In late December of last year, we already announced on the official Galaxy on Fire fan page on Facebook that we might have a pretty cool announcement up our sleeves for you in early January. While we had originally planned to let the cat out of the bag right after we’d returned to work from our company holidays, we ended up postponing the announcement a little, because we wanted to wait until the product we were about to introduce had received another round of polishing and thus would look even better on the screenshots that would go along with the introduction. Plus, it took us a little longer than expected to agree on the final and definite title of the game in question and it wouldn’t have made sense to introduce it to the public with an interim title, which might still undergo several changes in the days and weeks after the announcement.
But now all these things are settled and we’re happy, proud and excited to introduce you to Galaxy on Fire – Alliances, our very first massively multiplayer online game for smartphones and tablets! Yeah right, we’re finally bringing cooperative and competitive gaming to the GOF universe! This time, however, the general gameplay mechanics and overall gaming experience will be quite a bit different from the previous Galaxy on Fire games. Because in Alliances you’ll not be flying your own space ship from one end of the galaxy to the other and kicking a lot of space pirate ass on your interplanetary journeys, but rather will you be building, managing and expanding your own galactic empire in a remote and hitherto unexplored star cluster on the outer edge of the universe.
As you might have guessed by now, Galaxy on Fire – Alliances will not be an action game like the first two installments of the GOF saga. Instead, it will be a massively multiplayer online strategy game with real-time elements that will require you to build up your own star base, gather resources, assemble a fleet, form alliances and, of course, conquer new territories. If it has always been your dream to rise from a mere henchman of the Terran Federation, Vossk Empire or Nivelian Republic to an intergalactic overlord who rules a gigantic empire with an iron fist, you’ve now got the chance to make this dream become reality. And if you’re not that fond of brawls ‘n battles at all and rather prefer a peaceful administration of your delegated star systems, that shouldn’t hold you back either, as conquest and diplomacy play an equal share in Alliances and there’s more than one way to claim the interstellar throne and become the undisputed master of the universe.
In the weeks and months prior to the title’s launch on the App Store – which is currently scheduled for Q3 of 2013 – we will surely fill you in on all the different aspects, phases and steps of the production and development of Alliances. And believe me, we’ll surely have a lot of cool stuff to talk about, because not only does Alliances mark the biggest and most ambitious project in the history of Fishlabs, but also will it contain tons of spectacular features that you won’t see every day in a multiplayer strategy game for smartphones and tablets. Among others, these features include state-of-the-art 3D graphics and full English voice-overs, just to name a few.
So let’s hear it from you, guys. Judging from our latest press release and the first couple of screenshots and concept artworks, what’s your first impression of Alliances? Which of the three races are you most likely gonna choose and which of your fellow Fishlabbers and GOF2 players are you looking forward to the most to either form an alliance with or crush into cosmic dust? Post your answers and whatever else you’d like to share about Alliances in the comments. And, if you haven’t already done so, make sure to “like” www.Facebook.com/GalaxyOnFire as well. Because that’s where you’re most likely gonna find exclusive screenshots and other pre-release stuff on a more or less regular basis from now on until the title’s finally released.
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