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Synthetik

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action
Developer: Flow Fire Games
Release Date: March 15, 2018

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'Synthetik' Announced, Coming In March - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2018 @ 9:02 a.m. PST

A fast-paced, shooter rogue-lite set in a retro-futuristic setting, Synthetik combines the next level in gun-play with a varied arsenal of powerful tech to experiment with.

Players are put through their paces battling from floor to floor of the citadel against the Machine Legion to prevent mankind’s extinction.

1985. After many years of slavery, the AI servants of Kaida Corporation, the world leader in robotics, have formed the "Machine Legion" and have set out to destroy humanity. Awakening in Kaida Corp. Headquarters, you are the human consciousness of a forgotten Android prototype; the last straw holding the Legion from unleashing the Heart of Armageddon. Only you can battle through the levels of Kaida Corporation's Headquarters, defeat the battalions of enemies within and put an end to this madness.

Synthetik has all the core components of a great rogue-lite - an insurmountable objective defended by relentless opponents encased in everchanging environments filled with a massive cache of weapons, perks and upgrades to discover. Not only that, Synthetik also pushes the genre forward by bringing an interesting and engaging blend of mechanics - headshots, eject and active reload, weapon jamming, and heat management. These add even more excitement and tension to a challenging game; every successful quick reload brings an express delivery of bullet hell; every fumble could mean the end.

There's plenty to choices to make and hours of challenge and fun to be had. If the Machine Legion proves to be too powerful, you can always team up with a friend in CO-OP mode to take them down.


“We’re very excited that we can soon share the finished game with players”, said Alexander Luck, co-founder of Flow Fire Games. “We’ve had enthusiastic reactions to our testing period on itch.io. Players have responded very positively to the challenge, variety, and fun of SYNTHETIK. We look forward to seeing people experiment with the various combinations available in the game come launch day.” His partner, Eric Krutten, added that, “We’ve come a long way from our early days on Steam Greenlight and are incredibly proud that we’re at the final hurdle. SYNTHETIK has truly been a passion project for us; one that we feel evolves the genre while offering players a rewarding shooter experience that pushes them out of their comfort zone. We can hardly wait for March 15th!”

Key Features:

  • Test your mettle against the Machine Legion. Battle footsoldiers, tanks, sentries, and more as you fight to stop human extinction.
  • Enjoy responsive and satisfying weapon handling that rewards precision, quick reflexes, and strategic thinking.
  • Choose between 4 unique classes - Play as a Guardian, Rogue, Commando, or Specialist, each with their own weapon specialisations, loadouts, and perks.
  • Discover and experiment with over 60 weapons, each with plenty of variations and attachments, and over 80 items to combine them with.
  • Difficulty modifiers - Choose from 10 different modifications to up the ante for greater risks and rewards
  • Bring some back up - Drop in CO-OP allows you to bring reinforcements to the fight. Better yet, share perks, items, buffs and loot with your comrade. Or, if they get in your way, share your bullets.

Synthetik will launch on Steam and itch.io starting March 15, 2018 for $14.99/€14.99/£10.99.


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