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[Beta] Pirates War is Recruiting Beta Testers

06-10-2016, 10:39 AM
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[Beta] Pirates War is Recruiting Beta Testers

Hello TouchArcade!



Idiocracy is very excited to announce that we are having a limited time closed beta on iOS starting this coming July for our first game, Pirates War - The Dice King, and we want players and developers to get involved and help us improve the game overall.

Admiral D'Law Needs You

We're using Testflight to beta test the game, so we need you to provide us with an email address so that we can send you the beta invitation. You can also contact us at beta@idiocracy.co.kr if you need more information about the game and the beta, or want to provide us with feedback when the beta is out.

Apply here if you are interested


What's this Pirates War game thing?



Well, Pirates War is really a strategy game. But It is easier to think of it as Monopoly meets Hearthstone meets Pirates. Here you can check out the main menu.



We put together the best aspects of property trading games (purchase lands, upgrade them and collect taxes) and card collecting games (Deck building and card battles) to create a fun, more dynamic game-play experience. So long boredom! We won't miss you.

How does it play, again?



This is the main map. The Islands of Tiakoke. Here is where all the magic happens. You have normal tiles that can be purchased and upgraded. They are your main source of income! Collect Doubloons from them to get richer! There are also special tiles that can help you through your journey, as well as special tiles that might give you lots of headache.

What Game Modes are there?



We're working on 3 main game modes for you.
- A single Player campaign, where you experience the strangest adventures of the most interesting Pirate Captains in all of the seven seas!
- A Multiplayer mode where you are matched against other random players from around the world.
- A Friends Mode where you can play against your Facebook friends.

So, why do I have to build a deck then?



Other than purchasing, upgrading and collecting taxes from your lands, you will have to defend them against other Pirates' attacks. You can also attack other Pirates to pillage and/or capture their lands. That's where your deck will come into play. You can go for offensive, balanced or defensive builds. Depending on how you build a deck you will also get bonuses and skills to help you in battle!

Here's a video with some gameplay!


That's all folks!


That's the basics of the game. The Beta test starts on July 8th and will go on until July 18th, 2016. The game is slated to be released later this summer on iOS, Android and Facebook Games. A Steam version is also under consideration.




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06-10-2016, 11:07 AM
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Also, Check out the Video Announcement for the beta!


06-10-2016, 11:32 PM
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Wow! We have a lot of applicants already! Thanks everyone!
We'll polish the game a little further this month and send you all the invites on June 30th/July1st (Depending on the timezone you are in)

For now, I will be posting some art and gameplay screenshots/videos to give you a taste of what is to come.

Here is one of the many Pirate Crews in Pirates War - The Dice King.

The Abbys
Meet the captain Triton, a handsome fish looking for the love of his life on every sea across the world;
Get to know the sneaky Dr. Tentacle; beautiful Eriel; proud Beluga; loyal Sharky; and the old Octo.


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06-12-2016, 08:15 PM
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Games with friends/family is a great mode, but why Facebook friends? I know Facebook is seemingly everywhere, but there are quite a few people who don't use it. You narrow your customer base.
06-12-2016, 09:04 PM
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Games with friends/family is a great mode, but why Facebook friends? I know Facebook is seemingly everywhere, but there are quite a few people who don't use it. You narrow your customer base.
Yes, that's because Facebook is going to be one of the platforms you can play the game on. We're looking into implementing Game Center and Google Play Games friends as well. When first logging in to the game you don't have to use a Facebook account. You can play the game without linking Facebook if you want to.
06-13-2016, 02:37 AM
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Change of Dates for the Beta

Hello everyone,

Again, thank you for applying to play the Beta. We are thrilled with all the applications we have been getting.

Is is unfortunate that I have to give you these news, but due to internal company matters we are going to have to push the beta 1 week.

So instead of starting on July 1st, we are going to sent out the invitations on July 8th. 2016.


Sorry for any inconvenience.

Cheers!

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06-13-2016, 04:40 AM
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this game looks really good : lots of characters, lot of mode's game, etc. Moreover the art design is really good ! I love that !
06-13-2016, 08:00 PM
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this game looks really good : lots of characters, lot of mode's game, etc. Moreover the art design is really good ! I love that !
Thanks! We love to hear that! I hope you also enjoy playing it on July 8th! And after it has officially launched, too!
06-14-2016, 08:19 PM
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Events Incoming!

Hello Everyone!

We are very pleased with all the interest for the Beta.
So, we decided to give out a few prizes for those testers that are most helpful during the beta.

First, let's start with the application event. For those that apply for the beta and answer to all the question on the Beta Application form, you are automatically being considered for the Game's Artbook, a Deck of Cards and the Game's Soundtrack!



Cheers!
06-17-2016, 09:54 PM
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Here is another of the many Pirate Crews in Pirates War - The Dice King.

Sea of the Dead

Those folks will give you the creeps !
Zombies, Undead, Walkers… Call them what you want ! But this crew is coming back from the dead to teach you a lesson ! Even in death, they can still hurt their opponents. Better not to stay around them too long. Even if the captain, Skull, can’t really tell for sure what his purpose on Earth might be, they make dangerous pirates ! If you dare, join Zith, Undertaker, Death Proof, Mrs Taylor and Shuffler in their quest to find Captain Morgan’s treasure.