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Energy Hook action game coming to Linux

Energy Hook action game coming to Linux

Energy Hook will launch on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita this year, before it heads to #Linux, Mac and Windows PC in full, creator Jamie Fristrom revealed in a recent PlayStation Blog. The game earned $41,535 on #Kickstarter in June 2013 to come to PC.

Energy Hook is a 3D swinging action game in which players get style points for running along walls and performing tricks mid-flight from rooftop to rooftop. Players will also use gravity beams and boots as well as jetpacks (naturally) to amp up the action in the “extreme sports of the future” game.

Fristrom was the technical director and designer of Activision’s Spider-Man 2 game, and created the game’s swinging system. Fristrom left Activision to create Energy Hook, and was turned down when pitching to Sony’s Pub Fund before taking to Kickstarter to fund the game. The game’s crowdfunding support clearly turned a few heads at Sony, enough to bring the game to PS4 and Vita. Some backers of the project have access to the game’s PC beta version through the Humble Store, which received a new build in December, per an update on the Kickstarter page.

Energy Hook challenges you to chain together sequences of tricks, wall-runs, and stylish moves for massive scores; hurtle through time challenges by using tricks to gain speed; and seek out collectibles hidden throughout the levels.

Much like a graphic novel might have different chapters by different artists, Energy Hook showcases the work of several different artists: the organic floating islands of Keegan O’Rourke; the dystopian future city of Killst4r; the soft, pastel colored buildings of Paul Whitehead; and the virtual realities of Antonio Revard.
Energy Hook has:

  • 6 sandbox levels with multiple challenges each (5 in early access)
  • 10 bonus challenge “VR” levels (6 in early access)
  • Dozens of challenges, from doing trick combos to getting best times and more
  • Compete on the leaderboards or just swing around, explore, and be Zen
  • Tune your energy line and jetpack in the equipment options screen
  • Rift support


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