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Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: RPG/Action
Developer: Massive Work Studio
Release Date: Early 2019

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by Rainier on March 7, 2018 @ 10:17 a.m. PST

Dolmen is a third person Action/RPG, where sci-fi and cosmic horror have mixed in an engrossing gameplay experience!

In Dolmen you will be introduced to the alien world of Revion Prime, as the only survivor of a crew of astronauts, abducted in a distant future. Adaptation and exploration will be your main weapons.

Would you kill a world to survive? The answer of the aliens called Nikiderma to this question was felt for millions of lives, launched to the stars that warmed their planets, in a terrible massacre. But none of these places have ever lived what they did to Revion Prime. No human has ever crossed this line. Let’s stay on our cozy beds: These are unimaginable experiences to a mind of an earthling. But it was not like that. We’ve decided to go to outer space. And unfortunately we’ve discovered that the worst part of it has also decided to meet us…

The exact location is a mystery. The star maps were lost and after the Nikiderma invaded it, very little can be said about that planet. Its star is called Nynfeid. As neighbors, it has four gas giants. The corpses of its people were expelled from its atmosphere, so their mass decomposition wouldn’t alter the ecosystem.

Being alone in Revion Prime is like having been forgotten by life. But today, something extraordinary is about to happen. An earthling wanders through that unwelcoming environment . As he stood up, he had no idea where was his crew was or why he got there. For what reason was he the last to be awaken from cryogenic slumber? What went wrong with the mission? With no answers and no hope, looking for the others could be his last choice…

Massive Work Studio will showcase Dolmen for the first time in North America during GDC 2018 from March 21 - March 23, 2018, in the GDC Play area at Booth PL4146 (North Hall) in the Moscone Convention Center. Show attendees will get a first glimpse at the tragic history of Revion Prime and experienceDolmen’s unique gameplay mechanics first-hand.

“Since the beginning, our motto has been 'work, work and work,” said Pedro Bastos, Producer at Massive Work Studio. “We have dedicated over a year of our lives to pour every bit of passion we have into developing DOLMEN to the point where we feel our efforts have been successful. We very much look forward to sharing it with fans of Sci-Fi horror and intense Action-RPGs at GDC!”

The Dolmen’s story may be comprehended as an investigation focusing the past and present of an alien planet as seen through the eyes of a human being. Although his original task was very different from this, he has been brought to a place never seen before, with no resources and unprepared for what he will find there. Exploration and adaptability shall be used to unveil some truth about what really happened to him.

That’s when the game begins. In a dark place, miles away from the surface of that strange planet, inside the caves which once were part of an evolved society. A society that no longer exists. There’s just a lonely person, from the distant Earth, trying to be part of that place to survive it. He’s the only witness to what’s left of something he may never completely understand completely. But he must either try or become a part of its remains. There’s no option.

Since the history of the human race is based on evolution and the ability to endure suffering, maybe he will triumph against adversity. Or maybe he won’t.

Key Features:

  • Explore a Devastated, Darkly Beautiful Planet: Revion Prime is an alien world, with environments inspired by the work of macabre artists like H.R. Giger and H.P. Lovecraft, that challenges you to unearth its dark history by connecting fragments of the past.
  • Engage in Fast-Paced Dynamic Combat: Combat is intense and heavily based on timing, mixing melee-based attacks, Over-the-Shoulder (OTS) perspective long-range shooting and the use of defensive maneuvers such as dodging and blocking.
  • Adapt or Perish; Craft to Survive: Mankind, so we believe, has become a prevalent species due to its ability to endure and adapt to inhospitable environments. Build up your skills and scavenge what little resources are available to create items and customize your equipment. You’re going to need anything you can find to live to see another day.

Dolmen is currently targeting an early 2019 release on Steam, with console versions planned for a later date. 

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