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The Axis Unseen

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Just Purkey Games
Release Date: 2024

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'The Axis Unseen' Planning To Launch In 2024 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 26, 2023 @ 1:20 a.m. PDT

The Axis Unseen is a heavy metal open world horror game where you hunt and track monsters in a world trapped outside of time.

Hunt nightmarish monsters from ancient folklore in a mysterious open world, collecting their enhanced sense powers and discovering elemental arrows. Follow their tracks and blood trails. Pay attention to the wind direction so they can't smell you approaching. Beware, the hunter is also the hunted.

Return to the lodge or a safe space before night. This is a hostile world and they will find you and kill you.

The Axis Unseen features original music by Clifford Meyer, previously of the legendary post-metal bands ISIS and Red Sparowes. It is a unique blend of heavy metal and primitive instruments. The music dynamically adjusts to what is going on in the game. Sometimes it is atmospheric, other times it is intense metal.

Upgrade your senses with the powers of the creatures. See scent particles. Feel the warmth left behind on their tracks. See colors that no human has ever seen.

Your bow and arrow keeps you alive. Upgrade your bow or even find different arrow types such as fire, wind controlling or time distorting arrows. Experiment to see all the different ways the arrows can interact with each other, such as wind arrows making the fire spread faster.

Find out what happened to the hunters who came before you and what secrets they uncovered by inspecting their journals and drawings. Where did this world come from? How do you stop the creatures from escaping into your world?

There are 6 different regions. Each with their own creatures, weather and locations to explore. Some regions will require special powers that you must obtain in order to survive and navigate them.

The mountain in the distance is over two miles tall. You will have to ascend that mountain and find a way to stop the creatures from getting into the real world.

As you explore these regions, you will hunt a variety of unique creatures, including some that can only be found once. Can you find and hunt them all?

You navigate using landmarks, the sun and the stars. All of the "UI" in the game exists as if it was really there in the world. There are no glowing lines telling you where to go or minimaps. You need to figure it out and explore this world and uncover its secrets.

Just Purkey Games is a solo indie game company founded by Nate Purkeypile. Nate has over 17 years experience in the games industry and worked on titles such as Bloodrayne 2, Aeon Flux, Metroid Prime 3, Fallout 3, Skyrim, Fallout 4, Fallout 76 and Starfield. He was the Lead Artist on Fallout 76 and the Fallout 3 DLCs Point Lookout and The Pitt.

The Axis Unseen is coming to PC (Steam and Epic Store) with consoles being considered.

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