From Press Release:
TWAIN HARTE, CA – June 14, 2018 – Saddle up and grab your cowboy hat, lasso, and grappling guns for a showdown in the sky! New Zealand-based game developer Lunar Rooster and Reverb Triple XP announced today that Sky Noon is now available on Steam Early Access. Join a faction – either the Minutemen or the Cartel – then attempt to knock off opponents with air-powered weapons while using grappling hooks and lassos to pull yourself back onto the level, leading to a thrilling “tug of war” pace of combat that’s both hilarious and exhilarating! Send your enemies soaring off the edge of the Floating Frontier and lead your team to victory!
“Through many hours of design work, testing, and community feedback, we’ve reached the major milestone in releasing our first video game – Sky Noon on Steam,” states Craig Taylor, co-founder and lead programmer at Lunar Rooster. “In the next few weeks we plan to unveil Duels, enhanced customization and a lot more as we want to take advantage of the Early Access development to listen to our amazing growing community and further improve the Sky Noon experience.”
Sky Noon game features at Early Access launch include:
- Weapons With a Big Blast: Make use of devices powered by super-compressed air to fling opponents off levels – knock them varmints straight to the moon!
- Lassos, Grappling Hooks, and Jump Pads… Oh My!: Freely move throughout the floating levels by using quick-firing grappling hooks. Take advantage of jump pads for quick long leaps and lasso cowboys back to levels. Additional items like teleporters and air-powered jet boots can give a tactical advantage or help escape a close brush with death.
- Online Multiplayer Mayhem: Two to six players can jump into modes like Free For All, Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill, and Cart, with more game modes coming in the near future.
- Customizable Online Games: Personalize Sky Noon gunfights with over 50 different game server options – pack more punch to melee attacks, remove random crates, turn on infinite ammo, increase spawn rates on all items, and much more.
- Re-imagined Wild West: With the land dried up and cracked, the denizens of the West look to the clouds for the last vestiges of water. Crafting technology to raise their lands into the sky, opposing factions now battle for control over the Floating Frontier.
- The Floating Frontier: Choose seven distinct levels; from the cozy Saloon town, the tall towers and hovering blimps of Hightown, or the tornado dangers of Whirlwind, gamers will discover that unique level mechanics can be used to their advantage.
- Single Player Time Trials: Jump and swing through checkpoints in these time trials levels and compete for the top trial times.
- Character Customization: Are you the good sheriff in the ten-gallon hat or the man wanted in every county? Customize your look and show ‘em who is Best in the West.
Named by Game Informer as one of the Best Indie Games at PAX East 2018*, Sky Noontakes place in a reinvented Wild West universe where the frontier floats among the clouds. Powerful factions crave to control the most precious resource in the West: water. Players take the role of hired gunslingers that battle opposing fighters across floating islands in the sky. There are no health meters in Sky Noon; instead, to eliminate enemies, players use various super-power compressed air weapons to send them flying out of their boot spurs! Grappling hooks and lassos must constantly be used to prevent players from falling off into the great blue sky. Combined with other items like steam-powered jet boots, jump pads, teleporters, and more, cowboys need to be quick on the draw and light on their boots in the fast-paced, aerial mayhem of Sky Noon.
Sky Noon is now available on Steam Early Access (SRP $14.99). Cowboys looking to join the gang should follow the game development on Twitter, ‘Like’ us on Facebook, connect onDiscord, check us out on Reddit, and visit the official site SkyNoonGame.com.
*courtesy of Game Informer