You may have noticed that Guns of Icarus Online is finally in the Steam Coming Soon area: http://store.steampowered.com/app/209080
We’re really excited! This informal message is to let you know that PLUS let you know Closed Beta is coming in about two weeks and will last for 5 weekend long events before entering full Open Beta.
During these weekends we’re going to be doing Dev + Press vs. Players Press Previews where we will give you a tour of what’s in the game, what is coming soon, what is coming later, and join you in some steam punk mayhem. After the guided tour the press member will be given free reign to do what they please in the following days/weeks. We feel it is important for us to establish the context of the current state of the game and its rather grand direction with regards to the eventual PVE world before letting you guys go nuke things with heat beams, missiles, gattling guns, flak cannons, flamethrowers… sorry where was I going with this?
All of these events are going to take place on a Fri-Sun period and if you wish to participate (and I wish you would) I would like you to email me as soon as possible with interest and we’ll hammer down which weekend, which day, and at what time as we get closer to the closed beta launch. Because we’re an indie studio we don’t plan on embargoing any material you want, ranging from video, screen captures, or even recording our press tour with our voices and lame jokes.
Finally and similarly, unless you have some reason for us to avoid it, we’ll be posting a schedule to our testers so they know which sites and when to be online so they can blow up their favorite writers and editors.
All of this plus much more in store for Open Beta and Launch! We’re very open to suggestions for attracting as large a player pool as possible for Open Beta and really stress testing.
Please contact me to arrange events, suggest ideas, or just generally lend your support!