Become the captain of an airship and explore the world of the skies, gather resources and build powerful weapons, uncover ancient secrets and fight beneath your ship's sails.
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Very Positive (28) - 89% of the 28 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (970) - 88% of the 970 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jul 9, 2021
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

Black Skylands is a big ambitious project by a small studio. Launching a finished 1.0 title would require one whole additional year in development. But most importantly: what we are seeking to create is a unique experience. Our game combines aspects of various genres: sandbox, RPG, top-down shooter, and even bullet hell. Therefore, many unorthodox design decisions need to be made. We are trying to blend together different gameplay mechanics, which means a lot of iterations and experimentation. Our desire is to do this with an involved and dedicated player base that we are able to get consistent feedback from. The plan is to rely on that feedback on our way to releasing a product that both players and dev team are extremely satisfied with.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Up to 12 months. We want to take our time and polish the game while adding as much quality content as our creative and technical capabilities allow us to!”

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

“According to our current plans, the final version of Black Skylands is going to be approximately twice the size of the Early Access version in terms of in-game content. We plan on improving the gameplay mechanics, conducting balancing revisions on a regular basis, and of course, be responsive to feedback coming from our players.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

Black Skylands is approximately half finished content-wise. The game is one hundred percent playable and is a full-fledged early version of our open world adventure. So there's only one way from here: upwards!
Please see the "About This Game" section of the steam page to see a full list of features in the current version of the game.”

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

“Yes, we are planning to increase the price of the game on its release out of Early Access.”

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

“Ah, our favorite part!

We love getting feedback. Moreover, for us it's a need. As we've already mentioned above, it's impossible without a solid player base. We believe that an Early Access launch will allow us to build such a base and in this manner players can help to eventually get the version of the game that they most want to play.

We’ve already implemented a fair number of suggestions from members of our community during the open playtest held from March to April of 2021, you’ve helped us iron out bugs and deal with other types of issues and we are so thankful for your continued participation and feedback. We would like our Steam forums, Discord server, subreddit and social pages to continue being the places where you guys could communicate with us directly. We welcome any kind of constructive criticism, suggestions, ideas and bug reports. Your support really means a lot!”
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About This Game

Black Skylands is the first steampunk experience that combines elements of open world, sandbox, top-down shooter, and adventure games.

You'll play as Eva, a proud, brave young woman, who wants revenge on the cold-blooded outlaws who destroyed everything she held dear. Become the captain of an airship and explore the world of the skies, gather resources and build powerful weapons, uncover ancient secrets and fight beneath your ship's sails.

However, keep in mind that outlaws are not the only threat you'll encounter. In the deepest depths of the dark skies, something far more dangerous lurks…

FEATURES



  • Fight in the skies and on land. Combine aerial and ground fighting tactics by using dozens of upgradeable weapons from your arsenal



  • Gather resources and upgrade your flying base. Create powerful artifacts, tinker in the workshop, construct buildings, set up production, and farm the land



  • Improve your ship. A maneuverable sloop, a spacious barge, or something in between — choose the airship that fits your playstyle



  • Conquer new territory. Liberate occupied lands, strengthen your influence, and unlock new opportunities for yourself



  • Explore an expansive open world. Travel through forests, farms, snowy lands, and ruins, and discover things no one has ever seen before



  • Go on raids to test yourself. Finished the main storyline? Take on tons of different challenges, destroy hordes of enemies, and get unique rewards

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i3 2125 3.30 GHz or later
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GT 750M
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated

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