SkySaga commemorates a year of alpha testing and teases holiday events

    
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SkySaga commemorates a year of alpha testing and teases holiday events

Let’s get this out of the way before having any sort of serious discussion about SkySaga: The developers have tweeted a picture of a chicken in a holiday sweater, and it is the best chicken-related thing you are likely to see today. There’s also an equally adorable sheep with presents hanging off. Does this mean that the game is going to have some sort of holiday event? We don’t know, but that certainly does seem to be the hint, doesn’t it?

Of course, the game has had time to develop that infrastructure for holiday events now that it’s been in alpha testing for a year. That’s the big centerpiece today – a new video showing off the changes made to the game in the span of the last year. So jump on down below and check that out. There are no chickens in sweaters therein, but that’s why development is ongoing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKE4xWgjgqQ

Source: YouTube, Sheep Twitter, Chicken Twitter; thanks to Siphaed for the tip!

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mbbrazen

ProfessionalNoob  have to agree  completely here. This is one of my grand kid’s favorites. He is learning all about how and why games change in the development phase. But already at 7, he doesn’t like it when there’s a wipe!  LOL he’s gonna be a good gamer….if we can just get him to get rid of that little tendency to be a griefer …yikes!

Siphaed
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Siphaed

Forgot that I’ve got a multi-use Alpha key to share too.  Any MOPer who at least wants to try the game, here you go:
~~Want to play with friends? Get them to http://SkySaga.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e3657ec6368c1a3d62a7de97f&id=3add87819d&e=8d8d6d506e and claim the key “Thursday9R8E” for instant access! This key has a limited number of uses, so don’t wait too long!

ProfessionalNoob
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ProfessionalNoob

This is a fun game. Especially if you are looking for something to play with your kids.

Siphaed
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Siphaed

Armsbend 
Most major games companies have QA departments that spend [paid] hours daily testing and writing bug reports for their game.  Those QA tests are basically Alpha tests, although it is in-house, not public.   They too last years before the game goes into a Beta phase.   Indie games don’t have the funds or person power to do that.     Just take a look at DayZ, which has been in Alpha 2 years as of this month (Dec 2013 when it started).

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Sorenthaz

Armsbend It’s an indie game.  Some alphas last a very long while.  Project Gorgon for example had been in its pre-alpha state for a few years.  Cube World has been in alpha for a few years as well at this point.   
Not all games follow the same product development timeline as others.  Especially indie games.

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Armsbend

I didn’t know a year of alpha was something to celebrate.