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Icarus unveils its alien desert this weekend


Icarus receives new playable content for the more than 200,000 people who pre-ordered the game.

RocketWerkz announced today that the desert biome will be revealed this weekend in their upcoming sci-fi survival game, Icarus. Following several weeks of testing game biomes, this weekend transports players to the heart of Icarus‘ uncharted desert biome, where players will face sandstorms, heatwaves, and a few surprises.

A sci-fi survival game

Icarus is a one-of-a-kind session-based PvE survival game for up to eight cooperative players. Players explore, craft, build, and survive against the elements as part of an interstellar gold rush on an Earth-like planet where terraforming has failed.

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Players have recovered crashed terraforming satellites and hunted a genetically modified mammoth in previous weekends. Each weekend, developer RocketWerkz has added new features and content for players to test, such as the arctic biome, base-destroying storms, and boss creatures.

A new beta weekend

The mission for this weekend requires players to discover a secret cave network, craft engineering equipment, and survey a section of desert where a previous team never returned. Also, the RocketWerkz team has added an extra beta weekend in response to player feedback. This decision was made thanks to the community, which has contributed valuable information since the game’s early betas, allowing Icarus to become what it is today.

Icarus, following the extension of the game’s betas, is now expected to be released on Steam on December 4, 2021.

Watch the trailer for Icarus down below!