Fractured updates players on the tech tree and studio investment while delaying its next test


You probably don’t need anyone to tell you that the winter test for Fractured is not taking place in February, due to certain little indicators like the fact that it is presently March. The latest dispatch from the development team acknowledges this, explaining that some of the time was taken up by adding the economy into the game with the marketplace (unveiled in a new video just below) and more was taken up with the time needed to get sieges working properly. Fortunately, still more time was taken up with good business news!

It turns out that Fractured has gotten a new round of funding to help grow its team to include an animator and another programmer, expanding from its existing team of eight people. While this took some time away from development, it’s ultimately good news for the game as a whole. So you’ll be getting more in the next test version of the game and there’s more to look forward to, but it does mean that the next alpha test will be sometime this month. That seems like a fair trade.


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The biggest issue I see with the game as it stands right now is the blandness of the game. The first thing new players see is just bland colors that makes everything look boring. During any play test that a lot of new players logging into the towns for the first time this became a serious issue. Everyone looks exactly the same. This isn’t just a matter of adding hairstyles or hair color options, it’s the lack of color to the players. Everyone is dressed exactly the same bland way and same colors.

They don’t need to add bright flashy colors, but some kind of option to add color and different styles of clothes would go a long way to making the game a bit more pleasing to the eye on a players first login to the world as well as making it a bit easier to find a friend in the mess of players running around.

This isn’t something I think should be added later on and worked on down the line, I think they should start implementing something as soon as possible, especially if they are going to continue having these open play tests. Your first impression is the best time to try and grab players.


I am really interested in this game. Hopefully all goes well and we get a decent 2.5d view sandbox that isnt a gankbox