Black Skylands (2021) – Boop Show Show Notes

Black Skylands

BRIAN GAME of the week

Black Skylands
EARLY ACCESS!

DESCRIPTION
Build your skyship and explore the open world, fight factions of pirates and monsters, claim your territory by foot or by your flying vessel. You’re the captain and the sky is the limit in this skypunk Open World action adventure!

PLATFORM
PC/Steam

DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER:
“DEVELOPER: Hungry Couch Games
PUBLISHER: tinyBuild”

RELEASE DATE:
2020-07-09

VIDEO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNcZygMShMM
Me Playing – Do you think you could play the audio (at low volume) to the game when we play the video for the stream? It is muted enough that I think the podcast listeners would enjoy it as background music and may help set the mood.

AUDIO CLIPS
https://studiom80.com/brian/boopshow-295-blackskylands-part-1.mp3
^ Launch Trailer Audio
https://studiom80.com/brian/boopshow-295-blackskylands-part-2.mp3
^ Game Play Audio

HOW LONG TO BEAT
more than 10 hours?
https://howlongtobeat.com

IS THERE ANY DEALS
$17.99 (10% off on Steam until 7/16)
https://isthereanydeal.com/game/blackskylands/info/

EXPERIENCE:
What is skypunk? A Top Down Pixel Graphics Shooter set in an open world of cloud city adventure, powered by astroid debris and wind power! Also, there are sky pirates, family problems and politics o’plenty. Lots of character interactions and quests to forward a story of unrest amongst the sky citizens. Base Building and land grabbing for resources. But it mostly comes down to top-down shooting and a slow progression of upgrading and mod’ing your shit…I mean ship and weapons. pew pew pew. Now somebody call my giant moth Luma to come take me home…I’ve been blown up! oh wait…I still have some repair kits on the ship. I’m good.

Boop’s Patented 10 Point Rating System

Art/Animation: The character design in dialogue is great. The world art is amazing. Levels Deep!
Music/Effects: Music? There is music? repetitive probably. But the sputter of your sky propeller is satisfying and cannons go boom!
V/O: Mostly just typing noises.
World Building: The world building is kind of scatter shot…sometimes shockingly good…other times…wth
Currency/Loot: Purple gem loot and resources like wood, stone and so forth.
AI/NPCs: Bad guy magnets. They get stuck but it makes for some interesting encounters.
Controls: Pretty straight forward stuff…except when you face the ship south vs north you forget which cannon is mapped
Interface/HUD: I really dig the skypunk tablet Interface. I can access all my things!
Replay/Endgame: So far I am really having fun on my first run through.

“Pros:

  • Addicting gameplay (just a few more quests and a little more expasion and just a bit more upgrade)
  • A lot of content for the price
  • Unique movement like hooking your way from platform to platform and the floaty feeling when flying an airship.

    “Cons:
  • Early Access
  • Uneven pacing”

Score:
8 skypunks shooting me out of 10 I should have’s probably bought more ammo’s

LINKS
https://www.blackskylands.com
https://store.steampowered.com/search/?term=Black Skylands
https://www.igdb.com/search?type=1&q=Black Skylands

LEARN MORE
Free Black Skylands: Origins (learn the ropes)
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1286530/Black_Skylands_Origins/

Tags: Top Down, Twin Stick Shooter, 2D, RPG, Pixel Graphics, Story Driven

SCOTT GUESS MY GAME
HINT:

BRIAN GUESS MY GAME
https://brian.studiom80.com/boop295-thegamename.mp3
hint: 1993

Next Week (optional)

SCOTT: no idea

BRIAN: Imagine Earth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRfr_5mkMLw
https://store.steampowered.com/app/280720/Imagine_Earth/

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