Battleship Apollo is a game in the Hades' Star universe based on quick combat rounds that last a few minutes. It also features a long term progression system that has players upgrading and optimizing their Battleship loadouts to face increasingly difficult opponents and participate in frequent events.
While in the same universe, Battleship Apollo and Hades' Star are independent games. Each game will keep getting updates for the foreseeable future, as long as it is maintaining a viable player base.
Our primary focus is quality, which means there will be an unknown number of iterations (including Beta testing) until we feel the game is completed. That means we simply do not know when the game will be released. To get notified of major news including upcoming launch, register for email updates and/or join our Discord channel.Also note that while we are planning to ship Battleship Apollo for iOS, Android and Steam, we do not yet know what version(s) will launch first. We are always taking a long term approach and will delay certain platforms for as long as needed until we're sure the quality and long term prospects for the game on that platform are there.
Our goal is to get all content in an extremely polished and balanced state by the time the game is fully launched. Community help and feedback will be vital to meet this goal. We are planning to involve players who want to help in an extended Beta that will last for a few weeks at least. The Beta will be followed by a content wipe before the game launches properly. If you are interested, sign up for email updates and/or join our Discord server. We will notify you when the game is in an appropriate state to start Beta testing. At this moment we expect we'll be able to accommodate everyone who is interested in the Beta, though it's very likely the Beta builds won't be available for all platforms.
Battleship Apollo is free to play, with all content and progression available over time without paying anything. Optional in-app purchases allow faster progression. Our philosophy around this has not changed since before Hades' Star was released. See here for our thoughts as posted a long time ago - they are still relevant today.
Do you have more questions? Join our Discord server and discuss the game with developers and fans!