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Wage futuristic war by piloting a fully customizable 50 foot tall mech into battle. Fight for personal glory or battle for territorial domination in a persistent online warzone with your friends in various unique battlefields and combat environments. Do your duty. Serve your people. Pull the trigger!
Release Date: Jul 22, 2014
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

Dark Horizons : Mechanized Corps has been brought to the Steam Early Access program by its development team at Max Gaming Technologies, LLC. in order to enable fans of this genre to have the greatest influence possible on the title’s development.

We are all mech fans here at Max Gaming Technologies, LLC., so we know how passionate many of you are about wanting a great Mech combat experience. As such we want to ensure that each of our supporters has the opportunity to help influence the game's development as much as possible. Not to just refine and tweak the experience, but to make it more Mech smashing bad-ass with each and every release!

How long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our goal is to have Dark Horizons : Mechanized Corps completed some time in 2015. However with this said, this is just an estimate and is entirely dependent upon just how awesome you guys are at supporting the game while it is in Early Access through your purchase of the game and with the fantastic feedback that we know you the community want to give.

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The initial Early Access version of the game contains much of the core combat game play for Dark Horizons : Mechanized Corps. The initial Early Access version of the game will launch with a handful of missions and game types, the ability to play on and offline, and will contain the starter Mechs for each class along with a variety of weapons and equipment to customize each Mech with.

As we develop thru Early Access our goal is to iteratively enhance the game towards the full release content plans, which will include many additional Mechs, weapons, updated graphics and animations, game play modes and features and our full vision of the persistent online battle engine called "Faction Wars".

Faction Wars will be an online representation of the Dark Horizons Universe with a persistent war map where player driven squads and factions will play to capture territory, gain in-game bonuses and fight for superiority. Features will include large map battles, small recon and raid type battles, arena competitions and allow players to earn in-game credits to build out their Mechs.

The full version will also have a full set of support for many popular Steam features including a full set of stats, leaderboards, achievements, full controller support, Big Picture support and SteamOS. Again, many of these features will be available as they are integrated during Early Access.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“While Dark Horizons : Mechanized Corps is currently in “Alpha”, core functionality is implemented and playable. However, players should expect bugs, possible crashes, game play balancing tweaks, frequent updates and an enjoyable game experience while helping influence development.

Current feature include but are not limited to:
  • 4 Mech Classes
  • 35 different weapons an equipment
  • Full Mech customization
  • 2 playable levels
  • 3 game play models (Attrition, Free For All, Mini-Nuke)
  • Online and offline game support

We recommend that you not buy or play the game during Early Access unless you clearly understand what Early Access is and are interested in helping improve the game during its development.

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Please note that the Dark Horizons : Mechanized Corps will likely be in “Early Adopter” status until some time in 2015, as such our current pricing has been set to reflect its ‘in early development’ nature.

As we reach new milestones, you may see the price of the game increase to reflect this new content. As an early adopter of the Dark Horizons : Mechanized Corps you will be entitled to all future updates (including DLC) for free.

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“While Dark Horizons : Mechanized Corps is in Early Access we will be capturing anonymous analytics data and interacting as closely as we can to community here on Steam. While we have a big list of things we want to accomplish with this game, we know that what is most important is ensuring that we fine tune, enhance and provide new content that will help make the game experience right at every stage possible.

We want to recapture what helped make our first mech title Dark Horizons Lore : Invasion both a 2005 IGF finalist and a cult classic by making the game more than just something you kill time in, but by making it an experience that you partake in and feel a part of as the game changes and adapts via the Faction Wars feature as it happens. As such your involvement in the game and its community is critical towards what the final outcome of the game will be.

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Scheduled Fight times! and Dev chats.

July 23rd, 2014

To promote some multi-player action we will be scheduling Fights nights starting next week. We will be putting these times on the game's group calendar and posting announcements each week.

We will try to scatter the times a bit since currently about 50% of the game owners are in North America and 50% are in the EU or Russia.

If you haven't joined the game group yet head over to http://steamcommunity.com/games/dhmc .

We will also be doing dev chats in the groups chat channel every couple weeks.

Cheers

MGT Staff

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Now Available on Steam Early Access - Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps

July 22nd, 2014

Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps is Now Available on Steam Early Access!

Max Gaming Technologies is pleased to announce that its latest mech game “Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps” is now available for Early Access for the PC platform through the Steam network. We invite all mech fans to come and join us during early access development to wage futuristic war by piloting a fully customizable 50 foot tall mechs into online battle and in the process take part in shaping “Dark Horizons: Mechanized Corps” by providing feedback directly to the development team.

Throughout each update during the Early Access cycle new content will be added and enhanced to allow you to fight for personal glory or battle for territorial domination in a persistent online warzone with your friends in various unique battlefields and combat environments.

Do your duty. Serve your people. Pull the trigger!

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About the Game

WARNING: THIS GAME IS CURRENTLY IN EARLY ACCESS AND IS CONSIDERED IN ALPHA. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN ACTIVE DEVELOPMENT OF A GAME, PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE THIS ITEM. YOU WILL EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE BUGS, GAME RE-BALANCING AND PERSISTENT STAT RESETS DURING THE DEVELOPMENT PERIOD OF THIS GAME.

In the year 2210, fifty years after the start of the machine wars, the battle mech is the premier weapon of war. Standing over 35 feet tall and weighing up to 40 tons, these hulking behemoths are walking arsenals of firepower and armor that have no other rival in a theatre of war. As part of your factions Mechanized Corps, you will need to utilize your intellect to custom configure battle mechs that suits both your play style and the mission parameters as well as hone your skills and cunning as a pilot to survive

Play on your own or join the action online in a persistent warzone called “Faction Wars” that enables you to not only fight for domination over mission zones to earn unique unlocks and achievements, but also create and manage squadrons, and tracks player and squadron stats.

Dark Horizons : Mechanized Corps is the sequel to the 2005 Independent Games Festival Finalist “Dark Horizons Lore” reviewed on The Junkyard http://legacy.the-junkyard.net/reviews.php?action=viewreview&id=46.

Currently Implemented Features:

  • Intense mech based combat. Unleash your firepower and tactics on your opponents. focus your attacks to localize damage to destroy weapons, equipment or even cripple and more readily destroy enemy mechs.
  • Customize multiple mechs to suit different styles of play or mission types. Choose from 4 different mech classes, 35 different weapons and pieces of equipment, custom paint styles and colors and more. You can employ any of these saved configurations in-game as you play.
  • Play any mission offline versus bots, in instant action mode.
  • Or get into the action online against up to 16 other players (per mission)! NOTE: 32 players being worked on.
  • Earn stats for leaderboards and achievement unlocks in a persistent game environment.
  • Massive mission environments, with 2-3 zones at launch of early access.
  • 3 games modes including Attrition, Free for All, and Mini-nuke.

NOTE: The Faction Wars system is currently still in development, but out first order of business after EA launch is to work on getting the persistent stats feeding into the online war map system.

Features that are in development
  • Create or join a squad and fight together to take control of various mission zones online.
  • 32 players for online missions.
  • Addition of dozens of new and unique weapons and equipment to configure your mech with.
  • More mechs for each class, providing additional unique configuration options to try out.
  • Faction Wars, the persistent online war component will be implemented on a ongoing basis with features like:
    • Variable spawn points per mission based on which faction has control over that mission online and other factors.
    • Implementation of 3 main factions (Federated States, Eastern Confederation, Overload Mercenary Guild).
    • Contract missions for mercenaries and faction pilots.
    • Co-op missions with special raid and recon missions.
    • Pilot progression through military ranks that also unlock faction bonuses.
  • Deploy equipment in-game at various locations throughout each mission to construct bases that will help secure key locations and enable your team to take control of the mission against your opponents.
  • Additional Game play modes like Siege, Raids, and Arena mode.
  • Addition of new missions through out Early Access.
  • Support for additional platforms (Linux/SteamOS/Mac).

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2
    • Processor: Dual core 2GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 256MB Video Ram
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8.1
    • Processor: Dual Core 3GHz
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 512MB Video Ram
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
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1 review
1.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
If you are expecting to get a polished Mech game up front with a large server population, please do not buy this game, watch it with interest but do not buy.

If you want to help participate in helping to flesh out and test a fun Mech combat game this might be for you.

For much less then I blow on a meal, I bought access into this game figuring I would just wait and see. I have found playing just a short while that I can see some potential in this game. Being in an Australian timezone I feel it will be a long time before I can play online with the dedicated servers due to ping and player numbers, so I am restricted to Single player. However the beauty of this game is if I can get enough friends interested, I can run my own dedicated server.

The fact this game even has that mode is GREAT, it adds much more variety & options then the drudgery that is playing MWO, or Hawken.

"SO FAR" the devs are showing interest in the community feedback so far which is great, if they can keep that up, that will help them a long way.

The graphics aren't phenomal, though respectable, the gameplay mechanics work, though do need a lot of work, and the devs are stated that is part of their plan which is good. The overall Vision the developers have for this game is very good, its just a matter of whether they are able to get there.

If you just consider this a Speccie stock purchase, and play a bit now and then and provide feedback it will hopefully help the Devs get this game to where they want.
Posted: July 23rd, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Nice and Solid Gameplay despite the EA release, but the Soft Launch is killing it slowly.
Posted: July 24th, 2014
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
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5.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I thought the game played solid. Plenty of Mech variations and weapons. I had no problem climbing in and doing battle. The missions are well made and full featured, and the bots play well. Not bad for early access. I'm sure they'll be adding stuff and tweaking the hell out of it in the coming months. I'm looking forward to when we can form squads and track stats and have an effect on the war. Then this game will become really great.
Posted: July 22nd, 2014
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
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As a Starsiege fan I have to say that I was pretty surprised at what I got for an early access game. The game just went live today but already you can see a lot of cool things happening in regards to giving you that stompy mech experiance that has been missing all these years. It's also really nice that there are both online and offline options so you can play against other players or try out different mech configs on your own. So overall while its a bit rough around the edges, so far so good :)
Posted: July 22nd, 2014
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3 of 27 people (11%) found this review helpful
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If you are on the fence about getting this game I would adivse you to stay away from it. The servers are unpopulated, the gameplay feels clunky, and the graphics are poor.
Posted: July 22nd, 2014
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