The Beginning of a New Era: Introducing Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore [DEV BLOG #2]
Welcome back to our blog, everybody. As a follow-up to our Head of Studio Michael’s recent interview with Pocket Gamer, we now kick off our pre-release coverage of Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore with this lil’ introductory piece. Read it carefully and return to this very place bi-weekly for a new blog post highlighting yet another aspect of GOF3 that we did not address in detail before. And while you are at it, follow us on social media, too – over there we share additional assets, images and news pieces on a regular basis. But now: On to Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore!
A dog fight amidst the structural elements of a giant space station. The player is under heavy enemy fire, but his shield still holds.
Like its prequel Manticore RISING, which launched exclusively on Apple TV in late 2015, the upcoming mobile app GOF3 is set in the Neox Sector – a hazardous patch of space located far outside the sphere of influence of the governing factions. There, you take over the role of a fighter pilot eager to rise to fame as the king or queen of the bounty hunters. Unlike the first GOF games that had you act out the adventures of Keith T. Maxwell, you are now in the center of the heat yourself, proceeding at your own pace and writing your own story. You are the hero! This all-new approach to storytelling and character development in the GOF universe bears a wealth of possibilities from which your gaming experience will benefit tremendously.
Our key visual in all its glory. Longtime GOF players will surely discover some familiar alien species and space ships.
For once, the game’s entire universe will be constantly in flux this time. Following up on the initial launch, we will continue to add new areas, assets, challenges and functionalities regularly during live operation. This will not only ensure that you will always have something new to discover in the game, but it will also make GOF3 a prime example of a “game as a service”. Thus, our work will not end but rather begin when the app launches globally this summer. And there is more! For the first time ever in an action game set in the GOF universe, Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore will offer its players a connected online space where fellow pilots assist one another in the missions they fly. Sounds exciting? You bet!
The official announcement trailer of Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore. Those were the first, and to this day only, moving pictures we have released of the upcoming app...
As you can imagine, we still have quite some work ahead of us before Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore is ready to go live. Yet we are progressing nicely and every new meter we make is another step towards something huge. Designing, developing, introducing and ultimately releasing the next GOF game is one helluva journey; a journey we’d love to pace out together with you. So please return to our blog regularly, participate in the discussions on our forums and engage with us on social media. But for now, let your first impressions sink in and share them with us and your fellow GOF fans in the comments.
Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore is currently in “Closed Development Beta”. In the course of this early test phase, invited Deep Silver employees as well as randomly picked community members can already lay hands on a “first playable” of the game. To be considered for this and upcoming betas (not only of GOF3 but also of other titles from our future release pipeline), feel free sign up to our User Area via http://bit.ly/gof3-signup-blog.