February 23rd, 2012 | By Chris Priestman
The closed beta for Guns of Icarus Online takes off in March, so this announcement reads, will you be able to be a part of it?
Oh look at this riff raff taking to the skies in hot air balloons of all things. What’s that? They have cannons, miniguns and flamethrowers at their disposal! By jove, saddle up gentlemen, it’s time for an air battle!
Woah there, not so fast you. Did you help fund Guns of Icarus Online during its recruit roundup on Kickstarter? No? Well you’re going to have to wait a little longer as only those 1,500 or so privileged people can battle it out in the closed beta launching in March. Gutted!
Ah quit your whining! If you really want to jump aboard you won’t be able to get in the closed beta any longer but you can be first to join the open beta by signing up for the newsletter on the Guns of Icarus website.
No doubt, some of you are thinking, “what on Earth is this idiot on about?” Well let’s just grab the tongue of the developer and flap it about until some descriptive words are deposited on this page right here:
“Guns of Icarus Online is the first co-operative airship combat game mixing together first-person shooter action with team-based strategy. Up to four people will crew a ship, taking on one of the key roles of Captain, Gunner, or Engineer, and battling it out against other ships above the post-apocalyptic waste. In Guns of Icarus Online it will take teamwork and tactics to dominate the skies.”
Ooh, that makes me quite…excited. Doesn’t it you? Let’s exhibit the degree of our interest by dropping our trousers to further represent our rabid desire for this game…check out the phallic representation on that: