Black Skylands is a retro-styled “skypunk” recreation a couple of lady named Eva on a quest for revenge towards the raiders who murdered her father and destroyed her dwelling. It blends parts of open-world sandbox video games and top-down shooters, and is about to launch into Early Entry someday this summer season—however when you’re curious, you’ll be able to play it proper now.
To get in, simply head over to the Steam web page and click on the button requesting entry to the playtest. After a comparatively small obtain—about 170MB—you may be able to take to the skies. The playtest kicks off with a really fundamental tutorial that pays no heed to the narrative, however that is okay as a result of, because the opening message notes, the story within the full recreation goes to be totally different from what’s within the demo anyway. Understandably in a pre-Early Entry demo, there are a couple of bugs that you just would possibly run throughout, though the little bit I performed appeared fairly steady.
The Steam itemizing says that Black Skyland will go into Early Entry launch someday earlier than the top of June, and it is anticipated to remain there for as much as a yr. The ultimate model will probably be roughly double the scale of the preliminary launch, however a call on a doable worth enhance when full launch takes place hasn’t been made.
“We love getting suggestions. Furthermore, for us it is a want,” developer Hungry Sofa Video games mentioned. “As we have already talked about above, it is unattainable with out a strong participant base. We imagine that an Early Entry launch will permit us to construct such a base and on this method gamers might help to ultimately get the model of the sport that they most wish to play.”
The Black Skylands playtest is open to all—the one catch is that you will want to maneuver on it pretty shortly, as a result of it wraps up on April 30. You may sustain with what’s occurring within the playtest and past by way of the Black Skylands Discord.