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Welcome everyone to the Iron Armada June roadmap update! Iron Armada Pre-Alpha v0.2.0 Welcome to Iron Armada's first major update! In this article we'll cover what new features and changes have been added to the game, what has been released to the public, and what we are next looking to complete! Iron Armada is a completely original game, written from scratch in Java by our community developers. If you want to be more involved with project development, make sure you follow the development channels below! If you wish to follow the project, try to stay active in our primary development channels. Iron Armada: Update Trailer & Development Vlog After a long period of radio silence... it is finally time to show you what we have been building! Version 0.2 brings a huge list of improvements and expansions into Iron Armada. This is the first major update we believe begins to illustrate Iron Armada's ultimate vision, and is also a strong preview of what to come. Our Iron Armada v0.2 Release Trailer New Major Features Version v0.2 is the first major expansion of Iron Armada that shows the power of our engine, and what is possible within the scope of our game. New features include complex ship construction, manned weapon systems, animation overhauls, sound effects, new gameplay mechanics, and fully upholstered artwork. New major features. Upcoming Features & Updates The current feature list is still only scratching the surface of what we have planned for Iron Armada. In this section I will give you a brief preview of our work-in-progress development on features we are expecting to release in future versions of the game. These features are not currently in the game, but are actively being developed. In addition to the above, a new default gamemode is currently being developed named "Armada" which will serve as the foundation for our Steam release. We will release more details on this mode as we near our official release on the Steam store, however the mode should allow players to much more quickly enter the action... without sacrificing the deep strategic gameplay that Iron Armada currently offers. Steam Release Checklist We are inching closer to our first official release on the Steam store each day... however there are still a few critical things we need to complete before this is possible. Server Browser & Steam Integration. Most importantly, we first need to finish our in-game server browser and Steam client integration. We already have the initial framework for this completed, however we are forcing ourselves to triple-check this integration to ensure that it will be as reliable as possible upon release. User Interface. Our user interface is currently placeholder programmer art while we perfect our backend and solidify our layout. However before our official release, we would like to have our entire user interface completely polished with the custom typefaces and aesthetics we have designed for it. We think this is critical to a good first impression. Gamemode "Armada." We want the first moments of gameplay for each new Iron Armada player to simultaneously be enjoyable and smooth, but also fully showcase the best of what Iron Armada has to offer. We think our new upcoming gamemode will be the best combination of strategy, construction, and teamwork, to properly show off Iron Armada in the best light. Once these three things are done, we will finally be ready to release on Steam! We are expecting these features to only take a few more weeks, but as always we can only promise that it will be done "when it is done!" That is everything to update you with for this month! If you have any questions about the project, be sure to visit the forums and Discord... and if you wish to become a supporter and pre-order the game, please do so below! Thanks so much for your support everyone, and we all look forward to seeing you on the Iron Armada testing servers! See you soon! - The Iron Armada Team
Welcome everyone to the Iron Armada February roadmap update! Iron Armada Pre-Alpha v0.1.3 Welcome to Iron Armada's first proper development blog! In this article we'll cover what we have already accomplished, what has been released to the public, and what we are next looking to complete! Iron Armada is a completely original game, written from scratch in Java by our community developers. If you want to be more involved with project development, make sure you follow the development channels below! If you wish to follow the project, try to stay active in our primary development channels. Successful Greenlight Campaign Iron Armada is going to be on Steam! After a successful Greenlight campaign, we have already begun the process of registering our application on Steamworks, as well as adapting our current game-build to function with Steam's infrastructure. Thank you so much to everyone who helped us make our campaign a successful one, and we'll hopefully have Steam keys available for our active supporters here soon! Our official Greenlight trailer Current Features & Functions The current version of Iron Armada includes our core features, that serve as the foundation of the game, and will be constantly improved over the lifetime of the game. These features currently include full multiplayer gameplay, with multi-crew ships, large fleet faction battles, ship-to-ship boarding, resource mining, and ship construction. Current game features. Upcoming Features & Updates The current features of Iron Armada only scratch the surface of the game's gameplay potential. Over the coming months, we are expecting to begin releasing some of our more advanced features... that we feel will begin completely transforming the game. New features such as ship exteriors, multi-blocks, advanced power systems, new construction methods, rebalanced infantry combat, overhauled weapon effects, overhauled damage effects, and more... will likely turn Iron Armada into an unrecognizable experience. To illustrate some of these upcoming changes, we have prepared the following documents explaining future features. Following development blogs will delve into deeper specifics for each upcoming feature, as well as game re-balance, as development progresses. We're excited to talk in detail about each specific feature seen above, such as ship customization, new infantry equipment, new weapon types, new engine variants, and more. So make sure you FOLLOW FUTURE DEVELOPMENT BLOGS released on our forums! Release Date Iron Armada has a strict "when it is done" development mentality. However, we have already released the public pre-alpha testing build... so hopefully that will keep you entertained until the official Steam release! We are currently working with Steam to adapt the current game to their distribution systems, and we're hoping to have our first Steam keys available to active supporters in the coming month. However for today, that is everything to update you with! Thanks so much for your support everyone, and we all look forward to seeing you on the Iron Armada testing servers! If you have any questions about the project, be sure to visit the forums and Discord! See you soon! - The Iron Armada Team