If you're looking for your next free to play to game, Steambirds Alliance might be a good bet. This bullet-hell MMO developed by Spry Fox comes out this month, so buckle up and get ready to fly.
Spry Fox announces today that its upcoming title Steambirds Alliance launches on August 22nd, 2019. This title has been in beta for quite a few months now. After amassing a significant community of players during this beta (over 10,000 players), it's ready to open its doors to the public on Steam for free.
So, what is Steambirds Alliance? It's inspired by the cult MMO Realm of the Mad God, with some development talent from the original game now working on Steambirds Alliance. This game is an MMO that places you in a server with up to 59 other players as you pilot unique planes and take on massive enemy airships together. Gameplay takes a top-down perspective as you dodge around enemy projectiles like a bullet hell.
You'll amass an arsenal of new planes which all play differently from another and utilize different weapons. Some planes even feature different controls, so it's up to player preference. Large boss battles and a robust talent tree are available, so there is a great deal of progression in Steambirds Alliance. Eventually, players take the battle to the fearsome feline Meowza herself, but not without upgrading your ships and putting some work into it.
Steambirds Alliance launches on August 22nd, 2019. It's completely free-to-play, so you can jump in right away once it launches later this month.
Quick TakeThe free-to-play aspect of Steambirds Alliance might throw some people off, but having played the beta myself, there's nothing to worry about. Most of the monetization - if not all of it - seemed to be cosmetic. In any case, having put in some hours into the game, I didn't feel the need to spend any money. But also, is it fun? If you're a fan of Realm of the Mad God, you'll feel right at home. If you like shumps or bullet-hell games, you might find this to be dangerously addictive. It's free, so there's a good reason to give it a go.
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