Early Access and PAX Australia Wrap-up

Good news everyone! We’re working towards a Steam Early Access release on December 1! Initial release will include 30 missions, where you can unlock all the Standard sized ship components, and will be available for PC and Mac.

We had a great time at PAX Australia and it was nice meeting a bunch of Defect fans. It was the climax of Melbourne International Games Week, which started with the Unite Melbourne on Monday. We quite liked Unite, not just because it was full of the cool guests, but because Defect won the award for Overall Excellence! Thank you Unite!

Sam, Paul, Drew and Chris win with Defect at Unite Melbourne.

Sam, Paul, Drew and Chris win with Defect at Unite Melbourne.

We also got to talk to a bunch of fellow Australian developers and see what they’re working on. There’s so much great stuff out there that you should definitely take a look at. Party Golf and Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock Of Firetop Mountain are running Kickstarter campaigns right now. Rivalry (one of our favourite games at PAX) is going through Greenlight right now and needs your vote.

But we’re back to work now! We’ve been adding new levels, new art and new components. We’ve been polishing our existing levels based on feedback we’ve got from watching people play and from our Kickstarter backers. In fact, we’ve already implemented some tweaks and successfully tested them out at the local monthly game dev meetup. We’ve been balancing the way the Scrap economy works, so that you can actually afford to build the ships you want. We’ve also added some new ship components.

Some of the ship components we’ve added recently.

Some of the ship components we’ve added recently.

Blood Hawk uses the 2255 Repeller to push a defence platform into position.

Blood Hawk uses the 2255 Repeller to push a defence platform into position.

Next, we’re polishing and fixing bugs in the lead up to Early Access. More levels will be finalised and a few more ship pieces will be added. We’ll be taking screenshots and getting the Steam page ready for lots of fresh faces. Be sure to sign up to our Newsletter and follow us on Facebook/Twitter so you'll be the first to know when it's up!

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