Sci-fi looter shooter Space Punks announced for April 20
03/29/2022 - Polish developer Flying Wild Hog today announced the upcoming launch date for the open beta of its top-down looter shooter Space Punks. Starting April 20, 2022, PC players will be able to take on space in "Space Punks" galaxy full of weapons, glory and over-the-top action via the Epic Games Store.
Space Punks, developed by Flying Wild Hog Studio in Krakow, is a free-to-play top-down action role-playing game (ARPG) set in a whimsical sci-fi universe. Players:inside pave their way to fame and fortune there by earning easy money in extremely dangerous ways. Space Punks is published by leading UK video game publisher Jagex, the developer and publisher of the iconic RuneScape franchise. The company brings its more than 20 years of lively game development experience to Flying Wild Hog`s latest title.
The Open Beta Update
As part of the Open Beta Update (or "The Cracked One" update for those keeping up), new and returning players:inside will experience the overhaul of the core gameplay loop with new "Get-A-Job" and Craftron 2000 system enhancements, as well as new end-game content with "The Crack." A new endless experience set in the depths of a black hole of sorts. Up to four players can dive into it together to explore the unknown and reach infinity.
Micha Kuk, Head of Krakow Studio at Flying Wild Hog and Space Punks Game Director, commented:"We are incredibly proud of what we have created with Space Punks so far. The last few months of Early Access have helped refine and fine-tune the core concepts of the game - taking into account important player feedback at every stage of development. Players can look forward to a unique blend of over-the-top sci-fi action RPG with self-aware humor, with enough weapons, grenades, gadgets and gizmos to keep them coming back for more. Open Beta means we`re looking forward to welcoming more players than ever before into the world of Space Punks. But that doesn`t mean we`ve stopped listening to our important player community, or that we`re pretty much done working on the game. We have so much more we want to add in the coming months, and can`t wait to show the wider player community what we`ve been working on!"
Phil Mansell, CEO of Jagex, said: "Space Punks embodies Jagex`s living games philosophy by providing players with an ever-evolving multiplayer experience with a strong focus on social play. Working closely with a game`s community is central to our work for the RuneScape franchise. It is therefore a great pleasure to work with a studio like Flying Wild Hog, whose values align so closely with our own. It was a privilege to support Flying Wild Hog during the Early Access phase of development, and we look forward to supporting them during the game`s Open Beta phase on the Epic Games Store so that they can build a long-term and meaningful relationship with players through 2022 and beyond."
From April 20, 2022, players:inside will be able to jump right into Space Punks` Open Beta. Those who wish to further support the game`s development and look good doing it can purchase a Founders Pack from the Epic Games Store.
Source: Press release