Steel Seraph pre-early access beta is live. Game launches on itch.io march 30.

deepshock

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https://deepshock.itch.io/steel-seraph (0.9.9.3 is current at the time of this post)
Direct mirror link to .zip file: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AoAjdy3oLY3LnB-EpDOest__ctRr
The game will gradually expand its launch sphere as it is approved on various other platforms, but I will start with itch.io.

This is a beta of a game that will be launched in Early Access on March 30, 2019, at Island Entertainment Expo (www.islandexpo.com) in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada. As of the 30th, the game will be available for retail with all post-beta improvements and any others needed between now and then, for $5 Canadian. This price will not rise with the completion of content.
If you have downloaded the beta and played the game, send an email to jordan.s.h.thomas@gmail.com with detailed feedback, or use betabound's link if approved (to be edited in in that same circumstance), and I will send you a free key for the game in early April, after the Island Entertainment Expo launch of the game.

In the year 2299 of the Galactic Standard Calendar, a host of invasive species descends on the colony planet Hera. You are Séraphine Letourneau, a test pilot for a major research and development company forced to join the fight after they invade during a routine test of an experimental flight suit. Challenge the enemy on the ground or in the air, gradually earning weapons, upgrades and defensive tools in the effort to save the planet in a top-down shooter/adventure hybrid inspired by games like The Guardian Legend, Zelda: A Link to the Past and Fester's Quest.


Bombini

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Hi,
played only for a few minutes and liked it. there is a bit much text and tutorial interruptions for my taste. i would cut some of them to get player faster into the action.

Cheers!

deepshock

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Thanks for your response. Glad you liked what you played.

The tutorial bits were added on player feedback, but I can potentially allow a game option which has the tutorial on by default, but able to be turned off. It'd fit well with the game options being something you see before the title screen. The "off" option would have us already on the ground after battling Kirin, with the Spread Gun being in the inventory right away.

« Last Edit: March 12, 2019, 01:28:34 pm by deepshock »

Bombini

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That might be a good idea because there are palyers like me who know these types of games and just want to get it. I will play more in the next days.
Cheers!

deepshock

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When you get back at it (that goes for anyone else too), let me know if the CTRL key is working for you to bring you to the map. If not, that's the next thing I have to sort out. It might be an issue with the new version. Thanks in advance.

Bombini

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No its not. Also i dont see my character in the main boss stage on the white background.

deepshock

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Thank you. I'm getting on that now and I'll have one last updated beta build coming Saturday, 2 weeks before the Early Access release. I'll have that sorted out before long.

deepshock

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Final beta is up. The next build will be the early access launch one. I'll make sure it's as ready for that as possible in the 12 days remaining.

Itch.io- https://deepshock.itch.io/steel-seraph
Gamejolt- https://gamejolt.com/games/steel-seraph/89348

I'm also targeting Discord, Epic and Steam with the main build, and have started with all of them.  The game on Epic will be far later coming (since they mentioned that their Q1 and Q2 list of games is almost complete and it'll be a while before I get any new info from them.)

« Last Edit: March 18, 2019, 06:32:16 pm by deepshock »

deepshock

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...And here it is. It's not yet ready for Steam or Discord (and Epic will, again, require a few more months to even be able to vet it), but it's on itch and GJ right now.

Itch.io- https://deepshock.itch.io/steel-seraph
Gamejolt- https://gamejolt.com/games/steel-seraph/89348
The price is $4 Canadian and will stay that way unless it's part of a sale.

Bombini

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Congratulations!
Please let us know how it performs.

deepshock

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Even in its earliest sale state it's getting SOME bites: 3 sales on steam and 2 on itch. It sounds REALLY slow, but hey, early access gonna early access. I think the closer the game gets to completion, the more confidence I'll earn from potential players in the process, and it IS something I'll have to earn, possibly over months.

Here are my Steam and Discord links.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1052390/Steel_Seraph/
https://discordapp.com/store/skus/555820631007035413/steel-seraph