Charging Ahead to Launch...
It's been a busy time for us at Muse Games! As we're heading closer to Guns of Icarus Online's September 30 launch date, things are really heating up! We just got back from PAX prime where we met fans and held press previews, the first Guns of Icarus Online tournament is in the works, we're rolling out new features like custom games, spectator mode, a party system, friend lists, and an in-game store, and of course beta testing is ongoing as we continually tweak, balance, refine, and polish the game...
Read on to see what we've been up to!
Announcing THUNDERDUNES, the first-ever Guns of Icarus Online Tournament!
As we hurtle towards launch in the last weeks of beta, it's time for all you airship Captains, Gunners, and Engineers to take to the skies and battle it out for the right to name yourselves CHAMPIONS OF THE DUNES!
When: Saturday, September 15, 2pm EST
Full details on the tournament page: http://binarybeast.com/xGoIO1209040
Signup is open to all beta participants until noon EST on Wednesday, September 12. Register on the forums: http://gunsoficarus.com/community/forum/discussion/407/goio-tournament-1-sign-up-thunderdunes
Discussion thread: http://gunsoficarus.com/community/forum/discussion/333/goio-tournament-1
We've been hard at work on new features to support tournaments and competitive play, including the ability to create and browse custom matches (currently live), plus support for spectator mode, party formation, and an in-game friends list (coming soon!). This tournament will be the first of many. Stay tuned at our website for info on the official livestream with tournament coverage, behind-the-scenes chat with the devs, and giveaways! Whether you're gunning to compete or just want to sit back and follow the action, we hope you'll join us for this historic milestone!
We have a brand-new epic trailer for launch!
I'll let this one speak for itself. :)
And a shiny new monthly newsletter!
As a Kickstarter backer, you'll always be kept in the loop. (We luv you guys!) But if you want to get even more Guns of Icarus Online goodness delivered straight to your inbox, we've just debuted our new monthly newsletter, which we'll be sending out like gear-filled, oil-streaked, steam-spewing, whack-it-occasionally-to-keep-it-running clockwork at or nearish the beginning of every month to keep you up to date with all that's happening in the world of Guns of Icarus Online.
Need a beta key?
We attempted to send keys to everyone who preordered the game, either through Kickstarter, our website, or Steam, but unfortunately we've gotten word that some of them didn't get through.
If you still haven't gotten a chance to try out the beta, you can visit the forums to request your key and we'll send you one (or a few for your friends) right away!
That's it for now!
Thanks for reading, and see you in the skies!
Guns of Icarus Online is nominated for Notable Kickstarter of the Year in Guild Launch's Dragonslayer Awards at Dragoncon this year! Winners are chosen by popular vote.
Please vote for us and help us spread the word by telling friends or post on facebook and twitter. Here's the link to the contest page:
To vote is really simple, it's just a click. The category we're in is at the very bottom of the page. Voting runs through August 31st.
Thanks very much! Best, Howard
We just made most of the gift items also available at:
Instead of sketches, the log book will have a block print of the Guns of Icarus log stamped on the inside page. We will also sign the art books!
Thanks very much and have a great weekend! Best, Howard
All the gift items have just gone out, everything shipped and delivered!
All in all, we shipped 347 items and drew 88 sketches. It was a ton of fun getting all the items together and really appreciate all the support once again. Although every time I walk into my neighborhood post office, the ladies at the counter all duck for cover, I really miss this process in a strange way. A lot of work, but a lot accomplished.
We created an album on facebook with all the sketches we drew in the log books:
If you already received your log book, feel free to go to the album, find your sketch and tag it!
For soundtracks and exclusive costumes, we'll be using Steam to deliver them.
For everyone who asked for the art book, USB, posters, and log books, we'll be putting them up on sale on the gunsoficarus.com site shortly. Working on photographing the items and configuring the page. In the meantime, here are some new pictures of the art book and USB stick:
Thanks very much! Best, Howard