Fishlabs has just announced that they’re working on a new massively multiplayer online game called Galaxy on Fire – Alliances. The game will take place in the Galaxy on Fire universe, and will focus on real-time strategy elements. The release date is scheduled for Q3 of this year. Read on for details and screenshots.
Galaxy on Fire – Alliances will be a free-to-play game that the developer says will be “cooperative and competitive in equal shares.” Fishlabs CEO Michael Schade seems to anticipate potential freemium backlash from fans, and insists that the game will be premium quality, and that it will include “all the features and characteristics that have made our previous titles so unique and successful.”
Alliances takes place in an unexplored corner of the universe that’s full of artifacts and resources. Players can take part in the budding resource-mining operation by playing as the Terran, Vossk, or Nivelian factions, and strategizing combatively or forming alliances with neighbors.
We’re huge fans of the Galaxy on Fire series, so we’re hoping for big things from Galaxy on Fire – Alliances. Whether the freemium model will help or hurt the series, we’ll have to wait and see. But in the meantime, be sure to download Galaxy on Fire 2 HD, an excellent game that’s available for free until February 15. You can download it here.