The independent studio #5BitsGames and the leading video game publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe S.A.S. today announced the #launch of DeadCore, available now for download on Linux, Mac and Windows. Watch the latest trailer of the #game and make your way up to the top in the DeadCore universe!
DeadCore, a Platformer-FPS set in a mysterious futuristic world combining exploration, puzzle and speedrun tactics. After an endless fall through powerful magnetic storms… you awaken. Your memory erased, you start exploring the world around you. Someone or something is pushing you higher and higher. Suddenly, you spot the most gigantic Tower emerging from the mists. You soon understand that to get the answers to your questions… you have to climb its summit. Use your skills and your SwitchGun to survive the security system of the Tower in staggering levels and labyrinths. Will you be able to reveal the secrets that lie beneath this fog-ridden world?
If you survive, you will need to use all your skills (jumping, double-jumping, dashing etc. ) and make good use of your SwitchGun: which can be used to enable or disable traps and robots in order to reach the top of the Tower and uncover the secrets of its origins.
- Explore a mysterious world composed of immense and staggering levels with a labyrinth of secret passages to discover.
- Unlock new powers and upgrades in order to access new areas of the Tower.
- Challenge your friends and take them head on with our online leaderboards in Speedrun mode where every hundredth of a second counts!
- Reveal the secrets of the Tower by collecting fragments of memory from its former inhabita
Deadcore throws you right into the action from the moment of spawn. There is little in the way of backstory but the gameplay is absolutely breathtaking. There are so many moments leaping through the air, you often wonder “will I make it?” Sometimes you do, and sometimes…..nope.
The movement and controls have a very naturally feel. While things like double-jumping is completely effortless and spontaneous in many scenarios.
Getting used to the mechanics, velocity, overall map design is both exhilarating and challenging. 5 Bits have truly put some thought and ingenuity into the gameplay and map layout. Reminiscent of games like Portal, with far more flying helplessness and ”falling off the map” experiences like that of Unreal or Quake. If you are not careful, that happens a lot. And yes, we completely admit to being caught up in those situations, quite a few times.
Being a Unity 3D title, Deadcore runs exceptionally well on Linux with stellar graphics & in-game performance. Everything from controllers to keyboard and mouse work and integrate effortlessly.
Currently Deadcore is available on Steam for $9.99 USD, not at all a bad price for all the playability the title has to offer. Things like Speedrun challenges have to be unlocked and everything within the gameplay is achieved from your own conquests. We do not want to get into too much detail, that would spoil all the fun. A “must play” for anyone seeking a title with it’s own unique style.
For more information about BANDAI NAMCO Games and its entire line up, please visit the BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe official website. For more details on DeadCore, please visit the official webpage.