Press release

Funcom® joins forces with Astrolabe® to Publish Aloft®, Reveal New Multiplayer Demo and Early Access Release Date

The new demo is available now on Steam and features up to 8-player co-op until June 17.

Oslo, Norway – June 9, 2024 – Funcom®, developer and publisher of Conan® Exiles and the upcoming Dune: Awakening™, are proud to announce their partnership with Astrolabe Interactive® to publish feel-good survival game set in the sky, Aloft®. At the PC Gaming Show, the two companies also revealed that the game will come to Steam Early Access Fall 2024.  

Players can dive into the enthralling skies of Aloft today thanks to a brand-new demo on Steam, featuring up to 8-player co-op. Multiplayer functionality is available until 17 June, after which the demo will remain for solo play. Burst above the clouds for a glimpse at Aloft in today’s new trailer.  


Aloft is the co-op sandbox survival game where you soar freely through a beautiful world of floating islands, each with its own living ecosystem. Build a home and a helm, and transform any island into your own personal skyship to set sail for the ever-present hurricane in the distance.  

Harness the winds to automate machinery and production, explore islands to find new technology, and seek out seeds and animals to create your own cozy farm in the clouds. In dark places you will find a spreading corruption of mushroom creatures. Defeat them in combat, cure the islands, and restore their ecosystems. 

“We are thrilled to help bring Aloft to players, a game that brings a fresh angle to the open-world survival genre, such as the perfect melding of concepts and mechanics in the use of wind and ecosystems,” said Ilya Salamatov, Publishing Director at Funcom. “Collaborating with the talented team at Astrolabe has been a truly inspiring journey, and we can’t wait for players to explore their enchanting world in the sky.”  

Aloft’s new demo expands significantly upon the previous one, adding up to 8-player co-op, along with several new features. Find Frescoes, repositories of ancient knowledge, and come across mysterious ruins and shipwrecks to gain new blueprints. For you to thrive in Aloft, so must the nature around you. Heal and strengthen each island’s ecosystem to guard against the spreading fungus corruption.   

All this and more await in the demo, now available on Steam. Multiplayer is available until 17 June. Aloft will release into Steam Early Access Fall 2024.  

ASTROLABE® Interactive Inc. is an independent developer and publisher of video games and board games based in Montreal, Canada. Since 2018, Astrolabe has provided entertainment and gamification solutions on a dozen of gaming projects such as ‘Aloft ®’, ‘Sacrifice Your Friends’ and ‘Gaslands: Refuelled (FR)’. For corporate information please visit

Funcom is a developer and publisher of online games for PC and consoles. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Titles include ‘Conan Exiles‘, ‘Secret World Legends, ‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’, ‘The Longest Journey', 'Anarchy Online', 'The Park', and 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'. For corporate information please visit