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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: ENDROAD
Release Date: Sept. 2018

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'Fallback' Scheduled for Next Month, Showing At Gamescom - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 16, 2018 @ 8:08 p.m. PDT

In Fallback you lead your volunteers on an epic rogue-like adventure to restore the glory of their underground home.

There was no more breathable air. No drinking water. No fertile soil.

Our ancestors buried themselves… and built the new civilization underground.

For 500 years we have worshiped their deed.

Now it seems they made something wrong.

To survive we should reveal the old secret.

It all started with the rumors in the local newspapers: ‘We are running out of resources’ you know, the usual… But this time people have begun to listen, it is becoming increasingly apparent that we are definitely running out of resources and soon we will be back to square one.

History is repeating itself. Just as it happened five centuries ago, another apocalypse is beginning. The last time had our ancestors moving underground, what will happen this time? There doesn’t seem to be anywhere else for us to go. It is our turn to learn to survive. You are amongst the few volunteers chosen by the Triumvirat to find out what is happening.

There is a big secret you will have to discover. VESTA’s energy is why we survived and have continued to thrive for the past five centuries, it is the technology that saved our planet through enabling us to breathe. But the corporation seems to be hiding something from us; since the beginning they have hidden their factories from the rest of the world, unseen by the public. Why would they keep them hidden, for what reason?”

Fallback is a tale about humanity restored after a cataclysmic ecological disaster. Having mastered technology allowing them to thrive again, the people now living underground face new challenges from the outside with vicious creatures threatening their lifestyle. But also, and more importantly, from the inside. To what extent can technology really save their humanity? What are the choices and sacrifices one is willing to make to keep his or her lifestyle?

Those questions form the background of an adventure where you will explore a procedurally generated dungeon trying to survive long enough to bring back the energy required to further your explorations. What initially appears to be a simple quest for energy becomes less clear as the identity of the “volunteers” exploring the world is questioned, forcing you - the player – to make choices that you might not have thought of before.

Fallback will be available as digital download on PC (Steam) in Sept. 2018.

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