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Galaxy on Fire: Alliances delayed until 2014

By , on October 11, 2013
Last modified 1 year, 2 months ago

A few months back, we had a chat with Fishlabs CEO Michael Schade about the studio's upcoming sci-fi MMO Galaxy on Fire: Alliances.

Here's the video to prove it:

Anyhow, at the time of the interview, Schade said that the ambitious spin-off from the Galaxy on Fire space shooter series was on track to be released this November.

Unfortunately, we've just learned through our sister site PocketGamer.biz that Fishlabs has decided to extend the beta testing period into November. This means that we won't see Galaxy on Fire: Alliances on the App Store until early next year.

While this announcement might be a bit of a bummer for strategy fans, you should take solace in the knowledge that the closed beta is producing positive results.

According to the German developer, the average player is indulging in 14 play sessions per day. That's a pretty decent retention rate for a free-to-play game, so we guess it must be doing something right.

We'll let you know when we have a solid release date. In the meantime, we recommend you check out the exhaustive hands-on video above for a flavour of what to expect.


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dobre2 1 year, 2 months ago

sad, verry sad, i think that i speak in the name of every GOF fan when i say that we were expect with every breath the next generation of the galaxy on fire 2, and they give us a nerd's game, i repeat myself, SAD VERRY SAD!

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TheAspieFox 1 year, 2 months ago

Aye, that's true. BUT, I would prefer to play a more perfected game at a later time than to play a flawed and buggy game early on, which would require numerous updates and patches which ultimately eat up your storage space.

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TheAspieFox 1 year, 2 months ago

Just because it isn't a space-flying fighter sim like the games before, doesn't mean it's a bad thing. It's expanding upon the GoF universe in a much more massive way than another space-sim game could give us. Plus, I think it gives players more of a chance to be immersive and have a role in the development of the GoF universe in this game-- giving players more to work for than simply buying the best ship and weapons in the game and completing the same story again and again. (Ignore my first reply, I misread what you typed-- PLEASE work on that... I do have to ask why you call this a "nerd's game". Is Galaxy on Fire and Galaxy on Fire 2 portioned into the "nerd" category on its own?). This also doesn't mean the end of GoF as we know it. Maybe another game will follow this game's release in the footsteps on the first two games, based around about a year's results of Alliances-- the general setting and race dominations and such being based around the overall progress of the Alliances game; I think that's a great idea, if it were to be the case. :3

I'm looking forward to Alliances. If we get to choose our factions, I'm definitely going with the Vossk or Pirates.