2020 – Reaching the Summit

  • Josh Carter
  • January 1, 2020
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Greetings Travelers

Hello fellow Solar Purgers!

Thank you for being patient with us while we’ve taken our time to make sure that the game is in prime condition by the time we reach launch day. We are still operating this endeavor out of our own pockets while we work full time and part time jobs, so the main resource we are utilizing right now is our time.

Seriously…. Thank you. Y’all are awesome.

Yes we’re based out of Texas. Yee-haw.

Climbing the Mountain

Making games is hard.

We have seen quite a few indie devs mention this recently, and they are absolutely right. Game development is not just about making a product… it’s about creating an experience. Building Solar Purge from the ground up has definitely been an experience, especially this past year.

2019 was full of ups and downs, triumphs and trials, happiness and heartache. We lost family members, dealt with mental and physical illness, depression and divorce. But that’s life. Just gotta keep on climbing that mountain no matter what is thrown your way. 

If you have the opportunity to encourage someone out there whose going through a tough time right now… just do it. You will never know what kind of impact that will have on their life.

In the words of Commander Taggart:

Never Give Up. Never Surrender.

We’re looking forward to what 2020 holds as we move towards that long awaited finish line!

Early Access is Coming

Yes we know why y’all are really here. When can you play the game again???

Well step aside Mr. Winter… or whatever you call this season in Texas. Early Access is Coming!

Solar Purge will be releasing into Early Access this year around Q2 / Q3. Our store page will be updated very soon with more details once we get the green light from Steam. Help us build some hype by hitting that wishlist button and sharing it with your friends and family!

We will also be releasing an official Roadmap on Trello so you can see what upcoming features will be in the game during that period.

Now here’s a sneak peek at some of the awesome content you can look forward to playing soon!

Online Multiplayer with Steam’s Remote Play Together

That’s right! You will be able to play online with your friends using Steam’s Remote Play Together feature. Just send out those invites and pretend that you’re on the same couch… but online! Parsec is also another great option for playing with your friends remotely!

Return of the Campaign

We’ve spent a lot of time working on the Holo-Chamber, and it’s been awesome to see everyone have a ton of fun with that game mode. Now we’re getting ready to bring back the almighty campaign! These story missions will take you across the universe to the galaxy of Nova Genesis where you will fight against aliens, bugs, beasts and robots to uncover what secrets this system holds. We don’t want to spoil too much right now, so stay tuned for more info as we get closer to launch. Let’s just say it’s going to be awesome.

This also includes new music from the almighty Marty Meinerz. Prepare for face melting musical greatness!

Weapon Perks

There’s nothing better than finding a rocket launcher that fires at the speed of light right? What about explosive bullets that heal you when defeating an enemy? The possibilities are endless! You will soon be able to find higher tiered weapons that stop, drop and roll with awesome perks that change up the way you play the game.

What kind of crazy perks would you like to see? Let us know in the Discord!

Here’s one of the crazier things we’ve seen drop recently. Yes… that is a rapid fire auto shotgun!

Save Profiles

Oh the long awaited Save Profile system! Fear not, for we will be tackling this feature during Early Access so you can keep leveling up your favorite characters. We will definitely need help play-testing this feature when the time comes!

Transmission Completed

As always, thank you so much for your support! Check out our community Discord server and stay up to date on all things Solar Purge!

– Hitscan Games