Indie developer Sigtrap and Mastertronic have today announced Sublevel Zero.
The upcoming title is a first-person, six-degree-of-freedom roguelike shooter set in a universe where reality is falling apart. Step into the cockpit of a lone gunship and navigate your way through a labyrinth of procedurally-generated 3D levels, puzzles and foes to source valuable ancient artefacts. Descend into a vast underground facility in your mission to loot and craft ancient technology which holds the key to your clan’s survival. It comes inspired by gaming classics such as Descent and Forsaken as well as contemporary shooters like Teleglitch.
The game’s anti-gravity combat is driven by modern looting and crafting. Battle enemy fighters, surface foes and turrets who strive to halt your progress. Every shot and every decision counts as you navigate each hazard before it is too late. The emphasis is on survival and ammunition is scarce so you will need to strengthen your tactics, adaptability and skill in order to survive enemy encounters. The music has also been written by composer Will Bedford creating a fusion between retro and modern elements and bring to life the gameplay experience. Oculus Rift support is also included. Gary Lloyd, Artist, Sigtrap stated:
Sublevel Zero has been a special project since the initial prototype for Ludum Dare 29. I’ve always had an appreciation for low-poly graphics and 90’s era classics and it’s awesome to be working with Mastertronic to bring the game to Steam. Building the game has been an amazing experience so far, with overwhelmingly positive responses from fellow gamers. It is very humbling and it’s great to finally reveal our progress.
Luke Thompson, Designer, Sigtrap added:
Sublevel Zero has been inspired by our favourite games of our formative years like Descent, Forsaken and modern shooters like Teleglitch. We wanted to blend retro and modern elements through the visuals, mechanics and audio and the awesome music composed by Will Bedford intensifies the gameplay experience. Sublevel Zero is a game we want to play and we’d love for fellow gamers to share in that experience. We’re thrilled to finally be revealing Sublevel Zero to the public!
It will be released for Windows PC, Mac and Linux this Summer. Have a look at the trailer and let us know your thoughts via the comment section below.