A new developer blog post on the official site has revealed to fans that the first combat alpha for Ship of Heroes will begin in the second half of February. Developers personally escort groups of 3-4 donors, supporters and press through the available portions of the game and let them perform “street sweeping” to try out the current combat mechanics.

An alpha test is more than just the first shot at playing Ship of Heroes – it is real work, and we appreciate the help we’re getting from our supporters.  This is not a balanced combat scenario.  Instead, we’re testing how people think combat should “feel” in Ship of Heroes, and we have deliberately eliminated some important elements for now.  For example, accuracy is set to 100% for both players and enemies, so every attack will land.

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