Open Beta for Flying Wild Hogs’ sci-fi looter shooter Space Punks announced for April 20th.
Leading Polish developer Flying Wild Hog today announced the upcoming open beta start date of its top-down looter shooter space punks announced. Beginning April 20, 2022, PC gamers will be able to roam space through the Epic Games Store in Space Punks’ galaxy of guns, glory, and over-the-top action. This milestone is an important step in the continued evolution of Space Punks as a free-to-play title on the live service.
Developed by Flying Wild Hog Studio in Kraków, Space Punks is a free top-down action role-playing game (ARPG) set in a whimsical sci-fi universe. Players carve their way to fame and fortune by earning easy money in extremely dangerous ways. Space Punks is published by leading UK video game publisher Jagex, developer and publisher of the iconic RuneScape franchise. The company brings over 20 years of experience in creating vibrant games to the latest Flying Wild Hog title.
The open beta update
As part of the open beta update (or “The Cracked One” update for those staying tuned in), new and returning players will see the overhaul of the core gameplay loop with new “Get-A-Job” – and experience Craftron 2000 system improvements and new endgame content with “The Crack”. A new endless experience set in the depths of some kind of black hole. Up to four players can dive into these together to explore the unknown and reach infinity.
Michał Kuk, Head of Flying Wild Hog’s Kraków Studio and Space Punks Game Director, said: “We are incredibly proud of what we have created with Space Punks so far. The final months of Early Access have helped refine and fine-tune the game’s core concepts, taking into account important player feedback at every stage of development. Players can look forward to a unique blend of over-the-top sci-fi action RPG with confident humor, with enough guns, grenades, gadgets and gizmos to keep them coming back for more. The Open Beta means we look forward to welcoming more players than ever to the world of Space Punks. That doesn’t mean we’re not listening to our important player community, or that we’re almost done working on the game. We have so much more to add over the coming months and can’t wait to show the broader player community what we’ve been working on!”
Phil Mansell, CEO of Jagex said: “Space Punks embodies Jagex’s philosophy of living games by providing players with an ever-evolving multiplayer experience with a strong focus on social play. Working closely with a game’s community is a core part of what we do for the RuneScape franchise. It is therefore a great pleasure to work with a studio like Flying Wild Hog, whose values align so closely with our own. It has been a privilege to support Flying Wild Hog during the Early Access phase of development and we look forward to supporting them during the game’s open beta phase on the Epic Games Store, taking them into 2022 and beyond build a long-term and meaningful relationship with the players.”
Beginning April 20, 2022, players can jump straight into the Space Punks Open Beta. If you want to continue to support the development of the game and look good doing it, you can purchase a Founders Pack from the Epic Games Store. Space Punks Founders Packs come in two flavors:
- Showoff Package: The essential bundle for any wannabe misfit guarantees early access and unlocks all four main characters. The bundle also includes a Season 1 Open Beta Battle Pass along with exclusive backgrounds, four emotes, the Epic Cloak, and the Epic Dash Effect. Price: €23.99 / £21.99 / $29.99
- Prosperity Pack: The ultimate starter pack, only for die-hard scoundrels! In addition to everything that comes with the Brag Pack, it also comes with other perks: four epic character skins, an epic player appearance, and more. Price: €39.99 / £34.99 / $49.99