Cryoblade Official Announcement

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Cryoblade Official Announcement

Post by themusic » Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:24 pm

As you may have been aware, we are in the process of creating a standalone version of this sc2 arcade game. It will tentatively be called Cryoblade. We'd like to keep in touch with everyone in the ZH community during the development process. Please sign up at if you have interest in the project. This is why we'd like you to sign up:

1. To give you development progress and updates during major milestones of the project
2. To alert you when the kickstarter campaign is live
3. To include you in lotteries for alpha and closed beta testing
4. To participate in outreach and awareness

In addition to signing up, please ask any questions about the project and we will answer them if we can. Sean AKA "Maharishi" as you know him, is heading up the outreach for this game and can answer any questions if they aren't already answered below.


Q: Will it be the same as Zealot Hockey?
A: Cryoblade will be based on the mechanics of Zealot Hockey, but it will be it's own game in the end. There may be differences in abilities and unit movement, but the core of what makes the game awesome will stay in tact.

Q: What platform will the game be on?
A: We plan to initially launch the game on steam on both Windows and Mac. There are no immediate plans to launch for consoles, though we are considering it based on the popularity of the game.

Q: How much will it cost?
A: The tentative plan is to launch the game as Free to Play. There will be a large amount of DLC available for purchasing with real money or in-game currency.

Q: Will there be Leagues and Tournaments within the game?
A: We want to wait to see how the community responds before building in any support for Tournaments. Initially they will be created/ran by the community at their own will. There will however be a matchmaking and MMR system which you can rank up in during a "season". We want to focus heavily on the e-sports aspect of this game, so we will be looking very closely at how to best implement supporting features (Including groups/clans/teams, text/voice chat, etc).

Q: When is the kickstarter and when does the game launch?
A: Both of these dates are not set yet. The release date will largely depend on the success of the Kickstarter campaign. The kickstarter campaign will be launched soon, and we ask that you sign up at so you can be apart of it right when it launches.

Q: Will there be different modes to play in, or just the normal game?
A: The project plan currently consists of Ranked Matchmaking, Custom Game, and Practice. Ranked games will have default rulesets and can only be joined through matchmaking. Custom games will have configurable settings so you can customize the gaming experience. The game modes are definitely subject to change still.

Q: Who's developing the game?
A: We have 3 full time members working on the project. Chris (Developer of the amazing sc2 arcade game The Star Strikers and co-dev of Star Party) will be in charge of Game Development, Ricky (software engineer extraordinaire) will be in charge of Networking and Engineering, and I will be in charge of Game Design/UX. We look forward to disclosing more background on the team when we launch the kickstarter campaign.

Q: What happened to "Warrior Hockey"
A: Trademarks. Also, we like this new name better.

Thanks everyone.
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Re: Cryoblade Official Announcement

Post by JMoney » Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:27 pm

I only play ZH for the campaign/story mode sad to see this being removed in Cryoblade
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Post by krazymen » Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:27 pm

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Re: Cryoblade Official Announcement

Post by htcp » Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:32 pm

lots of hype. can't wait for more info.
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Post by Entropy » Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:37 pm

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Post by MrAlerteyes » Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:45 pm

HYPE! Can't wait for this game, well done Music.
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Re: Cryoblade Official Announcement

Post by Meepomart » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:01 pm

Season 29 here we come!
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Re: Cryoblade Official Announcement

Post by Sleek » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:24 pm

can i ac in this
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Re: Cryoblade Official Announcement

Post by Perplex » Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:10 am

Can't wait to see this!

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Re: Cryoblade Official Announcement

Post by iSpyGecko » Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:29 am

is this likely to be more or less intensive than inside sc2 cuz i get 20-25 fps in zh right now. am i going to be able to run this shit on my shitty laptop



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