Early Access FAQ
Early Access FAQ

Why Early Access?

Black Skylands is a big ambitious project by a small studio. Launching a finished 1.0 title would require one whole additional year in development. But most importantly: what we are seeking to create is a unique experience. Our game combines aspects of various genres: sandbox, RPG, top-down shooter, and even bullet hell. Therefore, many unorthodox design decisions need to be made. We are trying to blend together different gameplay mechanics, which means a lot of iterations and experimentation.

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

Up to 12 months. We want to take our time and polish the game while adding as much quality content as our creative and technical capabilities allow us to!

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

According to our current plans, the final version of Black Skylands is going to be approximately twice the size of the Early Access version in terms of in-game content. We plan on improving the gameplay mechanics, conducting balancing revisions on a regular basis, and of course, be responsive to feedback coming from our players.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

Black Skylands is approximately half finished content-wise. The game is one hundred percent playable and is a full-fledged early version of our open world adventure. So there's only one way from here: upwards!

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

Yes, we are planning to increase the price of the game on its release out of Early Access.