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Gear Up beta

Last week we launched the beta version of Gear Up along with a completely new trailer. We are excited that so many of you liked the trailer and it has been great seeing many game news sites, YouTubers and magazines trying out the game! If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, click here to have a look!

Here’s just a few examples of the recent coverage Gear Up has received:

“Get Down For Gear Up”, Rock, Paper, Shotgun: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/07/25/gear-up-steam-early-access/

Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Trailer feature on Kotaku: http://kotaku.com/http-youtu-be-zuhn4cnvuli-gear-up-is-an-indie-multipl-1610559731

Kotaku

”Gear Up hits beta: put guns on goo or make invisible spider tanks”, PcgamesN.com: http://www.pcgamesn.com/gear/gear-hits-beta-put-guns-goo-or-make-invisible-spider-tanks

PC GamesN

Trailer feature on Gametrailers: http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/z6vkgm/gear-up-beta-trailer

game trailers

Trailer feature on Gamespot videos: http://www.gamespot.com/videos/gear-up-beta-trailer/2300-6420440/

Gamespot

While the game is not finished and there are of course still bugs to root out, we feel that this is a step in the right direction! Our five-people team continues to make adjustment, fix bugs and always appreciate feedback from you!

Posted on Friday, August 1, 2014 - 16:01

New Map + Parts Unlocks in Big Steam Early Access Update!

The wait has been long and we appreciate your patience. We finally bring you the long awaited update including a complete rebalancing of parts, the new Parts Store, Mass added as a new factor, a lot of stabilizing, bug fixes and the new map “Valley”!

These changes and improvements are a direct result of your feedback and ideas. As a small indie team of five, we want to thank you for your support, ultimately making Gear Up a better game! The new update introduces the Vehicle Parts Store where you buy new parts and upgrades for "G", the in-game currency. These are not micro-transactions but a type of score you earn by playing the game!

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UPDATE 0.110 - THE IMPORTANT STUFF

  • This update introduces the Vehicle Parts Shop. Earn in-game currency, “G”, by playing matches and use them to purchase new parts. Free players can now try every part but can only have up to ten parts.
  • All parts have been completely rebalanced. There are so many changes that there's no point in trying to point out each and every one.
  • Masses now play a significantly larger part in game play. Combinations and specializations are much more important now.
  • This update also includes the new Valley map. It's a small map suitable for a small amount of players. Available in all game modes.

New Map - Valley

Mass is now a factor - Will you go small and light or big and heavy?

F.A.Q How do I earn “G” to buy new parts?

You start off with 5 G and earn more by playing Gear Up multiplayer games. You currently earn G for the following:
1 G for Participating
1 G per 10 Kills
1 G per 10 Captures (in Conquest game mode)
2 G for Winning

How many parts can I own with the free version of Gear Up?

With the free version, you can own 10 parts in total, at the same time. You start off with 4 parts and 5 G. You can always sell parts that you don’t use and buy new from the whole range of parts in the Parts Store.

Can I sell parts?

Yes! You can sell all parts except the initial 4 parts you always start off with. Select the item you want to sell in the Parts Store and click the red “Sell” button. You will recover some of the G you used to buy the part.

What happened to all the parts I had before the update?

To test the Vehicle Parts Store and the G system, all parts earned up until now had to be reset. We understand that this can come as a shock to some players, but again we must recognize that the game is not finished and needs further testing.

I have the premium version of Gear Up, how come I don’t see the parts store?

First off, a BIG thank you for supporting our independent studio by purchasing the premium version! With premium, you immediately have access to all parts in the game and can build your tank directly in the “Build Vehicle” menu option.

Build your ultimate vehicle of destruction in the parts store!

Get the latest news by following Gear Up on Twitter and Facebook!

Play Gear Up Free now on Steam early access.

Posted on Friday, June 27, 2014 - 17:06

Thank you for your patience

You may have noticed that Gear Up development slows down from time to time and that we have been very slow to reply in the forums and by mail. This is not because of laziness - the main reason is that we are only five persons in the team and creating a multiplayer vehicle shooter based on in-house technology is a gigantic project. To make it even harder most have not been able to work full-time on Gear Up. There have been a lot of parental leave in the team - three babies were born the last year. We have also spent several months with other studios as programming consultants for other game projects. It takes time and focus from Gear Up but it is necessary as it pays the bills for the Gear Up development.

The good news is that we are getting more time for Gear Up now! Expect to see more code updates and improved communication from us. And if we are lucky, we can hit beta during the summer and release the game before the end of the year.

Posted on Monday, April 15, 2013 - 15:24

Gear Up at Eurogamer Expo

We will be present at the Indie Games Arcade at the Eurogamer Expo in London next weekend (27th-30th September). Last year's expo had more than 34 000 visitors and the tickets are running out fast so hurry up if you want to be there. It is an honour to be there as one of the sixteen selected indie games and be given the opportunity to showcase Gear Up.

"The Indie Games Arcade is curated by David Hayward, Eurogamer editor Tom Bramwell and the editors of PC site Rock, Paper, Shotgun, and brings Expo attendees face to face with some of the most imaginative and interesting new independent games in development.", read the full article here.

Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 - 17:01

In the future there will be retro

Don't worry, we are not going 8-bit pixel blocky or all chiptuney. Rasmus has crafted some new tank parts in retro sci-fi style. We are working on implementing them so they are not available in the game just yet.

Some of the parts were inspired by forum suggestions. Thank you and keep those great ideas coming!

Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 17:17

Greenlight has been awesome so far!

Apart from the chance to get into the Steam Store, we had two short term goals that we wanted to fulfill.

First we needed a reality check, is Gear Up a game that interests others or should we can it?
The second goal was playtesting. We are only four persons in the office and that is clearly not enough when playtesting a game for up to 32 players. We desperately needed testers who enjoy vehicle shooters and could contribute with valuable feedback and ideas.

Both goals have been accomplished, within 12 hours after Gear Up got on Steam Greenlight we had over 1000 requests for alpha keys. That is pretty awesome considering that we only had 12000 unique visitors and that the link to the sign-up site has to be copy-pasted. The great number of sign-ups combined with all the nice and encouraging comments made us confident that we're not the only ones believing in the project.

Now we have luxury problems such as logistics, we need to send out thousands of keys and before that we need to get all those keys. Please bear with us while we are solving these problems. We expect to send out the first round of keys on Wednesday or Thursday this week.

Thanks for your support and for your patience.


 

Posted on Monday, September 3, 2012 - 21:10

Steam Greenlight

Time flies and we are already more than halfway through 2012. For the past six months we have been working hard to turn the tech prototype Anders made during the winter into a game. And now we need testers. It is pretty hard to test a 32 player multiplayer game with only four persons in the office.

Head over to the sign-up form, fill it in and we will very soon send you a Steam key. When you have played the game go to the forums and tell us about your experiences from testing the game.

Today Steam releases Steam Greenlight which is a way for gamers rate up which games they would like to see on steam. We really need to make a reality check to make sure we spend our time on a game someone else also would like to play, so we decided to put Gear Up on Steam Greenlight. If you like Gear Up you can show your support here.


 

Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 17:05
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