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Black Skylands was a pleasant surprise from IGN’s Summer of Gaming showcase. It is a sandbox simulator where an airship is built and customized and used to explore a vast open world, build sky bases and create new weapons. It reminds me a bit of games like Terraria, with just a top-down view and at least 200 percent more sky pirates.
The new game trailer provides a good overview. It seems like the idea is to use an airship to discover and explore different floating islands full of nasty monsters and then use an arsenal of guns to blow them up so you can ruin the island's resources and use them to expand your own celestial base. . There’s even a hook that can be used to take out enemies into the open sky to drop them into the abyss below.