You know what we don't see enough of in the games industry?
John Carpenter inspired, multiplayer blood baths!
I know, it seems so obvious right? Even I'm kicking myself thinking, why didn't I think of this years ago and then go to university, learn to code, get some friends, build a game, market it, sell it and live happily ever after as everyone goes mad for it!
Well, Domino Effect Ltd. have only gone and done exactly that!
This is Red Awakening!
With gameplay nods to greats such as Thief, Manhunt, Condemned: Criminal Origins and Timesplitters, this multiplayer objective based first person shooter has all the style of a classic slasher flick. Aiming to blend horror, stealth and action all while drenched in an overpowered neon world! I know, really 80's-tastic right?
Game Director, Rob Peall had this to say:
“The Interrogation video has been a real labour of love for Domino Effect and we feel that it perfectly captures the anarchic spirit of the game as well as a bloody nod to our slasher horror movie inspirations. So far the development of Red Awakening has been entirely self-funded, but we’re now turning to Kickstarter for the necessary support to help us complete the final stages of development.”
If this hasn't already got you foaming at the mouth for more information, check out Domino Effect’s Kickstarter campaign for the game!
There is a story of course, one that Stallone himself would be proud to have penned.
Set during the aftermath of the Vietnam War in the mid-1970s, Red Awakening depicts a United States in turmoil. The youth are out of control, with once peaceful student protests devolving into violent street riots. Fearing a civil war with the youth of America and the ever-increasing threat of communism, the powers-that-be covertly funds a clandestine CIA mind control program. Codenamed: “Red Awakening”, this program is designed to solve all of America’s problems at once… but things don’t go according to plan.
Red Awakening is set to hit the Xbox One, PS4 and PC later this year, in all its cell-shaded, synth heavy glory!