Early Access Information
Why Early Access?
Even though the game loop is in place and we've tested it on alpha testers since the Summer of 2021, here are still a lot of things we want to improve and we want to cooperate with the community when doing so. We see a huge benefit of involving the players in the development. There are always tough decisions to make in game development. Having an active user base, allows us to make better decisions. But, anyone buying the game during Early Access should be able to enjoy it as it is, even without committing to a community aspect or closely following development updates.
Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?
We anticipate the game being in Early Access for about one year. But this might change depending on player feedback.
How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
First and foremost we want to figure out, together with the community, what features we should prioritize. We have lots of ideas for the finished game, but since we have already been in development for over five years, we need a reality check. It comes down to what you, the player asks us for and what you enjoy in the game. We see no point in painting a grand roadmap of features that might change as soon as people get access to the game. Instead we intend to be humble and open to the requests of the community. But of course, we anticipate a lot of general quality of life improvements.
What is the current state of the Early Access version?
All major gameplay features are implemented. Two campaigns are finished and four factions are fully playable. Online and local multiplayer is working as intended. The level editor needs more polish, but is fully functional. There might be UI-elements, translations and overall user experience details that needs improvements.
Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?
We are not sure. We might raise the price once the game leaves Early Access as it will have more features and content.
How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?
We already have a great community on Discord that are actively helping us shape the game. We enjoy collaborating with the players and have no intentions of stopping that. We will extend the discussions to the Steam forums as well, to make sure that we don’t exclude input from users who aren’t active on Discord.