The more exposure I gain to video games and the entertainment industry the more I learn to truly value and appreciate the games that are produced by independent game developers. More often than not, the games that they develop have a more lasting impact on the gamer than any highly marketed brand name game out there.
That is why I am looking forward to what Canadian developers Nine Dot Studio are going to bring to the gaming world later on this year with their latest project GoD Factory: Wingmen. From what I have seen so far this squad-based competitive space combat simulator has visually stunning effects and will offer gamers extensive ship customization and hours of team game play.
In the game, players pilot ships that are sent out to destroy the opposing team’s enemy carrying ship. However, these massive structures require coordinated attacks with allies to destroy all the vulnerable areas. Battles can be won in a multitude of ways, giving players the ability to create unique tactical offensive and defense strategies within their teams.
Some of the games key features include:
- Fully customizable gunships built part by part, changing their look, stats and abilities
- Online multi-player to play with friends and the community
- Four playable species with their own unique parts to choose from
- Intense tactical dogfights that require group strategies
- Multiple layers of complexity to create unique matches each time
- Oculus Rift and joystick enabled for a visual experience like none other
If you are not a PC gamer and are not familiar with Oculus Rift, is a virtual reality headset offering Motion tracking and stereoscopic 3D.
“It was important to us to create an space combat simulator that really pushed the immersive element that the players will battle in,” states lead developer Guillaume Boucher-Vidal.
Personally, PC gaming is an area not truly traveled by myself yet and that is primarily because I don’t have a beast of a machine that most PC games require, especially when involving multiplayer aspects. But Nine Dot Studios boast that this should not be a problem.
This is primarily a PC game, but we’re very open to the possibility of bringing the game to consoles if the opportunity arises. Mac and Linux are also possibilities. Anyhow, you’ll be happy to know that this game is not hardware intensive, so if you have a decent PC, even if it’s a few years old, it should be able to run the game. We are working hard to make GoD Factory:Wingmen accessible to lots of people can play this game, without sacrificing the beauty of the visuals. We’re already able to run the game quite decently on 5 years old laptops, so we’re pretty confident that we’ll be supporting a wide range of PCs.
Check out the newly released trailer below and for additional information, visit their Website,Facebook and Twitter. The game is set for a 2013 release on PC and is currently on Kickstarter seeking funds to support the ambitious project. Head over there and give them a hand to get this game off the ground. They are offering some amazing perks to their backers.
Source: Youtube, indieViddy