Next Alpha Test: 14-15 December
A New Frontier
The below video was recorded in August this year and as such represents how the game looked and played back then. To see how much it’s developed since then, join our next alpha by signing up.
What is The Cycle about?
The Cycle is a match-based PvEvP FPS where you compete to fulfil lucrative contracts down on the surface of Fortuna III. Only problem is, the planet is hostile and in more ways the one: alien wildlife that tends to want to rip your face off, Prospectors that are at best untrustworthy and at worse absolutely murderous. And then there’s the storm cycle, which if you don’t make it to evac in time will absolutely ensure the end of you. But hey, you could get rich!
Sounds like another Battle Royale game, is it?
The win condition of Battle Royale games is “last man standing“, whereas in The Cycle the winner is either the Prospector that completes the most contracts during the match and then manages to evacuate the planet in time. There is no direct benefit in taking out other Prospectors, unless they’ve completed more contracts that you.
So in short, no it’s not a Battle Royale game, it’s a PvEvP game that’s doing something else. Come try it for yourself.
How many players in a match?
20 players, plus lots of alien monsters and some cute Fortuna III native wildlife.
When does the Closed Alpha start?
It has started already. We had our first Alpha test back in August and we’ve had follow up tests every month since. Our next Alpha, Alpha V, will be on the 14th to the 16th of December. Sign-up to get a key, or visit our discord and request one there.
What platforms will it be released on?
Initially on PC, but we plan to bring it to consoles at a later date.
Will it be on Steam?
Yes, it is already possible to add it to your wishlist on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/868270/The_Cycle/
What languages are supported during the Closed Alpha test phase?
English, German and Russian. Expect more soon.
How long have you been working on it?
We started prototyping last year, but development started fully at the beginning of this year.
Do you have a development roadmap I can view?
Sure do, check it out at our blog here.
Where can I get more info about The Cycle?
The best to place to start is our discord channel: https://discordapp.com/invite/thecycle
We also stream regularly on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thecyclegame
And have an community hub in Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/868270/The_Cycle/
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