Of Guards and Thieves - Announcement: Moving to Free To Play section.
Note: this is part of a series of updates with lots of changes under the hood that we need to test in order to proceed with the r.80.x release.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Moving to Free to Play section on Steam
Hi guys, we are almost ready to move "Of Guards and Thieves" inside the Free To Play section here on Steam. This is a partial and early release for testing purpose. Date for the Official Free To Play release launch will be announced soon.
More discoverability: increase in the userbase.
Practically not that much in terms of content and account management, in fact "Of Guards and Thieves" was born and designed as a Free To Play game.
The current and already available Demo version of the game will become the new Free To Play edition.
The current Early Access version of the game will be renamed as "Permanent Gold Account" and remain available for new players as a buyable DLC.
This new DLC edition will maintain all the benefits/extra content already available in the current Early Access product. ***Please read below for details.
All the classes are now available for everyone, but F2P users will need to level up in order to unlock them, Early Access/Permanent Gold Account users instead will have all the classes unlocked by default.
OGAT will become a Pay To Win game?
NO. And never will be: we have removed the class limitation for F2P user exactly for this reason.
Avoid PAY TO WIN feeling and complaints at all cost is one of our primary goals. Permanent Gold Users have to perceived as useful and friendly resource for anyone, not as an enemy.
I have already bought the game, what to do?
Early Access users will receive the "Permanent Gold Account" DLC for free, more detail about that will be explained soon. If you have already bought the game you do not have to buy back the DLC.
Why you are moving the game into the Free To Play section?
Due to some recent problems we lost almost 80% of our old F2P userbase from the webplayer edition available on Kongregate/Facebook/Gamejolt. That's because the game engine we use is no longer supported by browser like it did in the past. Apart from this, going F2P was our original plan so we're just anticipating the changes.
OGAT will remain in Early Access phase?
Yes, we want to add new content, features, and polishing to the game before declaring it complete.
Of Guards and Thieves - Permanent Gold Account DLC will still have the ability to have more content like extra Gamemodes and Maps, In-Game Map Editor, exclusive Avatars, Golden Star next to your username and more.
12 extra Gamemodes hosting capabilities.
In-Game Map Editor.
Golden Star displayed everywhere.
XP gain boost (x1.25) (*applied to everyone in the server you're playing in)
9 extra Official Maps hosting capabilities.
29 extra profile Avatars.
*Note that more content and features will be added with future updates. (like extra skins for weapons/classes, clan creation capability and more.)
Feature Details - In-Game Map Editor
More than 1100 unique placeable objects
100x100 meters editable space
Up to 7 unique layer editing
Online loading/saving of maps
Online multiplayer map editing
Basic pixel painting
Feature Detail - Extra Gamemodes
DE - Bomb Defusal
CTF - Capture The Flag (Guards vs Thieves)
TDM - Team Deathmatch (Guards vs Thieves)
gTDM - Guards Team Deathmatch (Guards vs Guards)
VIP - V.I.P Escape
IG - Instagib
RAC - Racing
MAP - Map Editor
MB - MadBall
SL - Faceless
gCTF - Guards Capture The Flag (Guards vs Guards)
igCTF -Instagib Capture The Flag
For any questions feel free to contact us on our official Discord Server or Community Forum.
DISCORD Official Server
Official Discord server is now available! If you want to invite other players please use this link → https://discord.gg/VQbBwxm *Discord is available as Browser application and Standalone client for Win/Mac/Linux iOS and Android. Check here to download the client - https://discordapp.com/apps