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Boundary

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Skystone Games
Developer: Surgical Scalpels
Release Date: 2021

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'Boundary' (ALL) Picked up By Skystone Games, Planned For Summer 2021 - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2021 @ 1:42 p.m. PST

Boundary is a multiplayer tactical space-based shooter puts players in the role of a heavily armed astronaut in space engaging in fierce zero gravity firefights and executing low-gravity operations on orbiting space installations against enemy astronauts and other entities.

Boundary is a multiplayer tactical space-based shooter puts players in the role of a heavily armed astronaut in space engaging in fierce zero gravity firefights and executing low-gravity operations on orbiting space installations against enemy astronauts and other entities.

Space has provided a new frontier for man to explore and populate as the Earth reaches capacity and natural resources dwindle. The invention of space-elevators make getting up to orbiting facilities both affordable and convenient in this not-too-distant future. Along with this new exploration and life in space, a new breed of scum and villainy emerges as governments, mercenaries, pirates and outlaws are hell bent on plundering the universe of valuable goods to sell on the black market or keep for themselves.

A new breed of criminal enterprise means a new breed of galactic enforcement is required, so specially trained tactical astronauts take the fight to the harsh extremes of space in order to intercept hijackers and criminals with lethal force in interdiction missions.

In Boundary, players will become Astroperators fighting intense 5v5 matches in the zero-gravity of space. Navigating flying debris in the vast expanse of space and detecting enemy assaults from all angles await players in Boundary. At launch, Boundary will include four multiplayer modes including Team Deathmatch, Facility capture, Orbital purge, Skirmish. As an FPS game, the fast and agile shooter will focus on 5v5 and 3v3 matches where fierce zero gravity firefights will take place in 8 different multiplayer maps.

In just six months’ time, Skystone Games has built a strong and diverse game portfolio of five games with more to follow. The addition of the highly-anticipated Boundary to their launch lineup gives Skystone one of 2021’s most anticipated games in a global market. They are actively courting new studios and games to publish, and developers can pitch their projects at the Skystone Games website.

Skystone aims to redefine the industry by aggressively scouting under the radar opportunities in emerging markets and providing developers with a full launchpad of services/mentorship, empowering developers to focus on the games they are building. Galaxy Interactive led the round via its Galaxy EOS VC Fund, a partnership with EOSIO blockchain software publisher, Block.one. Drawn to Bill Wang and David Brevik’s desire to help studios of all sizes find success in the games industry, and their focus on emerging and otherwise hard to reach markets, Galaxy Interactive is providing the investment Skystone Games needs to bring exciting new ideas to a crowded market in 2021. 

Industry veterans Bill Wang and David Brevik founded Skystone Games on the principle that talent is paramount, and that great gaming experiences can come from anywhere in the world. The company plans to build a diverse and robust portfolio by providing hands-on development support to the teams, leveraging all the best practices learned through decades of industry success. Skystone joins Huya in a strategic partnership to publish Boundary: Huya will publish the game in the Greater China region, while Skystone takes on publishing in the rest of the global market.

“It is our goal that Skystone Games will become a premiere developer-first publishing studio for many years to come,” said CEO Bill Wang. “We believe in the independence, ingenuity, and passion of today’s game development studios, and we cannot wait to show everyone the kind of surprises we have in store for 2021 and beyond.”

For background, Bill Wang served an integral role in identifying and investing in talented studios such as Runic Games, Unknown Worlds and more at Perfect World, and David Brevik is the creator of Blizzard’s Diablo franchise, one of the top-selling franchises of all time, and will serve as an executive producer for the titles Skystone signs. The company stands apart from competitive third-party publishers by providing developers with a complete launchpad of services, mentorship, and expertise that enables developers to focus solely on making great games while relying on Skystone for help with PR, platform relations, product management, marketing, community management, and support.

“When Bill and David came to our team intending to provide creative guidance and global publishing services in a way that empowers developers and shares the rewards of their hard work, we were ecstatic to get involved,” said Sam Englebardt, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Galaxy Interactive. “We believe in Skystone’s vision and can’t wait to see what everyone thinks of the games they’re making.”

With a whole host of customization options for players to choose from, Boundary aims to provide a tailor made approach to loadouts, space suits and tactical space warfare. Weapons range from machine pistols to converted assault rifles and more powerful sniper rifles, all of which utilize a modular upgrade system to mix and match at the player’s preference. Players can also customize individual weapons using a huge range of available components including optical sights, muzzles, stocks, barrels and foregrips.

Players will have six classes to choose from in Boundary and a wide range of fully customizable space weaponry. Players will have full tactical control over their weapon magazines in Boundary, being able to utilize different types of ammunition and create customized magazine configurations. Alternating armor penetrating rounds and electromagnetic pulse rounds, to pierce through enemy space suits and scramble their equipment is just one of many lethal combinations Astroperators can create.

Helping players maneuver through space will be their EMU suit. Players can modify EMU suits by adding offensive measures and defensive weapons as well as choosing between light, medium, and heavy packs. From their class to weapons, ammunition and EMUs players will be able to create tailor-made loadouts in Boundary for ultimate control of their tactics. Equipped with external pylons, these mobility units can attach a variety of ordinance in the form of radar guided rockets, EMP grenades and defensive countermeasures.

Ammunition types also have a tactical role to play in Boundary, and players can configure a mixture of ammunition types in their weapons. Lethality can be increased by mixing armor piercing rounds with explosive rounds and EMP rounds, causing catastrophic damage and affecting an enemy’s ability to respond.

Key Features:

  • Intense zero-gravity FPS combat.
  • Multiple game modes Team Deathmatch, Facility capture, Orbital purge, Skirmish.
  • Varied and realistic-inspired maps including the solar farm, orbital fuel station, circular complex, a spacecraft debris field, and more.
  • Fully customize and save your space-age weaponry load-outs selecting scopes, grips, barrels, magazines, and stocks.
  • Utilize a variety of ammunition such as armor-piercing, electromagnetic pulse rounds, and high explosive rounds and create customized magazine configurations.
  • Complex progression system allowing for basic skills to be augmented over time.

Boundary will launch for PS4 and PC (Steam) in summer 2021.


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