Squid changes, skyball changes, and more being tested right now!

Squid changes, skyball changes, and more being tested right now!

Hello everyone,

Mayday Friday is back after its hiatus and we have a lot going on! As you’ve noticed we have an entirely new game mode that has a tournament coming up where you can win exclusive titles and eight copies of the game!

That’s not all that’s happening though, we are testing some new changes in the dev app. You can see them all here and get in on the action! Squids, mobulas, and Skyball will never be the same again!

Coming up is what our team is working on and our player of the week! Continue reading

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The highest level of skill and goofy barge antics

The word sprocket is tragically underused, but we’re fixing that with the Sprocket League Event on October 8th.  Earn exclusive titles and eight copies of Guns of Icarus here!

The new Skyball game mode will be christened in competitive blood, so grab your best team and join in!

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Skyball:
The Aerial Sport of Kings

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The most unique Guns of Icarus Game mode ever

For months we’ve been testing, tweaking, and creating for Skyball with the help of our testers and community ambassadors.

This newest mode pits our flying death machines in an violently-unfriendly fight for the ball. Use your wits, speed, and firepower to dominate across three novel maps.

Maim, Kill, Score!

See the full patch notes here
or follow the jump see the exciting highlights! Continue reading

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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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