Eschewing the often broken International Laws of Highlander and Vampire Slayers, there is another Space Hulk game in development. A surprisingly swift announcement after the miasma of sadness generated by the recently released strategy game, Space Hulk: Deathwing transposes the corridor-set alien masher into a more appropriate format. It’s a first-person shooter by Streum Studios, the makers of the interesting and flawed E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy. A tiny, mouse-sized teaser trailer is squeaking in the undergrowth. Let’s all disturb it, shall we?
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Posts Tagged ‘E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy’
By Craig Pearson on September 3rd, 2013.
By Nathan Grayson on April 24th, 2013.
In a lot of ways, E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy strikes me as the old-school conception of PC gaming in its purest, roughest form. No, it may not be particularly great in the traditional sense of the word, but it aims right past the stars and clear into the infinite beyond. The end result? A sprawling, hyper-complex co-op RPG/FPS hybrid with a crazy neon aesthetic, tomes of lore, and broken bits galore. Fortunately, while it launched some time ago, the ambitious (and paradoxically itsy bitsy) squad over at Streum are still patching, soldering, and electrostitching away, and the genetically engineered fruits of their labor are entirely free. So, in addition to, er, stability, you’ve now got two modes in which to shoot, slice, and viking leap to victory. Trailer and details on the pleasantly titled Blood Games expansion after the break.
By Jim Rossignol on July 12th, 2012.
Bizarre and bafflingly-named stealth-shooter E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy finally has a demo out on Steam. I’m glad it has a demo, because while I can’t exactly recommend buying the game, I would recommend those of you with a taste for leftfield stuff take a look. Not in a “hey, this is good” way, but more of a “hey, look at this thing” way. It’s quite strange indeed – somewhere between a futuristic multiplayer Source mod, and an ode to the likes of Deus Ex (whilst not actually being anything like the Ion Storm games), plus some quite esoteric twitches of its own. Oh, and a sort of Bladerunner-meets-Jon Blanche sort of aesthetic. It’s interesting, brave, clumsy, and a bit broken. I’ve posted one of the gameplay videos below for illustrative purposes.
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By Jim Rossignol on July 29th, 2011.
UPDATE: The game is now out on Steam.
Over the past couple of days I’ve been playing indie cyberpunk RPG/FPS hybrid E.Y.E, whose team we interviewed yesterday. It’s an unusual thing, to say the least. Streum are a team of just ten but have set out with the ambition to make something enormously complex, with a story, a level and stats structure, multiplayer, huge levels, multifarious gunplay, insanity, stealth, and melee combat. I feel like I’m just grazing the surface so far, and these are just initial impressions. I suspect we’ll get around to something more in-depth in the coming weeks.