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Bosses Proved to be a tad too powerful, but very impressive!

15,293 players were split between four factions four factions in a contest over the world. Some fought for rewards, some for pride, and others to simply test out new ships and forms of battle.  Regardless of the reasons, the remnants that you left behind have already begun to shape the story and world of Guns of Icarus.  The Chaladonians pushed aggressively into the mainland from their isle homes while the Baronites defended against their advancement.  Despite the Anglean’s devastating plunders in the north, they were cornered and contained.  It looked like the Chaladonians would be victorious but a stalwart last stand from the Merchants propelled them to the finish line.  It was clear that with passion and perseverance, even the greatest odds can be overcome.

We heard so much positivity from this event, players excited about all the new and exciting things, but just as importantly we heard the parts we can and must improve for the game. Guns of Icarus would not be possible without players giving us amazing feedback from 11,000 word dissertations to short emails on enjoying a single map. We hope to continue to hear everything you love, hate, and everything in between as we continue this humbling journey. At the end of this piece you’ll see a summary of many major points and our plans to tackle them.

The Open Alpha conflict will probably be remembered by many names like “Death to the Chalanoobs” or “Merchants, Merchants, MERCHANTS!”.  However, as some astute players have already noticed, things are not always as they seem.  This event begins to reveal the motivations behind factions.  This time, the threat came from across the the eastern channels.  Something deadly luked in the “Shadows of the Black Channel.” More on this will be coming out very soon. We want to make sure we put as much passion into lore creation as all of your did playing and fighting for every scrap of land. Expect some epic tales commemorating your time in the skies!

When all was said and done, every able bodied man and woman came to this conflict and permanently scarred this land with blood and scrap. They defended that factional homes with honor, attacked enemies with utmost ferocity.  Some won gloriously, and others were left behind.  Do not fret, because there will be more.

Follow the jump to see our feedback, results and plans. Continue reading

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Massive Explosions take a break as we go over your feedback.

Hey Everyone,

The Guns of Icarus Alliance Open Alpha ends Tuesday at 6 am Eastern. So when that countdown hits zero, your ability to fight hordes of ships, vicious bosses, and monolithic bases returns to the classic PvP game (which will have an update coming out for it soon.)

That means this is your last chance to affect the war of Icarus! This is your last chance to put your points in and be a permanent part of the lore. We’ve already started going over all the great feedback that people have sent in and we’re going to be releasing both the history of the first war and our thoughts on the successes and failures of the first Open Alpha. We learned so much and got to see so much passion from our players for Alliance, thank you for making this both an educational and amazingly fun week for us!

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The Alliance Open Alpha is open starting August 1st, and the skies will fill with new exotic ships, new lethal weapons, and new strange locations. It’s a dangerous new world and you’re going to fly in it.

Servers will go down at 12 am Eastern Monday and be back up at roughly 6 am Eastern. From 8/1 to 8/8, you will be able to experience 3 new Alliance game modes – Assault, Defense, and Retrieve – over six new maps. You’ll find yourself flying and crewing on four new ships with access to 4 new guns in the service of one of four factions. All of these new contents will be in service to the first war of Icarus. Defend a homeland, launch a daring attack, recruit mercenaries, and build defenses as you and other players attempt to dominate the world. Can you rally your faction and turn the tide of the war?

How to Fight a War

Every battle you fight will change the world around you as you apply points, recruit troops, and build defenses.

When you first start Alliance, you’ll pledge to one of the four available factions. The honorable Baronies, industrious Anglea, sage Chaladon, or devious Mercantile.

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After you’ve chosen your side simply press Play and begin!

By pressing play, the matchmaker will find you a match, and points will be applied to your faction’s side, you’ll progress through your faction (up to rank 4 for the Alpha,) and earn points for your war chest.

To specify where you want to fight for and apply your earned points towards your faction’s war efforts, click World Progression on the main menu. From this map screen, you can spend from your war chest by click on a territory and then click on Reinforce to improve attacks and defenses of the territory. By click on the territory, you’ll also dedicate your next battle there. Your war chest will increase in size as you rise through the faction, earning the opportunity to horde and use more resources for your side.

Discover everything available in Alliance and full patch notes below! Continue reading

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The War begins

The War begins

Welcome to your Open Alpha Announcement and Survival guide!

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From August 1st to August 8th, ALL owners of the current Guns of Icarus Online will get to preview the PvE Guns of Icarus Alliance in our Open Alpha.

Everyone who pre-orders before August 8th will receive an exclusive badge for supporting us, this will include all kickstarter backers and previous pre-orders.  You can pre-order right now by following this link.

What can you expect in Alliance Open Alpha? Follow the jump to find out!

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The skies will darker with bosses and new players!

The skies will darker with bosses and new players!

Hello everyone,

The event we’ve been talking about for the past couple weeks, the open alpha has a date!  August 1st will be the start of the open alpha week.  We’ll have more information coming up soon. Also Alliance won an award for Best 3D Graphics in the 2016 Intel Level Up Game Dev Contest!

As always we’ll be talking about the open alpha, new updates, and answering questions at 3 pm on twitch.tv/gunsoficarus. Stop by, enjoy the rambling, and learn Icarus secrets!

Follow the jump for our player of the week! Continue reading

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What some of us stare at daily

What some of us stare at daily

Hello Everyone,

Unity 5 is in full force and you can see Guns of Icarus on Unity 5 in our dev app. We’re testing it for bugs and issues that the new engine upgrade introduced. Also be sure to try fighting against our new AI pilots!

We’ll be talking about unity 5 and the upcoming open alpha today at 3 pm eastern at twitch.tv/gunsoficarus. Come ask us about it, other things, and hear us ramble and get off topic!

Follow the jump to see what some of the team is working on and our player of the week. Continue reading

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New map in the new engine!

New map in the new engine!

Hey everyone,

First and foremost, apologies again for no fireside. There were net issue which should hopefully be fixed up for next week. We will still be running testing over the weekend so we hope to see you there! Unity 5 is live on the dev app and we need your computers and eyes!

Check out what we’ve been working on and our player of the week after the jump: Continue reading

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