Many have already asked for more, now you’ll be getting what you want: An extension of our “Board the server Days” – we aimed to bring the server of our action-packed pirate game Kartuga to its limits and that’s what we have done! Many of you have taken the chance and followed the call of the Kartuga’s oceans.
We think that’s just great! Never has there been more action-packed matches in Kartuga and the game has grown a lot. Since the “Board the server Days” turned out to be really popular with you, we have decided to extend them until 29th of april! So you still have the whole weekend to bring our server to sweat and your enemies to despair. Have fun!
The time has now come! The closed beta of Kartuga has just started and right in this moment you could receive one of the beta keys. With this key you are the first one who has access to our brand new action MMOG. And there are a lot of things you can look forward to in it: The playable version already includes all three classes with complete skill trees. Hence, you will finally be able to decide if you prefer the Destroyer, Engineer or Protector. Moreover, 20 of the 40 planned ship types are already done and selectable. There is also a large variety of play modes – If you prefer to play on your own, you can sail around the oceans of the five large accessible game worlds and solve quests. If you like to play against other players you have the choice between domination and destruction. Domination is a variation of classic king-of-the-hill. Destruction is a mode where a bomb has to be detonated in the enemy’s base. Soon, the PvP modes will separate the wheat from the chaff!
All pirates who didn’t receive a beta key so far shouldn’t be disappointed. In the next days, we will increase the number of players. Moreover we will give out keys on our InnoGames-Facebook page daily. Taking a look is well worthwhile!
With the start of the closed beta we are really looking forward for your feedback. You can barely imagine how excited we all are to see how much you like the game. We hope you have lot of fun on the oceans of Kartuga!
To make the first steps easier, we have a few instructions for when you do receive a key:
Now the time has come! From the 27th on, the impatiently awaited closed beta of Kartuga starts! In only a few days, the first pirates are allowed to raise anchor and set sail! And the best part is, the playable version already includes all three classes with complete skilltrees. Hence, you will finally be able to decide if you prefer the Destroyer, Engineer or Protector. Moreover, 20 of the 40 plannedship types are already done and selectable. I’m sure there is something for every taste.
We can also look forward to the varying game modes: In the closed beta, we can choose between domination and destruction. Domination is a variation of classic king-of-the-hill. Destruction is a mode where a bomb has to be detonated in the enemy’s base.
Anyone who is not interested in battles against other players has the opportunity to sail over the oceans of the five large accessible game worlds. NPCs with various quests are already waiting for you there.
Interested? The closed beta can be accessed by pre-registering on www.kartuga.com or visiting the InnoGames-Facebook page, where keys will be given out daily. Taking a look is well worthwhile!
I wish you good luck during the beta key giveaway! I’ll see you in the game!
Today, new information about the highly anticipated pirate game Kartuga was published: For the first time, we can have a look at the entire interface of the game. And there’s some very interesting stuff to see: The Inventory of equippable items and crew members as well as the skill and experience bar at the bottom of the screen. Next to it are the slots for consumables you can use during battle, such as Repair kits that refill your energy, or short-term buffs.
You can also see some more of the inventory: There you equip crew members – these have different effects on the properties of your ship. Officers, carpenters, gunners: a whole range of professions is to be filled there. There are quite a few different slots where you can assign equipment and items. As usual in role-playing games, you can check out the stats of the item in the item description with a quick mouse-over. There you also see whether it is worthwhile to equip the item. In the screenshot you see a certain type of ammunition that can cause additional damage.
Particularly interesting is the small slot directly below the 3D view of your ship. There you can use different layouts of ships – The ship types that are available to you can be found in the “dock” tab again.
I hope you are as excited as I for Kartuga to start – only a few weeks to go!
If you also want get be one of the first ones to test the game, register here: http://www.kartuga.com
As a Hamburg based browser games developer, we have really a special relationship to water and ships. With one of the largest harbors in the world directly next to our headquarters, I pass a lot of different ship types on my way to work. Some of them are really small but able to sail even the smallest canals, others are huge and need a lot of space even to turn. This aspect was now included in our action MMOG Kartuga:
Today, we announced that in addition to the three ship classes’, protector, engineer and destroyer, there are also three variations of these types of ships included in the game: light, medium and large. Depending on the chosen categories, ship properties differ vastly from each other, so you really need to think carefully about your choice. Here you can see a video which introduces the three types:
Traditionally, I like playing big and powerful units. But thinking about that, speed and agility might be a great advantage on sea, so I have to think about my choice again…
One of the coolest things is that our team included nearly 40 completely fresh ship layouts into Kartuga – goodbye boredom! In addition to that, the ship types also differ visually from each other. Therefore, I’m able to see at first glance which type is attacking me and if escape might be necessary…
Scenic Coastlines, magnificent temple cities or mysterious jungle worlds. Those areas and more await you in the world of Kartuga. While our development team fiercely continues to prepare the game for Closed Beta (which we’ll start as fast as we can, promise!), I’d like to present you with the various kingdoms of Kartuga in our Area-Trailer: Ithosia, the “Empire of the Sun” and Kartu.
The waters of Ithosia bear strong reference to the Mediterranean. Dreamy fishing villages alternate with sandy beaches – but don’t get fooled by the beautiful scenery: Dangerous pirates and other scum are always close by, ready to attack.
The Empire of the Sun, on the other hand, introduces you to a world reminiscent of the orient. Followed by a merciless sun you’ll sail past dreamy locations inspired by Arabian Nights: marvelous palaces and radiant cities.
The kingdom of Kartu, finally, derives its visual style from mayan culture. Lush jungles, volcanoes and monstrous temple cities dominate the area. Your enemies use small coves and muddy rivers for sudden ambushes. Remember to keep your eyes wide open if you don’t want to end on the bottom of the emerald seas.
As you can see, Kartuga is far from being a typical pirate game, and will have various unique worlds for you to discover. don’t’ forget to pre-register for Closed Beta!
Holiday season is the time of year where you allow yourself to get a little rest – but if you think, we at InnoGames spend our winter holidays with nothing but sleeping and gaming, you’re dead wrong! Check out this brand new Graphic from the Kartuga-Team!
In the last two weeks we presented two out of three classes from our upcoming Action MMOG Kartuga. Now is the time to lift the veil for the third one: The Protector. The powerful battleship is the most robust class in the pirate game and fearlessly sets sails to join any battle. The Protector also has a number of skills for both attacking and defendin, which makes him a valuable addition to every team. Want to see the Protector in action? Check out our Video below!
If you would like to draw enemy fire and defend your teammates, the Protector with its defensive abilities is your choice! Like the other classes of Kartuga, the Protector has a thrice-branched skill tree, so you can adjust it to your individual play style. You will be rewarded skill points after every level up. In case of the Protector, you can spend your points on the specializations Bulwark, Wrangler and Suppressor. The Bulwark is a swimming fortress, with nearly impenetrable defenses. The Wrangler is less heavily fortified, but easily sinks targets with its precise critical strikes. Lastly, the Suppressor acts as big brother of every team and defends smaller mates, using close combat skills.
So now we presented all three classes of Kartuga to you. Do you have a favorite yet? In any case, we are really excited and look forward to the upcoming closed beta.
Don’t forget to pre-register at www.kartuga.com!
We have been waiting a long time for this: Last Saturday, 16 different players from six nations visited the InnoGames office for an exclusive battle. During the Kartuga Alpha Challenge they fought for valuable prizes in an epic tournament of three rounds. At the end of an exciting fight, Hans was lucky enough to overtake Szymon in the very last minute and won an iPad.
We were already overwhelmed by your interest in this competition. When we announced it here on the blog to a yet small community, we were definitely not thinking that some hundreds of users would be interested in visiting us here in Germany. There were applications even from Chile and New Zealand. Staying in contact with the 16 people who won the lottery and discussing the details of their travel with them was already the first exciting thing about the event. Szymon from Częstochowa (Poland) came with his father in a caravan – a 1,600 km trip! Grega from Ljubljana (Slovenia) rode on night trains for 14 hours. And at the end, they all showed up in time. Thanks a lot for taking part!
For us it was especially interesting to see the players’ reactions to the game. So far, it has only been played internally and at some point, it is very hard to remain neutral and objective about your own game. One could say that there was a lot of positive tension in our office before the event. Thus, we were of course a bit relieved that our visitors agreed with our point of view. Every one of the 16 participants really liked the game; especially the beautiful 3D graphics of the game were praised a lot.
Still, players also gave very valuable feedback – there were some suggestions to improve scoring and balancing of the game, for example. Those areas were part of the reason we wanted to have this event in the alpha stage of the game. Now, we are able to implement valuable feedback into the development process of the game.
We would once again like to thank all participants for joining our Alpha Challenge. We hope to see you all in the game very soon!