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Oct 22, 2021

ICARUS begins Beta Weekend 5 with an alien desert planet and mission to recover satellite

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From Press Release:

Auckland, New Zealand — October 22, 2021 — Sci-fi survival game Icarus is unveiling its desert biome this weekend as part of its ongoing beta weekends program.

Over 200,000 people have pre-ordered Icarus on Steam and gained access to its beta so far, which developer RocketWerkz unlocks for a few days every second weekend. This weekend sends players into the heart of Icarus’ uncharted desert biome enduring sandstorms, heatwaves and a few surprises.

Icarus is a session-based survival game where players drop onto the broken terraformed planet of Icarus for a limited time to complete missions before returning to orbit with resources. This weekend’s mission challenges players to discover a secret cave network, craft engineering equipment and survey a section of desert that a previous team never returned from.

Previous weekends have seen players recover crashed terraforming satellites and hunt a genetically-modified mammoth. Developer RocketWerkz has used each weekend to add new features and content such as the arctic biome, base-destroying storms and boss creatures for players to test.

Responding to player feedback, the team at RocketWerkz has added an extra beta weekend and the full game is now expected to arrive on Steam on December 4th.

Icarus is a uniquely session-based PvE survival game for up to eight co-op players. Set on an Earth-like planet where terraforming failed, players explore, craft, build and survive against the elements as part of an interstellar goldrush. Initially equipped with nothing, players drop to the planet for missions lasting from hours to weeks, before returning to orbit to progress their character and tech for the next drop.

Icarus is available to pre-order on Steam. For more details on what’s in each Beta Weekend check out this blog post: | ICARUS – How Our Beta Weekends Work – Steam News