Gerty sci-fi shooter releases on Linux, Mac and Windows. So after 4 years of development, thanks to Finnish game studio Spawn Point. Gerty is now on Steam Early Access , Humble Store and on Itch (DRM-free) with a 10% discount.
Gerty comes with gameplay that combines roguelike elements. Due to things like permanent death and procedurally-generated levels. Also permanent character unlockables and top-down real-time action will throw players into a challenging survival mission. Since the source of the threat is an unknown extraterrestrial power. Which the player must find and stop.
The game itself takes place on a planet Gerty I. Where mining operations stop due to an alien attack. So that means the player, armed to the teeth, must fight back the alien invasion. While the beasts pour out from the depths of the mines, you must find the root of the problem.
Gerty Early Access Release Trailer (Linux, Mac and Windows)
Also, the aliens can be engaged in several ways. Players can go fast along tunnel paths but may risk themselves to a sudden surprise just around the corner. You can also carve or blast their way through the rock in the fully destructible environment. This can be a useful tactic against alien enemies.
In early access release, Gerty supports up to four players local co-op. So this opens up possibilities from squad tactics to a full-blown, full-screen mayhem.
At launch, Gerty presents four distinct character options each with their own playstyle and unique skills. Players are able to further customize their gameplay with perks and purchasable gear. Since this is available y first gathering Juice from crystal pockets scattered in the mines. As the player advances deeper, more powerful weapons and defences are needed to avoid permadeath.
“Based on the feedback of many different people. I am happy that we have managed to create a solid and engaging core experience for our early access release” says the project lead Risto Ihalainen. “During early access, we plan to add more awesome content to the game.”
While many players might choose to explore the infested mines with a keyboard and a mouse. Gerty is perfectly suited for controllers as well. Since the game has full controller support.
Gerty’s Early Access price is $16.99 USD (14.99€, £13.49, ₽399, ¥1,730, CDN$19.49, A$23.95) for the sci fi shooter. Plus a 10% release discount until December 10th for Linux, Mac and Windows. Check it out on Steam Early Access, Humble Store and on Itch (DRM-free).