While wandering around TwitchCon this past weekend (picture gallery here), I ran across an exciting new game that caught my eye.
WORMHOLE WARS from 1047 Games is, in their own words, “a fast-paced sci-fi multiplayer shooter that combines the strategic elements of portals with the explosive gameplay of a first person shooter. Built in Unreal Engine 4 and powered through Steam, you can play with friends online or versus the AI. It supports up to 12 players and is revolutionizing the fps genre with the unique movement and flanking abilities that players can pull off through portals.”
The game is currently in alpha for PCs, via Steam, with playtests running from time to time (schedule for playtests can be found on their Discord channel here – https://discord.gg/PMskZBH. The next schedule playtest is November 5th, do check the Discord link for times.)
COMPETITION!! If you are interested in participating in the playtest, we have four keys available for the game, which we are giving away, courtesy of 1047 Games! Simply enter the Rafflecopter below – all you have to do is follow @EnglishmanSDCC and @1047Games on Twitter – and we’ll draw at random our four winners next week. Best of luck!
Ian Proulx, the CEO/Co-Founder of 1047 Games, walked me through some of the gameplay at TwitchCon and, I have to admit, the whole thing looked pretty cool! The portals in WORMHOLE WARS help prevent other players from sitting in one place, since a portal could literally open above your head and another player could drop on top of you. You can also shoot through portals you create, as well as see through – but not go through – portals made by other players.