At Sony’s Gamescom conference, amidst a slew of indie reveals came Hollowpoint. The trailer was fast and almost made the game feel like a side scrolling shooter set within a 3D environment. However, Hollowpoint was given greater detail and imagery via PlayStation Blog. The creators had this to say about their work:
“Hollowpoint is a highly tactical, four player co-operative action game featuring a blend of fast paced 2D platform shooter gameplay – directional aiming – with precision based 3D shooter gameplay – pin point reticle aiming.
The goal is to build the most feared and respected Organization there is. Organizations are made up of skilled Operatives – the Mercenaries of the 22nd Century – and all of the different types of Ability, Weapons, Equipment, and Powerups they need to complete their Missions.”
The setting for the game is in a future run by corporations, a theme that is growing fairly familiar within entertainment, but has plenty of room to spread out when it comes to different game types. Said corporations will hire your organization for missions which will reward you with experience and credits, both of which will help your faction to grow. It is also worth noting that the environments are procedurally generated, which means that every mission presents a new experience.
Hollowpoint is being developed by Ruffian Games. They have branched out to work with Paradox Interactive, and the game is only said to have a 2015 release window.
While the introduction has been short, and I normally don’t take an immediate interest in smaller games, Hollowpoint has my attention. I pick up a sort of XCOM vibe from the developers words, and XCOM is a game that has offered me dozens of hours of enjoyment. As Sony chose to remain silent on the plethora of the games that their studios are rumored to be working on, it’s indie projects and small games like Hollowpoint that will help us pass the time until their most ambitious projects are revealed.
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