Ruined

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Bigpoint

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'Ruined Online' Goes Open Beta - Screen

by Rainier on May 16, 2011 @ 3:01 p.m. PDT

Set in wrecked venues inspired by some of San Francisco’s best known landmarks - such as the Golden Gate Bridge - Ruined is a fast-paced, tournament-style third-person shooter that pits players against one another in a competition to become the ultimate villain.

Better watch out, though! It takes some real guts to engage in multiplayer death matches, so don’t get yours spilled. But with an awesome array of badass guns to grab, and six kill-happy characters to choose from, you’ll be the one making the mess. You up for the challenge? Well, pick a villain and start killin’!

Ruined is set in a post-apocalyptic San Francisco that features 3 arenas reminiscent of iconic San Francisco landmarks (Fort Point, Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz).

Created by a veteran game development team atop the Unity game engine, Ruined boasts an array of impressive features – such as high-end graphics, effects, and audio – designed to appeal to hardcore gamers. Playable through any web browser, gamers can satisfy their craving for action anywhere they have access to an Internet connection. Combat arenas allow up to 24 players at a time battle to the death with a range of traditional and exotic weapons, such as Bubble and Lightning guns.

In Ruined, there are two types of currency, Scrap (free) and Plutonium (premium). Weapons bought with Scrap are available for a limited number of uses, while weapons bought with Plutonium have unlimited use.  Boosts that are purchased with Plutonium have more strength than boosts bought with Scrap currency.

Ruined currently includes six characters and three combat arenas, including The Bridge, The Prison, and The Fort where players can compete in timed deathmatch battles. Players can play as any character they want for free, each one with their own strengths and weaknesses. At launch, the Mad Medic, Mutant, Crawler, Samurai, Enforcer, or Assassin are available.

  1. The Assassin: If looks could kill, the Assassin's life would be a lot easier. Blessed with beauty from birth, the Assassin has never had a problem turning heads, or slicing them in half. Completely focused on obtaining the finer things in life, she uses her deadly assets to increase her net worth - nothing more. She typically teases with a playful wink and a coy smile, before severing her victim's heartstrings with a well-placed knife through the chest. Sounds ugly, but it's a lot prettier when it's not you.
  2. The Mad Medic: Insanity is the Mad Medic's cancer. Once a well-respected doctor, the Mad Medic is now a homicidal lunatic. Like most physicians, he started his career with purpose; he wanted to help the sick and needy. But the Elite society had other plans. At first, they asked him to stop. After refusing, they brainwashed him, transforming a once benevolent man into a twisted doctor of death. His best medicine now is a quick demise. Just hope you're lucky enough to get it.
  3. The Crawler: The Crawler doesn't view society in the same light as everyone else. Probably because he's been living in the dark the past few decades with a large group of people-turned-underground-freaks. But limited food and an increasing hunger have caused the Crawler to abandon his subterranean home for the sprawling wastelands above. Because of his poor vision however, he must rely purely on scent for survival. Meaning, the Crawler won't stop attacking until he smells defeat.
  4. The Mutant: Crush, smash, pound - the Mutant is a bona fide bruiser. He used to be a nice kid, but while scavenging the ruined wastelands for food, he slipped and took a toxic sludge bath that transformed his young frame into a towering monster. Look past the deformity, freakish strength, and terrible stench and you'll see a kid who wants to be left alone. Cross his path and he'll teach you a new game. He calls it "body wrecker." And it's not fun.
  5. The Samurai: The Samurai doesn't start fights, he ends them. While he may despise confrontations, the Samurai finishes them swiftly and efficiently. Because he believes the quicker you kill the conflict, the faster you can restore order. So why exactly is he fighting then? Good Question. No one is able to survive long enough to find out. Whatever it is though, it looks like he's willing to die for it. Not that he expects that to happen.
  6. The Enforcer: Contrary to popular belief, rules are not meant to be broken. People, however, break quite easily. Especially if they're under the Enforcer's watch. Serving as a high-ranking Elite society guard, the Enforcer shows no mercy to anyone, even her own subordinates. But she especially hates the wastelands after discovering they are filled with people who don't follow rules. To her, they must all be punished. And they will be - whether they're guilty or not.

Players can play for free by visiting the official website. Over the following months, Ruined will be localized in several languages, including German, French, Spanish, and Italian and new content will continue to be added.


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