Hello MOTHERGUNSHIP Fans!
We are just one week away from the release and we are feeling extremely excited to bring MOTHERGUNSHIP to the public! Things have been very busy during the last couple of months, adding the last touches, fixing bugs and polishing the game before it hits the stores.
Since the announcement of the game, one of the main features that we wanted to add to MOTHERGUNSHIP was the online co-op mode. It was one of the missing features from Tower of Guns and one of the most requested for MOTHERGUNSHIP.
In fact, over the last few weeks (or has it been months now? Wow..time flies) co-op has been our primary focus. We’ve been scrambling hard day and night to make this happen, but now, looking at our list of bugs remaining, and more importantly, proper time to test any fixes, we just don’t feel like it’s ready for prime time quite yet. Rather than release a subpar experience, we made the tough decision to hold back co-op until August, as part of a free update. Co-op for Mothergunship on PC will be released at the same time as co-op on consoles, which is also the same time as the physical version of the game.
Despite the situation with the co-op, we didn't want to delay the release. We thought we could make it, the launch window looked pretty clear, and the launch wheels had been set in motion. However, you have to kind of project these things months in advance..so having to make last minute course corrections is an unfortunate part of game dev.
That doesn’t mean you can’t necessarily try co-op on PC. Mothergunship has an active and thriving Discord community and we will be releasing details with that community about how anyone who has purchased the game can access, if they wish, the current version of CO-OP in a beta branch. It’s pretty cutting edge stuff, and we hope you all will give it a try and help us prime the mode for full release in August. The August update should also include a number of new gunparts to help expand your crafting experience. We’ll talk more about those in the future.
As we have mentioned a few times in the past, we are planning to continue supporting the development of MOTHERGUNSHIP after the launch by releasing regular updates with new content and features. We’re not certain yet of the exact frequency of these updates, but our hope is to push a new update every month. A few examples of the content coming later are leaderboards, new gun parts, new rooms, enemies, bosses..even entire new ways to play the game.
So, all that said, we’ve got a busy week ahead of us. The feedback from the Gun Crafting Range demo has been very encouraging for us, and we feel pumped to see you getting your hands on the full game. In case you have any questions about the co-op or some other feature of the game, feel free to contact us on Discord. We will be happy to answer any of your questions and help you out with any information that you need to know about the game.
Lastly but most importantly, don't forget to:
1: Wishlist the game on Steam or Humble Store
2: Tell your friends to Wishlist the game on Steam or Humble Store
3: Sign up for the Mothergunship mailing list
4: “Like” the Mothergunship Facebook page
5: Follow us a on Twitter (@mothergunship)
6: Watch the Mothergunship Launch Trailer two more times
7: Countdown the days with us on our social media pages until the launch day!