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Xenosis: Alien Infection

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Developer: NerdRage Studios
Release Date: Q3 2019

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'Xenosis: Alien Infection' (ALL) Fig Funding Reached, Platforms Confirmed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 25, 2018 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT

Xenosis: Alien Infection is a retro-inspired, top down sci-fi adventure and survival game, with a focus on a story-driven single-player experience.

Inspired by games and films such as Alien Breed, System Shock, Aliens, Dead Space, and Event Horizon, Xenosis Alien Infection blends retro 2D pixel art, with 3D modern lighting, dynamic shadows and 3D positional audio to create a truly unique and immersive experience.

The game takes place on the Carpathian, an abandoned interstellar Starship built to terraform a mineral rich planets on the edge of the known solar system. The 15-year mission was going according to plan, until the ship was reportedly destroyed during a geological event. Nearly 50 years later, you are a a deep space salvage hunter discovering the Carpathian adrift in space and dock your salvage ship to board and retrieve the data core. The ship has no breathable atmosphere, there are traces of some form of unidentified toxin inside and the crew is nowhere to be found.

How did the ship get here? As you explore, you begin to learn what happened to its crew and must prevent it from happening to you.

As you venture in further to find out, you receive a harrowing transmission from somewhere deep inside the ship, and the docking port locks down, you are trapped and clearly not alone.

As players explore the Carpathian’s multiple themed, hand-crafted decks, each with areas to investigate and secrets to discover, the game’s main storyline unfolds, but players have the ability to follow side stories and lore as well. Xenosis Alien Infection offers five core gameplay pillars:, Combat/AI, Survival, Crafting, Lighting/Stealth and Immersion.

The inhabitants of the Carpathian are fierce and deadly. With advanced AI against you, use tactics to overcome your enemies. With multiple weapon types and deployable items at your disposal, you have unlimited tactical options from melee, close range weapons or snipe from afar with long-range and laser-based weaponry. You can even create and deploy turrets, sentries, and bots to assist you. Face off against a custom-built AI that can adapt, hunt, flank, work as a group and even flee for help. Enemies will use sight, hearing, and smell to find you, and will be relentless in their hunt for you.

The Carpathians environment is hazardous, you will need to maintain a supply of oxygen and power, whilst protecting your suit from damage and tears, otherwise your journey will end quickly. Battle not only enemies, but the hazards of the environment: extreme temperatures, radiation, toxins, and the vacuum of space.

Scavenge what you can from the ship and use it to craft supplies, ammo and upgrades for your weapons and environmental suit. Over 70 schematics to find and use at your disposal, giving you multiple options for survival. Exploration is rewarded with special upgrades, hidden items and specialised crafting materials.

Sometimes all out gunfights aren’t the way. Use stealth to bypass obstacles and enemies. With the dynamic light and shadow system, turn off or disable the lights, use shadows or move objects to create your own darkness. A fully dynamic system gives unlimited options for a stealthy approach.

Feel the tension and atmosphere of the Carpathian from a unique viewpoint. Utilising modern real-time 3D dynamic lighting and shadowing we bring 3D depth to a 2D game in a way that has never been done before. Add in 3D positional audio and a fully reactive and dynamic music system, you can literally feel the tension and atmosphere.

After reaching its FiG funding goal in just two days, Xenosis: Alien Infection is now a real-life game, meaning it will launch on Switch, Xbox One, PS4 and PC/Mac/Linux. Launch is set for Q3 2019 (it is a very small team).

 

The crowdfunding campaign continues until June 21, 2018. Interested supporters are able to pledge for a reward or invest in Fig Game Shares that pay a return based on the sales of the game when it releases next year.

 

 


Key Features

  • Story driven content. Learn the secrets of the Carpathian, its crew and what happened on its fated mission 50 years ago. A branching story line, rich with detailed characters provide the narrative of the complex and deep story
  • Awesome retro pixel art. Utilising modern realtime 3D dynamic lighting and shadowing that bring 3D depth to a 2D game, not seen in a top down game before!
  • Manage your resources. The Carpathians environment is hazardous, you will need to maintain a supply of oxygen and prevent your suit from damage and tears, otherwise your journey will end quickly. Battle not only enemies, but the hazards of the environment, extreme temperatures, radiation, toxins and the vacuum of space
  • Craft to survive. Scavenge what you can from ship and use it to craft supplies, ammo and upgrades for your weapons and environmental suit. Over 64 schematics to find and use at your disposal, with many more planned
  • Exciting and tense combat. With advanced enemy AI against you, use tactics to overcome your enemies. With multiple weapon types and deployable items at your disposal, you have unlimited tactical options
  • Take the stealthy approach. Sometimes all out gunfights aren't the way, use stealth with the dynamic light and shadow system to bypass obstacles and enemies.
  • A whole starship to explore. This isn't some lifeless procedural generated ship, it's a hand crafted starship with multiple themed decks to explore and hidden secrets to discover, the game oozes attention to detail
  • 3D positional hi-def audio. Using the latest in audio design techniques, you will get maximum immersion in your adventure through the Carpathian
  • Native support for keyboard and mouse, along with all popular controllers (Xbox 360, Xbox One, Dualshock 3, 4) with many other 3rd party controllers supported too
  • Localised in many languages The game was designed and built with localisation of all text and graphics from the start, and many languages are going to be included
  • Achievements, plenty of platform specific features on release, such as steam trading cards etc.
  • 60FPS! Everyone wants 60 FPS right? Heck, it runs at over 200 on my laptop!

Xenosis: Alien Infection is in development for Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC, scheduled for Q3 2019 at $19.99.


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