Posts Tagged ‘Raiders of the Broken Planet’

Co-op/Versus shooter Raiders of the Broken Planet is free to grab (and keep forever) for the next two days

Raiders of the Broken Planet

The problem with launching a multiplayer shooter is that players are part of the content. Without players, you’ve only got half a package, even if there is a single-player mode. MercurySteam’s Raiders of the Broken Planet (a Gears of War-styled co-op shooter with a light PvP twist) has always looked rather nice, but without people playing it, it’s a hard sell, and the game just never got off the ground.

In an attempt to zap some life back into Raiders in time for the next episodic campaign release, for the next two days, you can grab the entire game (including three DLC solo/co-op campaigns) free on Steam to keep forever. Grab it now, and you’ve got something for your crew to do over the weekend.

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Raiders of the Broken Planet shows 4v1 action

Ooh I’d entirely missed that MercurySteam, the gang behind Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, are making a 4v1 shooter. Raiders of the Broken Planet [official site] is its name, and asymmetric sci-fi shoot-o-brawling is its game. Four players are off adventuring across an alien world, completing missions and duffing up AI-controlled baddies, while t’other can join games as ‘the Antagonist’ to sabotage their missions. That sounds potentially a lark. Here, have a look at how that works in this recent trailer: Read the rest of this entry »