Independent development studio MercurySteam announced today that the newest character to join its Free to Play game Spacelords, Sööma, is available today. This valiant and devoted warrior-priest has been developed in conjunction with Dutch actress and model Stefanie Joosten, who lent her image and voice to bring Sööma to live.
Sööma is part of the ancient and secretive Algia Creed, a Martian Cult devoted to ease the suffering of those in need, and joined the ill-fated expedition to the Broken Planet to bring the word of their deity, the Great Red Worm Fëhb, to the far reaches of the galaxy. After joining the Umbra Wardogs faction, Sööma soon grew disenchanted by the greed and ruthlessness that fueled the Human colonization of the Broken Planet, and decided to seek out and join the resistance: the infamous Raiders.
“It was a fascinating endeavor working on a character like Sööma,” commented Stefanie Joosten. “When MercurySteam approached me with the idea of working on a new Raider for Spacelords, Sööma was just a piece of concept art, and developing that concept into a full character, with her own unique personality and ethos, is a very rewarding experience indeed”.
“Developing a new character is always a complex subject,” added Enric Álvarez, Game Director. “The need to create a well-adjusted and fun new addition to a Free to Play game like Spacelords needs to be balanced with an attractive design and likeability of the character. Stefanie’s natural charisma and talent contributed to a smoother and enjoyable creative process.”
Independent development studio MercurySteam launched today Prizes Galore, the new game update for its free to play shooter Spacelords. This latest expansion includes new features that will improve the players’ experience, like the new daily rewards or the addition of a new gameplay feature: the Aleph Drop System.
With the arrival of Prizes Galore, players will be able to queue for any mission they wish for since rewards are no longer mission dependent. This gives the matchmaking system more flexibility, and offers more freedom to the players when choosing the mission they wish to play.
The biggest change, however, introduced by the Prizes Galore update is that players will no longer lose any rewards when they fail a mission, as they will now be stored in the Accumulated Pot. They will have a second chance to get them the next day they play.
But the Prizes Galore update also introduces a very important change in a gameplay mechanic, with the Aleph Drop System. Players will now have the option to drop the Aleph energy they obtain during the game. These Aleph Gems could then be picked up by other players, or be triggered to explode, giving players a wider range of tactical options.
“The main goal of the Prizes Galore update is to provide players with more flexibility to play Spacelords,” commented Enric Álvarez, Game Director. “All the changes included in this update have been designed based on the feedback obtained from our loyal community, who desired to receive more incentives and rewards for playing the game regularly, as well as a more optimized matchmaking system.”
Spacelords is as a Free to Play gaming experience for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam and Windows 10. Prizes Galore, the latest major game update isavailable today for all users. For more information, visit Spacelords’ website: www.spacelordsthegame.com.