Retrofuturistic multiplayer tactical RPG I am not a Monster released last September on Steam to a mostly positive and mostly quiet reception. Now developer Cheerleaders and publisher Alawar Premium have announced a single-player campaign called First Contact, due to launch in the second half of 2019. The single-player campaign edition will feature eight playable characters (all of which you will play during the game, but on different levels), 40 unique levels, and about ten hours of playtime. Stanislav Stepchenko, a producer at Cheerleaders, gave some hints about the new campaign:
Captain Laser, a famous hero of space battles, is once again invaded by vicious monsters… he fights them off, protecting all the passengers and starship crew. There’s something different about this battle, though; it just doesn’t feel the same to him; there is more than meets the eye… As the narrative continues, he will soon learn the true nature of these monsters, thus revealing hidden secrets about the other passengers.
Players who are interested can already pre-register for the closed beta through the official website, and invites will be sent by July. You can also wishlist the game on Steam and follow it on Twitter and Facebook.
I’m surprised that I have never heard about I am not a Monster before, as it looks right up my alley, though I’m not big on multiplayer. But I really love the retrofuturistic art style, it reminds me of Fallout, and the tactical turn-based combat looks pretty decent as well. It’s sad that there are so many great games like this that just completely slip under our radar, even if we are really in touch with the games industry. I just might give this a shot when it comes out, as it really looks like it should be a pretty fun and interesting take on the retrofuturistic genre.
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