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The Bolt Age

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Developer: Cut-out Games Studio
Release Date: December 2019

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'The Bolt Age' (ALL) Launches Kickstarter Campaign - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2018 @ 3:58 p.m. PDT

The Bolt Age is a a third-person shooter set in a steampunk environment with characters based on the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.

At a time when most equipment is powered by steam, Nikola Tesla's ventures into electricity create powerful weapons. 

The Bolt Age is a third person cover shooter game with strategic notes through the use of certain non-lethal weapons but with an influence on the mechanics. The player will enter a Steampunk world invaded by horrible extra-dimensional creatures inspired by the creative worlds of H.P. Lovecraft.

The player character, William (Bill) Bolt, utilizes these weapons to take out a variety of enemies, including six boss characters. The game is constructed into 4 primary levels with a total of 20 sub-levels spanning 13 distinct locations. Players work their way through the game by using different weapons to defeat the various enemies. Each weapon has distinct benefits and drawbacks, and players must select the most appropriate weapon for each scenario.

Independent video game developer Cut-Out Games Studio has already laid out the story and overall imagery. They are currently in the initial development stage of the game, which will be released on PC, XboxOne and PS4. They have already completed development for 3 of the 20 sub-levels and hope to move the entire game into alpha testing in April 2019. Beta testing will begin in September 2019 in advance of the PC launch in December 2019. The console versions of the game will be released in May 2020. 

To help fund the ongoing development of the game, the creators have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter with a funding goal of $$70,173. At the time of this release, the campaign had already brought in more than $1,500 and will continue to accept contributions until October 3, 2018. 

The earliest campaign backers can get a digital copy of the PC version of the game when it is released for just $18. After the early bird rewards have all been claimed, the price will go up to $23. For contributions of $29 or more, backers can get involved in the beta testing round, giving them the chance to influence the final development of the game. Backers can join the alpha testing round for contributions of $47 or more.


Key Features

  • Interfaces; Options and inventory menus. Steampunk aesthetic.
  • Levels; 4 levels (20 sub-levels). 13 locations.
  • Progress of the game; Each level responds to the 4 main plots of the game, with different goals. To reach each objective, you must go through different scenarios facing enemies. At the end of levels (and highlights) you will face Heads of level. The ultimate goal is to activate the Wardenclyffe Tower to prevent the arrival of Cthulhu. At the beginning and between each level there will be a kinematics to drive the story.
  • Characters; Player (Will Bolt). Secondary; Tesla (not playable)
  • Enemies; 24 + 6 Boss.
  • Abilities; The player can cover himself to avoid damage, carry 4 weapons at the time, basic melee, run, overcome obstacles and bearings.
  • Weapons; 29 (5 strategic)
  • Items; Recharge, First aid kit, thophies, reward system etc.


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