Beta testing – once more
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It’s the beginning of October and the beta is not out yet and we apologize for this delay. It’s well on the way but we ran into several issues.
First of all, a couple of facts about the upcoming beta:
- It will be distributed through Desura.
- It will contain one scenario called “The Masquerade.”
- We estimate this scenario to have at least 3-4 hours of gameplay.
While our beta version won’t be a full game and some pieces will be missing, it will give you a really good first look at our game. We hope you will get a feeling of what it is like and we hope to work together with you deciding on some key issues in the game.
Translation, proof reading and testing took and still is taking quite a lot of time. Doing things through Desura also takes time but it’s still better than manage the whole process ourselves. Overall, maybe be should have chosen a simpler scenario to start with, but along with writing and testing it, we had to enhance our map editor to give us all the required functionality and it greatly helped. The game is becoming better and better and we are really close to finish what we need to and we hope to release the beta soon. This week probably not but the next week is likely if there are no further delays.
Big part of what we did was making building functionality of hiring units and trading items. It works already, and at the moment we are finishing some other features as well as fixing some last moment bugs. Here is a screenshot of this:
We keep watching what’s going on Kickstarter and back some projects here. Recently, we backed M.O.R.E. – old school turn-based 4X space strategy game. Turn-based combat in space! This game looks interesting and this project from our neighbors in Poland is worth checking out.
Alexander, Nikolay, Dmitry, Denis, Victor and Ressa