A quick snapshot of some of the action we saw over the beta

Hello Everyone,

It’s been little over a week since we put the planes, bosses, and faction fleets back into the hangar, and that’s given us time to go over the feedback and data, start making changes and prepare for the December open period!  The data allowed us to go through matches from close to 20,000 unique players who helped us test, 40 million effort points spent, and the turnover of 320 territories. We received a few hundred direct feedback from people, and over 150 responses from our survey. From a data collection and feedback standpoint, this was the most successful testing period we’ve had for Alliance.

A big thanks to all the players who took the time to play, test, give feedback, and fill out surveys on our expansion. That data and feedback drives us to improve the game and pushes us in the right direction.

Follow the jump to see what we learned, the parts we’re proud of, and the parts we’re improving. Also, please go to the fixes section for not only a recap of all the issues and experiments during the test period, but also for a few fixes that we’ll patch in today. We’ve moreover added a draft of the post war lore for the open testing period that we’ll add in game. Continue reading

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9 of the best teams fighting for cold hard cash!

9 of the best teams fighting for cold hard cash!

Now is your chance to get to see the best Icarus has to offer. Teams have been training for the chance to prove themselves to earn exclusive prizes, an opportunity to name an in-game AI and $200. This all starts tomorrow, December 3rd, 7:00pm UTC/2:00pm EST.

With so many games in this double elimination we’ll be casting across multiple streams.
Watch them all here.

Your contenders to watch, learn, rise and fall with are:

  • Clan Clan
  • Chef Xedeon’s Potatoes au Gratin
  • Altruistic Aeronef Aviators
  • Fancy Cloud Dancers
  • East Chaladon Squirrel Company
  • Team Predators
  • StoneCake Sky Navy
  • Team Rocket
  • We Are Pirates

Brackets can be found here.

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Peace reigns, but for how long?

Thank you everyone for a highly successful test of our war system. It was amazing to see and hear players fighting it out in a vicious fashion. What we need right now though is your feedback! Click here and fill out the survey to let us know how to improve Guns of Icarus Alliance.

If you liked what you saw, don’t forget to pre-order a copy of Guns of Icarus Alliance. So you can be one of the first taking up your factions flag again.

We Also have some lore for the war, this is just preliminary as we analyze the mountains of data and information generated by everyone during the beta. Follow the jump to see! Continue reading

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A world of steam, grease, and blood.

There’s no place for peace. The precarious ceasefire between the factions has crumbled and this time war gets bigger, more vicious, and with true leaders. With months since the last engagements new areas of conflict have opened up, new ships have been spotted in the skies, and new leadership has ushered in vital missions that will decide the fate of the world.

If you want to survive read on. Continue reading

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Are you ready?

Are you ready?

Starting Wednesday November 9th, the new new patch hits and war comes to Icarus, but we need people to test it out before hand! We’re doing a massive testing call tonight at 9 pm eastern, 1 AM GMT (we believe with the daylight savings.)

This is to give us an opportunity to look through all the new UI, systems, and exciting features we’re putting in and make sure there’s no major break points. Please come join us test and if you don’t have access to the dev app get your key here!

Find the full notes below! Continue reading

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Weeks of excitement!

Weeks of excitement!

Hey everyone!

We made it! We are 4 Years old! It has been an amazing adventure with great successes and great opportunities to learn. We want to thank everyone. From the people who played just a couple hours to the people who have literal months worth of play time, all of you have contributed to where we’re at today.

In-game right now you’ll find Fireworks turned on for this celebration! They’ll stay on for a bit and we hope you enjoy the colored skies. Also if you’ve previously signed up for our newsletter  before November 1st (which you can do at the right side of the page.) You have received not only a FREE copy of the game, but also over $30 worth of in-game items. This isn’t the end of the goodies though. Some more special stuff will be coming the 7th to everyone in-game including exclusive items you can only get by signing on during our birthday celebrations.

Also starting the 7th is the Beta will be in-game! All players will get a chance to see all our new work and take part in Guns of Icarus’s first war! The faction map you played on has been completely revamped and during the Alpha players just got to play the pre-war stage. Be prepared for some ultra-violence!

Another special big thanks to everyone who has been testing with us over the past month and a half to try and improve the mobula, the squid, and skyball! We’re really close and we want to get ready for a creative test week. Basically every random idea that you ever murmured to yourself “I bet this would be fun.” Send in all your ideas to feedback@musegames.com and all the ones we can try we’ll put into the dev app. Things like changing numbers or like was suggested putting some of the stacks from the flare gun onto the secondary damage instead of just the primary (huge implications for things like burst.)

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