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Black Skylands

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: tinyBuild
Developer: Hungry Couch Games
Release Date: Q2 2021

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'Black Skylands' Kicks Off Open Playtest, Sign Up Now - Trailer

by Rainier on March 11, 2021 @ 5:45 p.m. PST

Black Skylands is an open-world, top-down shooter set on breathtaking floating islands where you locate the spawning nest of the enemy, discover its secrets, and defeat all the bosses.

Prepare to set sail...through the skies!

Build your skyship and explore the open world, fight factions of pirates and monsters, claim your territory by foot or by your flying vessel. You're the captain and the sky is the limit in this skypunk Open World action adventure combining sandbox, top-down shooter and action/adventure.

Many years ago, Earth turned into thousands of islands floating in the air. In the new world, peoples of Aspya used to live in peace...until vicious raiders invaded their island homelands.

You are Eva, a proud daughter of the Earners. The Kain's Falcons—cold-blooded bandits from the Desert Lands—destroyed the Earners’ Fathership and took your father’s life. Driven by revenge, you have to rebuild your aerial home “from the deck up”, arm and prepare for battle.

However, the Kain’s Falcons are not the only threat you are about to face. Deep in the depths of the Black Skylands, the mysterious Swarm lurks…

Over a limited period of time, join the open playtest and get a sneak peek at the open-world skypunk sandbox before the release.

We have significantly improved the game since the launch of the Origins demo back in 2020. Here is a short list of new features:

  • Capturing territories
  • New weapons & skyships
  • Furnishing! You can have your own cozy bed now
  • Skyship ammo & repair kits
  • Updated map and a fresh approach to level design
  • Updated user interface
  • Updated player/skyship death mechanic
  • Lots and lots of gameplay polishing & balancing


Key Features:

  • Build, expand and protect your aerial base: make your trusty Fathership an impregnable flying fortress and repel intruders’ attacks. Resources you gather can be used to build facilities aboard the Fathership. For example, a Workshop lets you acquire useful upgrades for airships & weapons, a Factory processes resources and a Laboratory allows you to create powerful artifacts. Also, make sure to construct buildings like Gardens and Ranches to grow & harvest crops. Keep your people well-fed!
  • Customize your vessel and weaponry: choose a skyship that fits your playstyle, be it a small maneuverable boat or a heavy machine with a high-capacity cargo hold. When on foot, harness the power of firearms by enhancing them with different mods and using special abilities to destroy your foes;
  • Fight in the skies and on land: combine aerial and ground combat, having dozens of weapons in your arsenal. Encountered a group of enemies that is too tough for you to handle? Execute an aerial attack! And don’t forget to use your trusty grappling hook to throw enemies into the cloudy abyss;
  • Capture territories: craft alliances and clear out occupied lands to expand the power of your faction. New resources, researches, characters and other features become available as you grow your influence;
  • Explore a sprawling open world: venture into the skies and discover countless floating lands full of secrets & loot. Travel across forests, farms, snowy lands, urban jungle and the mysterious Black Skylands themselves. Discover ancient secrets and take risks to unleash power behind them;

Black Skylands is coming to PC (Steam) in Q2 2021.

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