Greetings Rift Runners,
Some of you may have noticed our conspicuous silence on the forums recently and we’ve heard the concerns from our loyal fan base that Lightmare by ourselves, as a small Indie games studio, may not be best equipped to realise the full potential of Infinity Wars without the help of a bigger, more established publishing partner. Hence, the reason why we’ve been so quiet over the past couple of months is that we’ve been busily working on finalizing the details of a partnership with a major publisher that will work with our team at Lightmare to give Infinity Wars the resources it deserves to take the game to new levels.
Already, we’ve been working with our partner to put together an upcoming roadmap of new content that we plan to add to Infinity Wars that is prioritized to address some of the most urgent issues that you, the player community, have been telling us about, including the following:
More Players and Shorter Wait Times
A big concern from our player base is that there are not enough active people playing the game, hence the wait time for match-making can sometimes be significant. We are already working with our new publishing partner on a major re-launch and marketing effort that is expected to bring a flood of new players into Infinity Wars. Our publisher will be helping us to not only relaunch Infinity Wars on Steam with a proper PR/Marketing plan, but also expand the game’s distribution to the Windows store and other platforms. We expect this to significantly reduce waiting times for match-making across all game modes.
More New Content and Less Bugs
As much as we want to squash all the bugs in the game, the creation and testing of new game content while simultaneously maintaining/debugging the current online version has been a challenge for our studio’s limited resources. Our new publishing partner has also committed to bring a seasoned team of game designers, coders and testers to compliment our team at Lightmare. This will help us create more content faster as well as more thoroughly test each update before release.
We’ve already starting working on a number of new things that our players can look forward to including a richer PVE campaign as well as a revamp of PVP game modes that will cater to players of all experience levels. Expect to see a lot more rewards from both the new PVE campaigns as well as the various PVP game modes over the next few months.
More Player Community Involvement
As we come up with new ideas for new game modes, cards, and factions, we’d like to be more active in communicating some of these ideas with you all to get your feedback/opinions on what things you’d like to see more (or less) of. For those of you who are already seasoned players of Infinity Wars, we’d love to work with you to foster community-driven events, tournaments, and fan-sites, so if you have any good ideas on how to make the Infinity Wars player community more vibrant, please reach out to us and we’ll see what we can put together with you!
Thank You For Standing By Us
We will be releasing more details of all the new stuff we have planned for Infinity Wars in dribs as drabs as they are finalized after the New Year. We’d also like to take this opportunity to give a big THANK YOU to all of those players that have stuck by us during our time building Infinity Wars. You are the reason we've worked so hard to make this game what it is today, and you are the reason that we are asking for help to make it even better. We cannot tell you just how excited we are to have this new publishing partnership and I can’t wait to see what we can do together with the Infinity Wars relaunch.
As always, stayed tuned for further updates and we will see you on the Battlefield!