Our first Beta release

How do you rate it (out of 5)?


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Sai Wun

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Aug 13, 2014
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Hi everyone. Our first release of the Beta Programme is now available. The key feature is a first pass implementation of the base mechanics where you can gather resources to either earn money, refine and fabricate into vehicle blocks. Your single vehicle can then progress into a fleet of vehicles to protect your base and attack rival miners. Tell us what you think.
 

harpo99999

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Aug 14, 2014
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unfortunately even though I have been issued a an ice key,I can not use it as that company refuses to allow me to use them, is there any chance of a non- ice method of getting the beta's or even game at release?
 

Toybear

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Aug 14, 2014
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It is a nice first step, looking forward to more updates in the future. :)
 

Whensgen

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Aug 14, 2014
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But save and load, and the ability to steal the enemy's AI blocks would be great. It would let you get your light fleet up and ready fast. Maybe limit stolen AI, so they can't fight, but instead work as collectors. A pause in base would be great too, at least to set up the resources to process.
 

skedra

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My base shield doesn't seem to stop anything. I power it up with wood and the enemy cars run right through it and attack my base.
The shield is not fully functional yet, it will only heal you but not prevent the other bots from entering
 

IronSquid501

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The beta's a really great experience and I can tell this game's definitely going somewhere!
My only problem is... Well...
Less of this "waves of GeoCorp tanks armed with a dozen mortars assaulting you 24/7" thing would be great. It's kind of REALLY difficult to get anything done.
 
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The beta's a really great experience and I can tell this game's definitely going somewhere!
My only problem is... Well...
Less of this "waves of GeoCorp tanks armed with a dozen mortars assaulting you 24/7" thing would be great. It's kind of REALLY difficult to get anything done.
This

Game is really diffic. at the moment :D It's a challenge but I like it
 

Sai Wun

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Aug 13, 2014
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The game is not really balanced in terms of enemy difficulty yet. One of my first attempts was to build a pretty powerful vehicle before I started using the base components. But similar sized vehicles started attacking me.

So my top tip for now is to keep your vehicles relatively small and build a fleet of smallish vehicles to have more time using the base components, while fending off enemies which will also be relatively small.
 

Tony

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Really like the base mechanic so far. Starting with the plow is also a nice touch. I have some problems with refineing and selling resourses, but it's all very fun to play around with.
 

DuckMolotov

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Aug 16, 2014
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My heart sung with the implementation of the smaller plow!
The learning curve feels quite steep at the moment what with multi tasking the base mechanics whilst fending off hordes of deadly machinery. However I can honestly say I've never had so much pure fun with a Beta!

keep up the good work