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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: HaZimation

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'Max Beyond' Is A 3rd Person Action/Adventure By Animation Studio HaZimation, Making Debut At GDX

by Rainier on March 16, 2023 @ 4:10 p.m. PDT

Max Beyond is a third-person action/adventure game with elements of stealth, shooter action and tactical gameplay layered with a cinematic story bursting with twists and turns.

Max Beyond is the spin off game adaptation of HaZimation's movie RIFT (and looks like a revamp of its canceled Rift video game Ed.), which received recognition and praise from several film festivals, including being an official selection at the British Urban Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival and the SPARK Animation Festival. This high-concept game delves into the intricacies of human relationships in a sci-fi action setting involving time and multiple dimensions, making it a must-play for animation and science fiction enthusiasts alike.

In Max Beyond you play as Leon, a former Marine unknowingly jumping through multiple universes to break out his adopted little brother Max from a secret lab fortress known as Axion where he is held captive as the subject of life-threatening scientific experimentation.

Max has the special ability to harness power from the universe by distorting the fabric of time and space, and that is why he is a patient at Axion. Your mission is to do whatever it takes to keep Max alive in each reality in order to bring balance to the universe. If you fail - Max dies. If Max dies, the universe will shatter into chaos.

The USP of this game lies in its overall game mechanic where the player also simultaneously controls Max, via smart commands and can utilize his powers, but must use them wisely; Max gets weaker the more that his abilities are tapped by the player.

HaZimation will share a first look at Max Beyond during the 2023 Game Developers Conference (GDC).

HaZimation is currently producing the animated feature film, Mutant Year Zero. Other games in active development include the neon-soaked side-scroller shooter Syncromania and the open-world MMO-style game Xlantis.

Max Beyond is created using Epic's Unreal Engine 5.

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