This status report for December concludes the thrilling year of 2017. For our team, it felt like light speed, and together with you, we will welcome the new year, 2018, in a very special way: the day we all have been waiting for! On January 2nd, 2018, the first spaceship will lift off to Tau Station. In a few days, 100 passengers will fasten their seat belts for the Closed Alpha Test. Read on to see what we achieved in December and get your last chance to be on board as well…
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People have been waiting a long time for the launch of Tau Station and we’re just about to start our closed alpha, as described here. If you want a chance to be invited to participate, please complete this short survey. If you’re not chosen, don’t feel bad; we’re working to ensure we have a good cross-section of players who represent different facets of what we’re trying to achieve, including accessibility, cross-browser compatibility, responsive design for mobile, and, of course, a strong desire to immerse themselves into a rich science fiction universe.
Don’t forget: the survey is only open until the end of December, 2017!
Let’s start the New Year together with something special: the first spaceship will launch to Tau Station soon! On 2nd January 2018, the Closed Alpha (CA) Test will start! So buckle up, because in this Special Episode, we will explain what the test phase is about, how you can catch one of the 100 tester seats available, and what the next steps are.
Content in a space-nut shell:
- Update log
- What does “Closed Alpha Test” mean?
- What is expected from participants?
- What can I expect as a tester?
- 100 seats for testers: How can I join?
- Additional test facts.
- Summary: Key facts & next steps.
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Another month comes to an end and all teams were able to finish a lot, as you can see in our brand new status report. Many UIs and designs made it to the game. Features like storage per station and Market Vendors have been implemented, a lot of progress was made by the narrative team, new missions were added, and more load testing was performed. Several tasks need be done before Closed Alpha can start, but the outlook for December points out that we’ve been coming closer: Full in-house play-testing is on the list…
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Time is running out fast! 2017 is nearly over, but we made a lot of progress in October 2017, as you can see in the new status report about the development of our science fiction game, Tau Station. Our focus is (still) on getting the game ready for Closed Alpha. Due to the progress on the backend, the frontend team was able to get several core elements in shape for testing. The art team has created a lot of designs. Long story short: several UIs, core game chat, and a couple more missions are waiting for you, while game design is pushing the skill system and combat even further.
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Goodbye September 2017, and a warm welcome to October! The team is pushing hard towards getting Tau Station into shape for Closed Alpha. There is a lot of excitement that very soon a select group of Sci-Fi fans will have a first look at the game. Did you sign up for the newsletter? With some luck, you could be one of the fans invited to the Closed Alpha. See below what was achieved in September and what will be the next milestones for October.
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Summer performed a miracle for the team. After some well-earned holidays, everyone is back full of motivation and even more dedicated to our Universe.
Tau Station feels stronger and more vibrant by the day.
Stay tuned and don’t forget to register for our newsletter if you want a chance to be one of the first travelers on Tau Station, we are just a few months away from Alpha.
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July was a month filled with it a lot of progress.
The Tau Station teams are happy and working well together, taking us closer one day at a time closer to the Alpha that we so want to offer you. A few more months of work done at this pace, and we will be able to welcome our first players.
Yes, Alpha is getting closer every day, and we are exited to announce when it will happen very soon. Stay tuned and register for our newsletter for a chance to be one of the first explorers on Tau Station.
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Lights flicker against the summer marine haze of a San Diego dusk. Sounds of anticipation and joy seem to swell from the very ground itself. The glistening paints hues over the rumble: the giggy glee and excitement of a little slice of magic here on Earth: Comic Con. A time and place of celebration and freedom, Comic Con calls to a part of us all.
For four days fandoms collide to simultaneously give thanks and be thanked for and by their favorite creative pop-culture properties. Teams from television, films, animes, games, mangas & comics anxiously await the chance to meet the people who hold sacred the work they do. That encounter and exchange is a beautiful one. There is a spectacular synergy in the air. We are just as excited to see you and you are to see us. It is a unique perk of the Con scene that can not be underscored enough: meeting you matters to us.
Read on below for Erin’s personal Comic Con recap about the event and her part in the panel talk, “Writing for the Computer Gaming Industry”. Also, enjoy the photos from the event and our new game flyer!
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June has drawn to a close Tau Station has continued to grow and evolve. There is, of course, still much to do, but seeing progress taking shape fuels our passion to soldier on! The new status report shows you how much we achieved the last month.
Each week brings more results, and the Universe of Tau Station is taking shape day after day. It’s a beautiful feeling that we love to share with you!
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