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The Precursors: A Challenge

A first-person shooter?
A space combat sim?

My challenge to you. Watch the video of Deep Shadows‘ (they behind Boiling Point and White Gold) latest, The Precursors below the click-o-link and as quickly as possible shout out which genre you think it’s going to be. You get three guesses. (No cheating by looking at Jim’s previous comments). Meanwhile, here are two images that won’t help.

The front page for the game won’t offer any more insight, however. Instead, this rather engaging poetry:

“Precursors, predecessors, the legend of galaxy… Who are carrying the forebear’s genes among existing races, we can suppose only… Worlds of galaxy are everlasting, beautiful, unique and dangerous. Some of them are inhabited, some ruined and deserted, other – just a smugglers trans-shipment stations.”

However, the final answer is, of course: “freeplay RPG with FPS and space sim combat elements”.

As Jim said, it looks really very exciting, even to someone like me who finds space-shopping games enormously tiresome. Because it’s, well, everything at once. I love Deep Shadows for this – their ambition is ludicrous, and deserving of enormous success.

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