This Week In Indie: Cyberpunk Adventure With Harvest, and Zany Atomic Ninjas
Welcome to the latest edition of This Week Indie, where we’ll be taking a look at the up-and-coming adventure game entitled Harvest and the zany multiplayer action game that is Atomic Ninjas. Well let us get on with the show then.
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Harvest is a cyberpunk influenced adventure game where your investigative skills as a detective will be tested in a futuristic noir world. The developers, GondeFire Productions, say that the gameplay is reminiscent of games like Snatcher and Phoenix Wright, with everything in the game being rendered in glorious 2D art. The game itself was developed in the Unity engine and is really polished even at this early stage. The story follows as such:
In the future, a chemical war took place leaving 99% of the Earth’s population unable to produce offspring. The remaining fertile humans are crucial to the survival of mankind, however they begin to disappear mysteriously. You will play as a detective in Detroit working to solve the case and help save the world from human extinction.
Gameplay will involve the constant usage of an in-game menu system with basic commands such as Look, Investigate and Move. There will also be an inventory menu where you can utilise items to benefit your investigation in-game. GondeFire Productions promises that there will be some great action sequences scattered throughout the game to liven up the gameplay, which is always a good thing. The game is currently seeking funding through Kickstarter. So if you are interested do have a look at the game’s Kickstarter page.
Grip Games the studio behind such indie games as One Epic Game and Foosball 2012 are currently working a new game called Atomic Ninjas. The game is a zany and colourful multiplayer action game where you play against other players as super-powered ninjas in frantic online matches. In the game, you cannot directly kill enemies but will have to outflank and outsmart enemies by using environmental hazards and obstacles to kill other players. Environments include: lava pits, laser beams, traps, moving platforms, falling crates and such. The game world is positioned in 2.5D view which gives the feeling of 3D from an 2D plane.
In Atomic Ninjas, there will be seven arenas with infinite possibilities and ways to kill enemy players. You can use pick-ups, crates, lifts, air vents, levers, ninja-launchers, hiding spots and traps to conquer your foes. Also, split-screen multiplayer matches and single-player offline matches against bots will be supported as well. So far three characters from the game have been revealed and are: Sergei The Ninja, The Very Last Samurai and Masked Ninja. The game will be releasing somewhere within the Summer 2013 period. So keep on the look out for the game.
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