After a nearly three-year development cycle (!), two Dream.Build.Play competitions, and many redesigns, Bootdisk Revolution’s action-y slow-motion-y gun ballet is almost upon us. I’ve been anticipating for quite a while, but the wait time has finally narrowed (under two weeks!). Bleed will see its release onto XBLIG on December 12th, barring any troubles. The price will be set at the maximum of 400 MSP.
I’m also behind on the news, apparently, as the Dev recently showed off a ‘Developer’s Diary’ of sorts, giving us a look at the kinda-involved process of creating one of the bosses in the game. The video below details a fight against ‘Battalion’, a swarm of alien blobs that can morph into different objects and shapes, taking on multiple attack patterns.
Don’t mess with your volume; there’s no sound till near the end.
That’ll have to tide you over for now. Yeah, I want more too, but there’s no sense in crying about it, is there? To stay up to date with the game, you can follow Bootdisk Revolution’s blog. If you despise pretty pictures and want a written rundown of the above boss-creating, you can go here.
Aliens Vs. Romans has been an intriguing moniker since its first ‘teaser’ video months ago, promising a great deal without actually showing anything. A new trailer, just released by developer Sick Kreations, offers up much more info on the upcoming FPS this time around, unveiling not only the pretty visuals behind the title, but a gameplay clip to whet the appetite. The nearly two-minute video shows the player, able to equip several guns with varying zoom and effect, mowing down aliens (or are those the Romans?) within a multi-tiered level, some nicely-detailed architecture for ambiance. Also shown later is split-screen co-op.
Only the one environment is revealed in the video, so it’s still unknown if players can expect a change of scenery or layout. Also no confirmation if the single-player is an actual campaign with a story and / or different levels, or just a solo run through enemy waves, as the trailer would suggest. For the moment, however, the guns impress, the gameplay looks good (it runs practically solid at 30 FPS throughout the clip), and I’m excited for the eventual release.
Aliens Vs. Romans is simply ‘coming soon’.