Trying out a new ambush mode, but the AI jumped us with over 100 objectives!
We've been testing out a lot of new ideas all through the week. Ambush, Skyball, and new VIP changes are being worked on right now. With all the work both Skyball and the VIP changes are ready to get dirty and have players run though them. You can find their testing through the Experimental Crew. We'd love everyone to show up and let us know what you think of what we're working on.
As always we'll be live at 3 pm eastern at https://www.twitch.tv/gunsoficarus to talk about these changes and new game modes live. Come ask questions, be a part of exclusive events and rewards, and join in the community experience!
Don't forget the "Why We Fly" Video event[gunsoficarus.com] is live! Exclusive titles and a chance to be one of the faces of Guns of Icarus is up for grabs!
Next up is what the team has been working on this week.
Been recovering from a viral infection thing with symptoms that somehow sounded a bit like ZIKA. Otherwise, I've been doing a bit of planning for CoxCon, for an open alpha event (stay tuned!).
SPIES. EVERYONE LOOVESSSS SPIIIES!!
Ambush mode and bug fixes.
Bringing the whole of Guns development into a newer version of the game engine (Unity 5.2), and dealing with the inevitable complications of that.
Working on new States for Ai Airships, ship editor improvements to improve artist workflow, Fixing AI Flare issues, testing Unity 5.
Press organization, content generation, and testing optimization.
Last and never least is our player of the week:
"This... beautiful man is a legend. He not only always keeps a positive outlook towards anything he always has that calm voice even when everything is falling apart."
Why do you choose to fly in these bullet riddled skies?
We’re creating a video of the best part of our game: the community! All you have to do is send footage of yourself or of you playing in one of the listed situations. Everyone who sends in footage will receive an exclusive title reward: Evangelist. If you do one for every situation you will receive a second exclusive title: World Bearer.
The videos that make the cut will be edited together into a community “Why we fly” video. We truly appreciate the time our players put in and want to show them off to the world!
Send your entries to http://mailto:email@example.com, please have the subject line read “Why we fly” and include your in-game name. Contest submissions will be accepted up until July 1st
Situations: You can send in footage for one or all of these situations. These help us put a theme to the video and make editing and categorizing much easier. Examples are included for each of these. Feel free to take artistic license with any of these ideas. Videos can use webcam, in-game, related media, or any combination. Feel free to let your creative side flare!
There is no time requirement or limit for these videos.
Why I fly: A video with a description of why you love guns of Icarus.
Favorite Gameplay moment: Some gameplay (Can be of yourself or someone else) with commentary (either taken in the moment or added after.)
My faction: Announce your faction, it’s up to you if you want to include your reasoning.
Favorite Ship: Announce your favorite ship, it’s up to you if you want to include your reasoning.
Welcome to 1.4.6, one of the biggest patches to hit Guns of Icarus, with the first new entirely new game mode - VIP - in a long while! VIP is tactical, but also thrilling and violent. It's been really exciting and rewarding for us, as we're finally able to take the mechanics we've been developing for Alliance and bring them back to Skirmish PvP. Not only do we have the new VIP mode, we also have a massive tutorial revamp, complete with voice over, more interactive scenarios, and final tests for players to earn higher medals and rewards. There's more! A new coupon system and friend referral bonuses are here to reward everyone who's been so instrumental in helping us grow the community. This isn’t the end of skirmish content either. As we speak, another game mode - Skyball - is being designed for the next patch. It is an entirely different and unique sky sport game coming FREE to all owners of Guns of Icarus. Get ready for some zany fun and more explosions and stay tuned!
New VIP Game Mode You’ve gone out on your own to play this mode, and we’ve seen how much fun you all have. We’ve connected with Tropo, Richard, and KitkatKitty the creator and organizers of the player run VIP matches to discover how your rules and nuances make the mode fun. Score points by killing each team’s VIP. If the VIP kills another VIP, you get bonus points! First team to get the required points wins the match. Important thing to note, the first ship on each team in the match lobby is designated as the VIP. Plan accordingly! There are 5 revised maps to play this hectic mode on with a set of achievements to boot. Happy Hunting.
Alliance Sprung a Leak!!
While we’re deploying this morning, we misconfigured something… And! All the first level costumes for Alliance are now in the game! it’s not often that our mistakes have pure, unintended, and positive consequences. While we have to rework our progression for Alliance, we’re happy to announce that everyone in game is now gifted (accidentally :D) an Alliance custom free! Enjoy! If you so choose, the Alliance preorder is on our Steam store page, feel free to check it out.
New Tutorial The best crew member is a crew who knows how to complete basic tasks on the ship. This is why we’ve completely revamped our tutorial to ensure that new players can have a place on every ship. It even offers mini-game challenges that even the experienced players can test the skills with and earn medals. There are tutorials for all classes and each one is meticulously instructed by Captain Morrison via radio (just in case you crash the ship). These revisions should offer a more in-depth yet concise, and highly engaging way to learn how to play the game.
New Friend Referral
Our players have gone out of their way to recruit, refer, and bring in an amazing number of friends, and it’s vital to the growth of our community. It’s the reason we have such great clans and upstanding players. To reward and push for more players to do the same, we’ve added in a referral system. On the main page you can click the “Review and Recruit” button to get your code and give it to friends. Once they redeem this code you and them will earn items, dyes, and exclusive titles! Each player can only be recruited once so make sure to grab your friends quickly and look for more.
New Coupon System A new reward has been added into the game. Coupons! You’ll be able to receive these in the new friend referral feature and in other upcoming reward systems. These coupons will give you your choice of items from the store at a discount instead of simply being assigned a reward. Once you get one all you have to do is use the store and you will see your coupon applied on checkout.