Spooky Shooter Noct Out… In Early Access?

I’d been keenly awaiting October 21st, 2015 for a while, and not just because it was the fifth annual International Fisting Day. That special day is also when spooky-looking multiplayer survival top-down shooter Noct [official site] was supposed to launch and… well, it kinda launched. Noct arrived in Steam Early Access yesterday, rather than as the full and finished game I was expecting – which is now due in January 2016.

Supposedly this change will let creator C3SK make more spooky things while responding to feedback, but it does sound a bit like the game’s not quite ready yet either. Shame, that. It does still look pretty nice, mind. C3SK explained yesterday:

“After our successful closed beta run with you all and careful review of the feedback received, we have decided to shift Noct into Early Access to further our development of nopes. This will allow us to continue our community-led drive to expand the content and narrative aspects of Noct. We want to make the game that you the community, and us, the developers want to play!”

Their Early Access timeline does include additions like underground locations, suppressed weapons for sneakyshoots, and the ability to play as a monster, but this initial release is missing the game’s third and final act. That release date announcement was a little premature, I think.

If you can’t wait until January, Noct is £6.29 on Steam Early Access for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Speaking of Noct, here’s another night-y fact: wombats are mostly nocturnal. Happy Wombat Day!

10 Comments

  1. Jakkar says:

    How did I not know about Fisting Day?! This changes… a lot. It’s not too late to celebrate o.o

    • Barberetti says:

      You want to celebrate fisting day and wombat day on the same day?

      Ok ….

      *slowly backs away*

  2. fuggles says:

    Doesn’t sound like a family friendly festival… Too scared to google it.

  3. Andrew says:

    fifth annual International Fisting Day

    High five!

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      Bluerps says:

      I think it’s more of a low five.

      • Andrew says:

        It depends on your point of view.

        P.S. Nobody will talk about game here, right? Alice killed it.

        • fuggles says:

          No, judging from the one screenshot it looks like a monochrome teleglitch, which is never to be played in the back catalogue. I’m only here because of the fisting. Genius \terrible marketing by Alice!

          • bonuswavepilot says:

            Kinda monochrome teleglitch I suppose, but with more of the “NOPE!” factor (in fact I think early releases of Noct were internally known as ‘Nope Hunter’). Monsters chosen to evoke a squirmy response in the player… (I am a backer, but not one of the ones who was in on the beta, so basing this mostly on gameplay vids and the like).