I just found this game and played around with it for about 20 minutes. Very detailed and well-polished. Though a bit hard to play without a mouse (using a laptop currently). Follow the link to the author’s Tumblr page for the game. You can download the current version for free! I’ll definitely be playing this game more in the near future.
An excerpt from this page about the game:
“What is “A Nation of Wind”?
“A Nation of Wind” is a freeware video game featuring elements of gameplay from both “Arena Shooters” (like Geometry Wars, Super Stardust, and Asteroids), and “Real Time Strategy” games, (such as Populous, Starcraft, and Actraiser).
Set in a world of floating islands and airships, the player is tasked with commanding a ship and establishing/defending colonies. Players will be forced to deal with the bizarre creatures that come up from the lower atmospheres to wreak havoc on their airship and settlements, while appeasing the god’s of the land and eventually bending them to the player’s will.
“A Nation of Wind” is currently developed by one intrepid artist, Jameson Wilkins. He is a freelancer with several years of experience in the browser and mobile gaming markets, and has studied game design and art the entirety of his life.