After two years of development and many delays we are happy to announce the Early Access release date of Airport CEO…

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Dev Blog 85: Release Date

September 18, 2017

Hey there, future CEO. We heard you were looking for a job so funnily enough we found a job posting that might be of interest to you, check it out…

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Dev Blog 84: Bug Squashing and Release Price

September 15, 2017

Hey there future CEO! First of all, sorry for the small delay of the devlog, we were on a good run with the bug fixing so we decided to postpone it for a few more days...

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Dev Blog 83: More Bug Fixing and New Screens

September 5, 2017

Hey all! We’ve had a productive week with several interim CEOs finding a lot of bugs and consequently us solving a lot of those bugs.

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Dev Blog 82: Bug Fixing and Performance Testing

August 29, 2017

Last week we announced a lengthening of our targeted August release window and before you get too excited we will sadly not announce a new date in this development blog.

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Dev Blog 81: Testing, testing and postponing

August 22, 2017

Hey there and welcome yet again to another development blog, it’s the 81st in the order and this time we’ll skip the traditional format and jump into what anyone reading this is...

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Dev Blog 79: Steam Direct Update and A New Flight Planner

August 8, 2017

Good evening and welcome to the 79th blog issue of the Airport CEO development blog. This time we’re posting a little earlier than normal and will continue to do so...

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Airport CEO Early Access Trailer

July 29, 2017

In conjunction with the launch of the Airport CEO Steam Store page, we have also released an Airport CEO Early Access trailer. Enjoy!

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The Airport CEO Steam Store is now Live!

July 29, 2017

The Airport CEO Steam Store page is now live and available here. This marks an important step towards the initial Early Access release of Airport CEO.

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Dev Blog 77: Steam Direct Update, Cleanliness and New Subreddit Mods

July 25, 2017

Good Swedish evening (well, night) to you dear reader and soon to be airport CEO! It’s Monday the 24th of July 2017 and that means that it’s time for the 76th… no wait, 77th...

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Dev Blog 76: Steam Direct Update, New Connections and Business Design Contest Winners

July 19, 2017

Hi there! Glad you came back, or perhaps it’s your first time visiting? Either way you are most welcome to the 76th version of the Airport CEO development blog and while we may...

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Dev Blog 75: The Release Pipeline, Testing and Polishing

July 11, 2017

With another productive week in the bag we have made a lot of progress from a testing and polishing aspect which sort of means that we don’t really have that much to say this week.

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Dev Blog 74: Steam Direct, Time and New Taxiway Construction System

July 4, 2017

It’s the 4th of July 2017 and time for the 74th edition of the Airport CEO development blog. Today’s edition will be a bit shorter than the most recent ones due to a number of...

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Dev Blog 73: Video Reponses, Bug Squashing Fes, Stability Testing and Weather

June 27, 2017

Time is flying by and we’ve had a lot of hours to sink into ACEO this past week. A lot of exiting stuff has happened a long the way and we really feel that this week has, mostly...

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Dev Blog 72: Third Gameplay Video Release Week

June 20, 2017

We’ve had a really fun week with the shooting and editing of the third and last gameplay video which we released out of the blue yesterday, if you haven’t heard about that yet...

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Airport CEO: Pre-Alpha Gameplay Video (Part 3)

June 19, 2017

After another few weeks of waiting we are now showcasing the third and final gameplay video of Airport CEO featuring the full passenger and baggage cycles, thridly and lastly...

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Dev Blog 71: The Business Design Contest, Steam Direct & Apoapsis Studios

June 13, 2017

Another week has gone by and another week of progress has been made. We’ve a lot to talk about so without any fuzz, let’s just jump straight into it.

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Dev Blog 70: Steam Greenlight Campaign Cancelled, Realism & The New Road Ahead

June 7, 2017

Woah! 70 devlogs done and another 30 left to go until the big 100. It may sound little but it is actually more than a quarter. This week has finally been the first really...

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Dev Blog 69: Design Contest Week & Full Speed Ahead

May 30, 2017

Just as the summer months has started to make its mark on Sweden, so has this week’s devlog on this monday evening. The previous week included overcoming some major personal...

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The Airport CEO Business Design Contest

May 25, 2017

After the success of the Airport CEO Airline Design Contests we are happy to announce yet another opportunity for you to make your mark on Airport CEO!

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Dev Blog 68: A Short Update on This Week’s and The Next Week’s Progress

May 23, 2017

Due to the limited amount of time we have, this development blog is unusually short but we’d like to mention three things that have been worked on this week.

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Dev Blog 67: A Deeper Look into Airlines and Franchises

May 16, 2017

Hej, hej och välkommen till denna veckas utvecklingsblogg! That’s Swedish for “hello and welcome to this week’s development blog” and we’ve now run out of english greeting phrases.

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Dev Blog 66: New Airlines, New Screenshots & New Performance

May 9, 2017

It’s Monday and time for another development blog fresh out of the Apoapsis Studios headquarters. We’ve had a pretty productive week and even managed to get together...

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Dev Blog 65: Starting to Implement New Airlines, Save Load Testing & Gameplay Video 3 Update

May 3, 2017

This issue was delayed due to intense Swedish Valborg celebrations and the fact that we needed a rest before having a go at making sense again. So without delaying any further...

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The Airport CEO Airline Design Contest

April 5, 2017

The Airport CEO Airline Design Contest is the first opportunity you as a player have to implement your own airline into the game!

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Airport CEO: Pre-Alpha Gameplay Video (Part 2)

April 2, 2017

After a few weeks of waiting we are now showcasing the second gameplay video of Airport CEO featuring management aspects, again awkwardly commented upon by the developers!

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APRIL FOOLS’: Airport CEO and End User Content Creation

April 1, 2017

With an upcoming release of the early access version of Airport CEO we want to update our community on the end user terms regarding usage of Airport CEO.

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Dev Blog 61: About the Release Date & Release Date of Next Gameplay Video

March 28, 2017

Dearest future CEO, how we long to remove that “future” and give you the job today, welcome to the 61st devlog.

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Dev Blog 60: General Aviation, Jobs & Playability

March 21, 2017

Hey there, future CEO! Glad to see you here and thank you for your continued support and patience. We have been working around the clock the past few days making a lot of...

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Airport CEO: Pre-Alpha Gameplay Video (Part 1)

March 9, 2017

After months and months of waiting we are now showcasing 40 minutes of continuous Airport CEO pre-alpha gameplay, end-to-end and awkwardly commented upon by the developers!

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Dev Blog 58: We’re Addressing The Elephant in The Room

February 21, 2017

It’s been a while, since the last development blog was cancelled due to us being overworked. Without further ado, let’s address the elephant in the room.

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Dev Blog 56: Smarter Persons, Maiden Flights & … Action?

February 1, 2017

We have been doing a lot of planning and are now fully focused on executing series upon series of small fixes as well as preparing aspects of binding the game together.

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Dev Blog 54: Crafting an Aircraft & Vehicle Serialization

January 17, 2017

It’s January the 17th 2017 and time for DevLog 54. This time its going to be a little shorter than usual as we’re swamped with various activities such as… well. Code.

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POLL: What will be the next aircraft type in Airport CEO?

January 4, 2017

It’s time to implement a new bird! Make your voice heard!

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Dev Blog 36: Improved ATC & Fuel Simulation

August 30, 2016

Hey everyone! Glad to have you with us, today’s episode of the weekly Airport CEO development blog is presented by Hard Work and a Great Community. Let’s get into it.

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Dev Blog 34: Changes In Graphics, Revisited UI Components & More Performance Talk

August 15, 2016

Heyoo! Welcome to this weeks episode of the Airport CEO development blog. Let’s cut the chitchat and get into it directly!

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The Airport CEO forum is now live!

August 2, 2016

Hurra! The Airport CEO forum is now, as promised, finally up and running, ready to be bombarded with discussions and ideas.

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Dev Blog 32: Anniversary Coming Up, Underground Baggage Belts & Rooms

August 1, 2016

Today is the 1st of August and that brings back memories. We started developing Airport CEO almost one year ago. Our official anniversary is on the 20th of August but we will...

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Dev Blog 28: UI Fixes & Franchises

June 26, 2016

Hello and Happy Midsummer! We’re back from our vacation in Spain and have returned to the coding dungeon. The trip was very nice and we’ve managed to collect alot of inspiration...

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Dev Blog 27: Weather Simulation, Time Cycling and Vacation

June 17, 2016

The Airport CEO Dev Team has relocated in the southern parts of Spain as we’ve managed to get out of the coding basement to go on a short vacation which is not only great for...

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Airport CEO Steam Greenlight Concept Page Launched!

June 14, 2016

Airport CEO has been added to Steam Greenlight as a concept meaning that there’s now an additional platform on which you can follow the development of Airport CEO on!

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Dev Blog 26: Bathroom and Baggage Belts

June 11, 2016

The development of Airport CEO is steaming ahead and we’ve progressed as usual!

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Airport CEO Pre-Alpha Gameplay Trailer

June 1, 2016

Airport CEO Pre-Alpha Gameplay Trailer

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Dev Blog 24: Bug Hunting and… action!

May 27, 2016

This week marked a great milestone as we handed in our thesis which was approved, this means that we are now 100 percent focused on developing Airport CEO.

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Dev Blog 23: Pathfinding improvements, Takeoff and Tweaks

May 21, 2016

We now have over 600 followers on Reddit and the teaser video has just passed 10 000 views this week. Thanks for that!

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New content

May 17, 2016

Hey, as we’ve promised we’re now releasing some new content. Sorry for the delay but it’s honestly due to basically all our time going to developing the game and finishing it...

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Dev Blog 22: Advanced Zoneing, UI Legacy & Technical Debt

May 15, 2016

First off we want to announce that we’ve changed website host, the move is complete and everything should be running smoothly but if you notice extended loading times or...

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Dev Blog 21: Procurement, Vehicle Depots and “The List of Final Adjustments”

May 6, 2016

First off I would like to thank you all for attending this meeting, I know that everyone is very busy but the CEO has called to our attention that we needed to coordinate and...

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Dev Blog 20: Zones, Saving and Loading, Traffic and Celebrating 500 Redditors!

April 27, 2016

It seems as if it was just a few days ago when we posted a devlog where we celebrated reaching 400 redditors subscribing to the subreddit and… well, it was, and now we’re 500!

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Dev Blog 19: Thoughts on the current state of Airport CEO

April 17, 2016

Welcome to this weeks development update Ms./Mr. CEO. We have a lot of exiting news to share with you as the work on ACEO tirelessly continues.

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Celebrating 400 redditors

April 15, 2016

It’s Friday and kicking it off with another 100 redditors who want to help us create the worlds best airport tycoon game feels amazing!

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Dev Blog 18: Check-In, Security & Boarding

April 11, 2016

This is you captain speaking, eerrrr… welcome to development log 18, err….. first off we would like to apologize for our horribly boring april fools’ day “prank” where we...

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FLASH: Airport CEO in VIRTUAL REALITY (Update: April Fools)

April 1, 2016

Today we can happily announce that Airport CEO will only be experienced through VIRTUAL REALITY.

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Dev Blog 17: Shadows & Core Mechanics

March 31, 2016

Hey there you future CEO! It’s time for the weekly development update report. This week has, sadly, been overburden with school work as we’ve begun writing our final thesis.

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Interview with The Palace of Wisdom

March 24, 2016

This week we did an interview with The Palace of Wisdom!

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Dev Blog 16: Weather, Build System and GUI

March 14, 2016

We know things have been rather quiet here the latest weeks, however, it only means we been working really hard.

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Celebrating 300 redditors with new screenshots!

March 14, 2016

Today we reached 300 redditors and aspiring CEOs looking for an airport management job. We’ve decided to celebrate this by releasing another four screenshots showcasing...

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Dev Blog 15: Hiring Staff

March 1, 2016

It’s the first of March and the Airport CEO development is progressing at a steady pace. We are working very, very agile and while the code is undergoing major overhauls such as...

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12 New Screenshots!

February 23, 2016

When we launched the trailer we also made sure to get you some nice looking screenshots. Go ahead and check it out!

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Check Out the Airport CEO Subreddit!

February 23, 2016

When launching the teaser we also launched a subreddit for Airport CEO. This is a great place for everything Airport CEO like commenting on news, asking questions and...

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Dev Blog 14: Teaser week!

February 17, 2016

Wow. What an amazing couple of days! We released the first Airport CEO teaser on Saturday and it has been available since, now currently with 1127 views and counting.

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Airport CEO: Teaser video released!

February 13, 2016

Finally. After months and months of work we are finally able to show you the video teaser of what we have been doing in the upcoming airport tycoon game Airport CEO. Enjoy!

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Logo Changes

January 30, 2016

We thought it was time to make our logotype more alive and “airportish”, so we added some nice airport details and opted up the general quality.

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January 23, 2016

Woho! After months of tedious waiting and checking up we’ve now managed to claim!

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