Age
24
Joined
Last Online
About me

Community Manager for Focus Home Interactive.

Twitter: @Iyagovos

Recent Posts
posted in Battlefleet Gothic: Armada read more

0_1544006110507_BattlefleetGothicArmada2_logo_08.jpg

After the release of the first Battle Overview Trailer last week, we are proud to present our hotly-anticipated follow-up, releasing alongside the start of the first beta open for all players who pre-ordered the game on Steam.

We currently aim at 6pm CET for the release of the Beta.

In this new gameplay video, you’ll learn more about the specific skills and tactics that make up the epic space naval combat of Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2, from battle-turning abilities, to alternate ways to destroy your enemies, and new battlefield complications that make every fight unique.

Youtube Video

If you pre-order Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 on Steam, you will also receive access to a week-long beta ending on December 12.

This is the perfect opportunity for you to get an early look at Warhammer 40,000’s spectacular battleships and experience all of the original tabletop’s 12 factions and their playstyles.

0_1544001284693_BattlefleetGothicArmada2_logo_05.jpg

The first open Beta will feature the skirmish mode in multiplayer and against AI, as well as the basics of Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2’s epic battles with the campaign prologue. Our second pre-order beta will start in early January, running up to the launch of the game on January 24 - we'll have more details on that are coming soon.

At release, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 will feature three fully-fledged campaigns playable in both solo and co-op that will thrust players into the heart of the 13th Black Crusade as the Imperium, Necrons and Tyranids, alongside 1v1 and 2v2 skirmish and ranked multiplayer.

For a longer look at battles in Armada 2, check out our developer livestream and Q&A broadcast from last week.

Pre-Order now to receive access today to a week-long beta ending on December 12: http://battlefleetgothic-armada.com/shop

posted in Battlefleet Gothic: Armada read more

We're happy to announce that Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2's first Pre-Order Beta is live!

As announced earlier today in our Overview trailer Part 2, all players who have pre-ordered will now automatically receive access to a week-long beta ending on December 12.

This first open Beta will feature the skirmish mode in multiplayer and against AI, as well as the basics of Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2’s epic battles with the campaign prologue.

Please keep in mind that this is an actual Beta and we'd love to hear your feedback about the game. Don't expect an entirely polished experience as we're still working on ironing out technical issues and balancing.

You can post your feedback about the game in the Steam Discussion or here, in the official forum.

0_1544016233223_BattlefleetGothicArmada2_logo_02.jpg

It's your first time playing the Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, and you're feeling a little overwhelmed? That's understandable, there's a lot for you to take in when you first launch the game.

We've written a handy little guide to help new players get to grips with what to do when they first launch the game, and introduce the basic key mechanics, as well as showing you the easier factions to play.

[Solo - Prologue]

Firstly, you'll need to learn how to play the game. To do this, follow the steps below:

  1. Click New Campaign
  2. Click Launch Prologue

0_1544004679947_campaign_selection.png

This launches a short series of missions set during the Fall of Cadia. Here, you'll learn how to move, select units, how stealth works and how to bring war upon your enemies.

Please note that you are unable to save during the prologue.

Once the prologue is completed, you'll be ready for battle! In the Pre-Order Beta, skirmishes are available vs AI players, as well as against other human players in 1v1 and 2v2 modes.

[Battle mode]

To start setting up a skirmish, you will need to select Battle on the main menu. From here, you'll be able to play any of the twelve factions featured in Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2.

For players new to the game, we recommend playing one of the less micro-intensive factions, such as The Imperial Navy, Chaos, Necrons or T'au.

0_1544003571298_battle_faction_selection.png

To complete the faction selection, you have access to sub-factions.
It only changes in most cases the fleet color. Few sub-factions also grant you access to new skills (see bellow).

Once you've selected your faction and sub-faction, you'll need to also select two skills and upgrades. The locked skills you see here unlock when you play multiplayer matchmaking.

0_1544003586114_battle_skills_upgrades_selection.png

Then, select your fleet. For new players, we recommend using one of the premade fleets, to get a feeling for how that faction plays.
You will also be able to create you own custom fleet. But let's do this later, when you will be at ease with the game.

0_1544003597809_battle_premade_fleet_selection.png

You also have opportunities to tweak the match to your liking before starting.
To open the Skirmish map settings, click on the wheel button on the down-left corner of the screen.

  • You can disable victory by Domination or change the amount of points required for victory.
  • You can add environmental effects such as Space Titans, should you want to discover them in your skirmish.

Battle difficulty and enemy faction selection

When playing against an opposing AI, you are able to choose against which faction to play.
To do so, click on the Launch button (the big one, you can't miss it). A pop-up will allow you to choose the enemy faction as well as its difficulty.
Indeed, you can reduce (or increase) the difficulty of your opponent by changing the fleet points they have available.

"I have some friends on steam playing the Beta too, can I play with them?"

Yes, of course! To do this, you'll need to invite them to your battle. From the Battle menu, you'll simply click "Invite Player" on the right side of the screen. After inviting them, you can play against them, or with them in a 2vAI mode. In 2VAI, each player will have 600 fleet points available to them.

Thank you, and good luck out there!
Focus Home Interactive and Tindalos Interactive

posted in MudRunner - Off-Topic read more

Hey there,

There isn't currently this option, but I'll pass it along to the team 🙂

posted in MudRunner - Bug Reports read more

Which maps are they not spawning on, please?

posted in MudRunner - General Discussion read more

@zamal We haven't announced anything.

posted in Insurgency: Sandstorm read more

Insurgency: Sandstorm brings action-packed, nerve-wracking modern military combat on Friday, December 7 and running through the weekend, as an open beta period will invite everyone to try the game for free on Steam.

To get potential players ready, the new Gameplay Overview Trailer, commentated by the developers, breaks down all the ways Insurgency: Sandstorm is unique, from the high lethality gunplay, to an atmospheric minimal HUD, to Commander-Observer tagteams calling in fire support, to the extensive character and weapon customization, to the very design of maps, modes, and even sound.

Youtube Video

New World Interactive’s lead game designer Michael Tsarouhas narrates the action, explaining every movement, explosion, and pull of the trigger. Across eight minutes of gameplay footage he explains how New World Interactive combined the best of shooter fundamentals with a realistic approach to ballistics, equipment, and other gameplay factors, creating an incredible FPS experience. Everything you see - from weapons to vehicles to maps and modes - will be available in the Open Beta for everyone.

We are currently putting the finishing touches on a massive update to deploy when the Open Beta starts, representing a big content upgrade on the current Closed Beta offering. This includes the full map pool, character improvements including new voice lines, an optimization pass, and much more.

0_1543854404654_01 - logo.png

Insurgency: Sandstorm is also available in an ongoing pre-order beta, with thousands of players already playing, testing, and providing feedback on everything from weapon balance to optimization improvements. Updates and patches have been regular, taking community feedback into account as well as providing new content for those players that decided to jump in early.

Those who pre-order receive a 10% discount alongside their instant access to the pre-order beta, as well as an exclusive in-game tattoo cosmetic to show their veterancy in the years to come. An additional 10% loyalty discount will be given to fans that own the original Insurgency. This additional discount will be offered until the end of March 2019.

If you have any questions about Insurgency: Sandstorm for the team, we'll be hosting a Reddit AMA today (Dec 4th) at 12PM EDT. Join us there!

Insurgency: Sandstorm releases December 12th on PC. Steam pre-orders are available now and grant instant access to the ongoing beta testing phase.

posted in The Council read more

Play the full season of The Council now! The Complete Season including the final episode, Checkmate, releases today.

Take the last steps on Louis’ path – and decide the fate of the world.

The Complete Season and fifth episode of The Council, the narrative adventure game redefining the genre with RPG mechanics and consequences for every choice, releases today on PS4, Xbox One & PC digital stores. The Full Season Launch Trailer is the perfect occasion to look back at the strongest moments that punctuated the full season, and everything you’ve been through since the first episode.

Youtube Video

The Council has already enthralled players and press alike with a deep and captivating story featuring intricate characters and smart writing. The innovative RPG concept brings the genre beyond its boundaries and allows for meaningful choices with impactful consequences.

0_1543848981051_1_Checkmate.jpg

Episode 5: Checkmate puts all your decisions, mistakes, and victories at the fore as Louis’ alliances, enemies, and family all collide for a climactic confrontation. Who will win, and can the De Richets survive the island in the end?

Play the full Season now and finish your adventure in The Council Episode 5: Checkmate, where kings fall, pawns rise, and the choice, as always, is yours.

http://www.thecouncil-game.com/shop


Looks like your connection to Focus Home Interactive - Official Forums was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.