Dystopia is a is a total conversion of the Source Engine that places players into tense combat situations in a high-tech world spanned by computer networks. As Punks or Corporate Mercenaries, players will fight through the physical world to gain access, via Jack-in Points, to cyberspace. Cyberspace is a three dimensonal representation of the world's network. In cyberspace, players must fight off enemy hackers and launch programs to gain control of critical systems and to affect the physical world. Gameplay progresses through inter-linked physical and cyberspace objectives, and players must work together to achieve victory for their team. Players will be immersed in action-packed battles, whether as a heavily augmented combat mercenary armed to the teeth with the latest in firepower and cybernetic implants, or as a twitch-reflex cyberdecker racing to infiltrate a cyberspace node.
It's the end of the week and we've released our third major build in two days, things are speeding up for us. If you're interested in playing Blade Symphony, we have 500 keys beta keys available to people that read this post!
Posted by urinal-cake on Feb 18th, 2011
After a hard week of Podcasting with P17, updating our auto-updater and fixing some intense issues and adding more content -- Build 3 is out!
We thought it would be a great time to show some of the new stuff we've been working on and give out some keys for our closed beta of Blade Symphony. Remember, PHANs get immediate access!
Check out the changes..
Left: Testing reflective surfaces on maps Spire was working on.
Right: Mock-up of a redesign for the round start screen that Atomy implemented a week ago.
Left: Charles created an alternate skin for Ryoku. I just finished the skin selection code this week to try it out.
Right: Here's our new character selection screen. It's still work in progress of course.
Left: The first screenshot of District, the map we will release after Monastery.
Right: The final arena of Monastery, the Hallways.
Also PHAN club member Alice posted a series of really cool Blade Symphony videos on YouTube. Here's one of our favorites!
Also, we've been at work on a stats system for Blade Symphony, thanks to our stats pro; mindstormmaster. Using this system, you can also check out the player activity. Although, we'll talk more about stats in a future post.
To get into the closed beta, simply go to Blade-symphony.com and signup using the code " 79f9116126c6d94e " without the quotes. Be sure to correctly enter your SteamID and e-mail. This key is only valid for a limited number of usages, so sign up quickly!
Grab the latest server package at here.