Back in the last week of September I wrote up that the long-awaited Shadowgun: Deadzone was in closed beta and would be coming to the general public for an open beta in the coming week or “very soon” as Madfinger put it. The closed beta was only available to users in the Czech Republic so don’t feel too bad about having missed an opportunity to get in on something special. Instead, feel awesome if you own a tegra 3 device right now because the last round of the beta for Shadowgun: Deadzone seems to be open and available for download in the Play Store.
Now I know not everyone has a Tegra 3 device but not to worry, because Madfinger games says that Shadowgun: Deadzone will be available in full effect in the next few weeks. Which more than likely means it will be available for non tegra devices soon.
Some of you may have been just introduced to android gaming and may have no idea who madfinger is or what they bring to the table so if that is so, I’ll give you the rundown. They brought us the ever popular Samurai series with Samurai II: Vengance, than they brought the original Shadowgun, and finally Dead Trigger.
Now, they have done it again with the multiplayer Shadowgun experience so many of us have been waiting on for the better part of a year. As I said last month, most of or all of the team had reportedly been taken off Deadzone, so they could work on Dead Trigger when they were both still in development. It makes perfect sense why we didn’t see Shadowgun: Deadzone for so long. Now, madfinger notes that this is only a beta version and to please be mindful of the fact. A beta is just that: A beta.
There are many missing features to the game, less modes, less characters, things might not work right and you may get kicked from the servers from time to time because the point of the beta is so that madfinger can try to polish out all the little imperfections before a final release. There is even a little disclaimer message window that pops up when you boot the game, which is what I came in contact yesterday when I played it for the first time.
If you are ready for some awesome multiplayer third-person shooter action, and you own a Tegra 3 device, than I suggest you run and pick this up. The game is shaping up quite nicely, and I can’t wait till all of its features are available. If you wish to sign in and play together my name in the game Deadeye. If you just happen to see me in game, kill me quick before I see you first.