‘Gunscape’ Offers To Gamers The Ability To Create, Share, And Play Their Very Own Retro-Style Shooters On Xbox One!
Independent games developer and publisher ‘Blowfish Studios’ is proud to announce that Gunscape has been approved by Microsoft for ID@Xbox, and is on display at Microsoft’s Booth #4100 and OFMR #4000 in the West Hall. Currently slated for worldwide release in November of 2014, Gunscape offers to FPS fans the ability to create, share, publish and play their very own customized shooters.
Gunscape provides a toolbox of iconic weapons, monsters and level elements as the foundation for players to build co-op and single-player levels or multiplayer arenas in the most intuitive way possible. It does this by offering a series of easy-to-use tools based on a block-placement interface most gamers are accustomed to. And unlike similar tools currently available on the market, Gunscape aims to empower its authors to enjoy the process of abstract level design by imposing the same kind of refreshing constraints that the still-enduring user map communities of the earliest FPS games such as Doom™ enjoyed; rather than building a game, players build a level within a game that features robust action gameplay and a vast array of weapons, enemies and level components specifically designed to function with, and compliment, one another.
Including comprehensive multiplayer options such as co-op, collaborative creative mode and a variety of competitive arena modes in addition to single-player functionality and creative modes, Gunscape attempts to appeal to as broad a slice of action fans and Minecraft™ players as possible.
· Online and split-screen support for all multiplayer modes.
· Players can work alone or with friends to create custom maps with Creative and Collaborative Creative modes, which utilises a Minecraft™-style block placement paradigm.
· Using the level browser players have access to all levels of any type created and published by other players. Filters and voting allow the cream to rise.
· Single-Player levels can be designed to link up into branching Single-Player campaigns. Any Single-Player level can be tackled as a group in co-op mode. Map authors can build levels specifically for co-op action.
· Maps can be designed as arenas for competitive multiplayer modes. We plan to feature a large number of modes ranging from classics like death match and CTF to gimmick rule sets inspired by games like Timesplitters and Halo. Some modes are intended to enable great flexibility in player-designed challenge maps.
· More advanced players can utilise a deceptively simple trigger/channel system to enables complex mechanisms of connected special level elements in their maps. This can be combined with Single-Player features such as enemies to construct very unique co-op or arena multiplayer experiences.
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