Stratus: Battle for the sky is a unique, fast paced Real Time Strategy (RTS) game set in the fantasy world of Sonus where an ancient feud between the deities, known as Tempests, have torn the world apart leaving little more than raging storms below and skies filled with floating remnant of islands where the people of Sonus now live. The four factions of rain, wind, sun and thunder must battle to survive in this harsh climate gathering resources and gain favor from the Tempests.

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Rain Faction: Rain spawn pool mesh structure ready

The Storm Isle Productions team is very pleased to showcase the new rain spawn pool structure mesh today.

This newly finished building structure mesh spawns the rain beast unit that drifts through the air to attack nearby enemy units or structures that enter or are constructed in range of the pool.

Rain Spawn Pool Promo


Close up look at new Rain Spawn Pools


Close up look at new Rain Spawn Pools


Besides the new "Rain Spawn Pool" structures shown off in the above pics we also highlight the nearly completed rain faction arrayed that now has the following meshes finished for the faction.

Ice Gatling

Rain Generator

Ice blocker tower

Acid barricade

Rain Workshop

Rain faction Ice Golem

Multiplayer Testing

The project team in the past week has moved to start testing mulitplayer builds with folks that backed us at the early access developer build level through paypal over last summer, the initial test with the backers have yielded both good testing of stability and also getting a chance for the backers to for the first time play the game in multiplayer..

The team is currently working with our backers on tracking down and reporting connection and server stability issues along with in-game issues, we will be moving to release a further build to testers in coming week to continue multiplayer testing.

The Indieigogo campaign has reached 26% and is now at 2,606 raised, help support the project with a pledge today! only nine days left on the campaign.

Game world effects video / Indiegogo status

Game world effects video / Indiegogo status

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Over the past few days we have been working on trying out new world lighting settings in the unity engine!

Stratus: Battle for the sky early access released

Stratus: Battle for the sky early access released

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Stratus: Battle for the sky is approved by steam for early access, now on can be bought to support the team

Stratus: Battle for the sky steam Store launches

Stratus: Battle for the sky steam Store launches

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Stratus: Battle for the sky Steam store official page has launched in preparation for release of early access!

Stratus: Battle for the sky Update! Sun faction units finished

Stratus: Battle for the sky Update! Sun faction units finished

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Completion of Sun faction starter units for Stratus early access testing.

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Servo-StormIslePro Creator
Servo-StormIslePro

Over the past few weeks Storm Isle Productions has been working with a group of early access backers on play testing features and debugging and over Thanksgiving the Stratus: Battle for the sky official steam presence page launched!

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While Early access release may not be fully polished it will allow more people that have stated they would buy at Early Access to help support the project and get the funds together to finalize remaining two factions and last remaining art needed.

We look forwards to testers feedback on builds as we release updates moving forwards from Early access.

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blackgobygames
blackgobygames

Not just looks good, but is quite a unique idea!
Also like this weird fantasy setting, quite different from the traditional ones.
Will some islands move, or will this be completely static?

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Servo-StormIslePro Creator
Servo-StormIslePro

clicked wrong Karma post about your question, meant to click the +

Islands are static generated in the in-game battle map but in the battle lobby layer have a little 3D replica of their home island that moves around the battle lobby.

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blackgobygames
blackgobygames

Cool, on second thought, it would be quite hard to e.g. build on islands that constantly move - from a game control aspect, just thought I ask.

One more thing, a lot of people mentioned that the game looks nice, but one note (might be just me): The background (the thing under the buildings) is a little too simple, from the distance, (especially, when You look az the mini-images in the video sections) looks weird, like the background was only a grayish-blue, it is realistic, as from the fog, You don't see too much, but youre not enough high to be above the clouds - so I understand the concept, but You might just - like - cheat a little:)
E.g. Homeworld had these abstract weird backgrounds, which I don't think appear in space that often, but they looked good. :) at least better than just a black star-background.

It could have maybe abandoned old islands below, covered in gray fog (so it won't disturb the player), or maybe some other, floating stuff.

But - again - its maybe just me, I can imagine You've tried and maybe it didn't work/was too disturbing.

Still - once again - cool game, like the concept.

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Servo-StormIslePro Creator
Servo-StormIslePro

While we are continuing with reviewing names for the possible name change for DOTS to avoid issues with HOTS "heros of the storm" but in the mean time Storm Isle productions has put up a paypal donation wall with tracking meter and pledge wall of backers.

For this funding campaign we have set minimum 10k as goal to raise funds to finish up wind faction to have two playable factions in a first steam release and expand the art for the game..

While we were able to raise 40k on kickstarter even though we did not manage to raise the last 10k to reach the 50k goal to succeed the fact we raised 40k we feel shows there is public interest in a reboot of netstorm style gameplay and we can clear this smaller 10k funding goal and get Wind faction to a playable state and steam release.

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Servo-StormIslePro Creator
Servo-StormIslePro

We just got alerted by kickstarter the project has been selected as a staff pick project.

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tafthorne
tafthorne

New Kickstarter campaign has just begun for DoTS and they have already raised over a grand in the first few hours. Hopefully they will make it through the full funding cycle this time.

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Zyragon
Zyragon

looks good

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Trempler
Trempler

You got a Tracker !!!!!!!! Good work <3

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