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Tuesday,January 17, 2017 •

Mirage – Taurant class trailer

Watch the new video series, Instruments of Death, detailing Mirage’s six character classes! In today’s video, meet the Taurant.

The Taurant is a hulking brute that excels at melee and uses his size and physical strength to dominate enemies up close. Bringing chaos wherever he goes, the Taurant delivers massive damage with his grand mace and through his lineup of brutal magic abilities.

Read about this character’s development in our two previous development profile.

Sign up for the ongoing Closed Alpha today. Mirage will release in 2017.

Thursday,December 15, 2016 •

ROUND FOUR of Mirage Closed Alpha Test Begins Dec 15


Round Four of the Mirage: Arcane Warfare Public Closed Alpha begins today, Dec 15! We plan to have servers live by approximately 1pm ET.

The Alpha, which started September 2016, will provide select participants with the opportunity to playtest Mirage and provide feedback to help shape the direction of the game as we move towards its release in 2017.

We are gradually adding new participants into the Alpha, based on our ongoing list of registered members from our sign-up on MirageArcaneWarfare.com.

This round will last for 3 days and with a limited pool of participants.

Our usual FAQ:


I was in a previous round. Am I in this round now?

Yes, you’re automatically in and we want you to play again! You can launch the Alpha on Steam as before. Anyone invited will have Alpha access for all future rounds.

I didn’t get a key! How do I get in?

If you have not been invited to the Alpha yet, please be patient and we will hope to get you a key in the near future. We cannot guarantee that all registrants will get a key, but we are working to include as many dedicated testers as possible.

Can I pay to get in?

No, the Alpha is free and limited to registrants. Access is limited to registrants on MirageArcaneWarfare.com. This is our opportunity to get people volunteering their time to playtest Mirage, providing us with feedback so we can iterate on our development of Mirage as we move towards launch.

How long will the Alpha last?

The first round of the Alpha ran from 9/29 to 10/3. The second round will run from 10/20 to 10/24. The third round ran from 11/17 to 11/21. The fourth round will run from 12/15 to 12/18. Additional testing will follow in early 2017. The Alpha does not yet have a determined end date.

The Closed Alpha is under a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). What does the NDA mean?

Anyone with access to the Closed Alpha is encouraged to play Mirage and provide feedback directly to developers in our member-only forum. For those who are now participating in the Closed Alpha, visit forums.tornbanner.com to provide us with your essential feedback in the private Closed Alpha subcategory. As per the terms of the NDA, Closed Alpha participants are not allowed to share any information about Mirage outside of that member-only forum.

When will the Beta begin?

The Beta will begin in 2017. We will provide more details in the near future about how players can gain access to the Beta. It will not be under NDA.

I registered for the “Beta” on your website a while ago. Am I in the Alpha?

If you previously registered with your email address on MirageArcaneWarfare.com for what we were calling the “Beta” (prior to August 2016), then yes, you are in our Alpha registration list.

I am in the Alpha but do not have access to the Closed Alpha forum

This applies to Alpha round invitation holders only. If you have not yet been given access to the Closed Alpha section of the forums. If you were not invited to an Alpha round yet, you will not be given a key or access to the Closed Alpha Forum (we will double check any requests to ensure they are legitimate).

What do I need to run the Mirage Alpha?

You need a Windows PC and a Steam account. We do not yet have information on recommended computer hardware specifications.

I have questions that aren’t answered here!

Please leave a post in our forums and we’ll get back to you.

Thursday,December 15, 2016 •

A Very Mirage Christmas

Wishing you all a very Mirage Christmas from Torn Banner!

Sign up for the Mirage Alpha on NOW and look forward to our Beta and full launch in 2017.

Tuesday,December 13, 2016 •

Instruments of Death – Vypress Class

Watch the first video in our Mirage character class series! We start by learning about the instruments of death used by the Vypress.

The Vypress is a deadly assassin, wielding two blades and a throwable chakram to tear foes apart while taking advantage of evasive abilities such as the high-flying “Pounce” and the teleportation-like “Phase”, along with many more lethal skills.

Read about this character’s development in our two previous blogs:


Sign up for the ongoing Closed Alpha today. Mirage will release in 2017.

Wednesday,November 30, 2016 •

Mirage Media Slice – Exchange-based Combat

Hey from Torn Banner, the Mirage devs!

We’re going to start doing regular media updates showing off various features in Mirage as we work towards our Beta and full release in 2017. This time: our exchange-based combat system.

Melee battles in Mirage use an exchange system; a player starts an action, taking the Initiative, and the opponent is able to respond to this action with a variety of options and may be able to claim the Initiative for themselves. Depending on the course of a fight, there may be several exchanges back and forth with melee attacks & defense, magic abilities, or evasive actions. Each fight relies on your own actions and those of your opponent… and those of your allies and multiple opponents!