Posts Tagged ‘Streum On Studio’

Has Space Hulk: Deathwing been improved by its updates?

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Update Night is a fortnightly column in which Rich McCormick revisits games to find out whether they’ve been changed for better or worse.

Bolters are the standard-issue weapons of Warhammer 40,000’s Space Marines, and they fire bolts. But they’re not just bolts — not really. As befitting the grim darkness of 40K’s far future, the bullets that Space Marines fire are individual rocket-propelled grenades, each backloaded with enough fuel to force them through ceramite armor, and frontloaded with enough explosive to shred the soft meat hidden inside that armour. Read the rest of this entry »

Space Hulk: Deathwing Enhanced Edition is out now

Space Hulk: Deathwing Enhanced Edition

Space Hulk: Deathwing must have been a dream project for little French indie studio Streum On, creators of the endearingly janky E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy. As a team they’d started their careers with making Warhammer 40,000-themed mods, so having the official key to the kingdom must have felt like a miracle, but with a famous license and a higher budget comes higher expectations.

While undoubtedly more polished than E.Y.E, Deathwing still felt like a low-budget game with a high-budget facade. After an additional year and a half of development and launching alongside the PS4 version of the game, an Enhanced Edition rolled out today, addressing many of the flaws of the original launch and for those with the original version, it’s a free upgrade.

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Space Hulk: Deathwing becomes Enhanced in May

Polish your crotchskull and prepare to demonstrate renewed devotion to the Emperor, as Space Hulk: Deathwing will officially become the Enhanced Edition on May 22nd. This is the last in a series of free updates intended to expand and improve the squad-based FPS, which had the looks of Warhammer 40K but didn’t have the touch. It was too janky and just too thin, which is a shame because it has such lovely Gothic spaceships and such big crotchskulls. Fingers crossed this update can find that magic. Not that I believe in magic; that would be heresy. Ah yes, I love the Emperor, I surely do. Read the rest of this entry »

Space Hulk: Deathwing’s new class revives dead Marines

Spacehulk Interrogator Chaplain

A new class of Space Marine has just dropped into Space Hulk: Deathwing [official site], the Warhammer 40,000 FPS. The new update adds a staff-wielding Interrogator Chaplain – the first class that can revive his teammates. Clearly, he likes skulls. There’s skulls on his weapon, skulls on his shoulders and, er, a skull where his head should be.

If you recall, the game was released back in April and was a real mixed bag. The single player was repetitive, but the co-op was an intense, backs-to-the-wall affair where you and three other Space Marines waded through rivers of Tyranids and worked together to survive.

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Tech-priests still polishing up Space Hulk: Deathwing

Space Hulk: Deathwing [official site] has got the look but has it got the touch? Not quite, our Alec thought. But Streum On Studio’s first-person shooter does yet have the potential to be a fine bang-bang adaptation of Games Workshop’s tabletop wargame and, bless ’em, they are still working on it. Following a patch improving the technical guts of Deathwing last month, Streum On today launched another adding a new mode with randomised mission objectives. Plans for future updates include a new multiplayer progression system, new enemies, and more. Read the rest of this entry »

Space Hulk: Deathwing’s road to recovery

I couldn’t remember a thing about last December’s Space Hulk: Deathwing [official site] without going back to read my own review – a statement which in itself perhaps constitutes all the review you might need. As well as inciting the inevitable deep self-loathing, reading back my own words also stirred vague memories of the L4D-like Warhammer 40,000 team shooter running about as well as an Ork who’s already participated in fourteen Waaagh!s in one day.

Though Deathwing’s road to greatness might be a longer one, its most recent update aims to put paid to its performance issues. The results are tangible, but mixed. Read the rest of this entry »

Bing bong! Space Hulk: Deathwing now boarding

Space Hulk: Deathwing [official site], the new squad-based FPS adaptation of Games Workshop’s tabletop Warhammer 40,000 spin-off, is now out. Our Alec is currently busy polishing his crotchskull but, once he’s done with that and made himself decent, he’ll load Deathwing and play so he can tell us all Wot He Thinks. For now, he sends initial word that “the environments look like concept art and it has the requisite thumpy metal sound effects, but do brace yourself for a whole lot of stomping down long, twisty corridors.” Sounds like Space Hulk all right. Read the rest of this entry »

SPACE HALT! Space Hulk: Deathwing delayed five days

Space Hulk: Deathwing [official site], the Warhammer 40k squad-based FPS about Space Marines shooting oh so many nasty aliens, has been delayed a few days. It was expected this Friday, the 9th, but publishers Focus Home have pushed it back until Wednesday the 14th for a little more polish. Untrue rumours started by me suggest that our own Alec Meer has been in the recording booth for a special mode replacing every single sound effect with him shouting “SPACE HULK” with various intonations. Read the rest of this entry »

Watch 17 minutes of Space Hulk: Deathwing singleplayer

The best way to play Space Hulk: Deathwing [official site] will surely be its cooperative multiplayer mode, with you and three of your closest warpals yelling over Skype as you stomp around mowing down hordes of aliums. The FPS will also do singleplayer with AI squadmates, mind, and that’s on display in a new gameplay video. It shows seventeen minutes of uncut gameplay, seventeen minutes of Terminators stomping around a space cathedral, whacking Tyranids with swords inscribed with slogans like “I am wrath. I am steel. I am the mercy of angels.” No subtlety, those Space Marines. Read the rest of this entry »

Space Hulk: Deathwing Stomping Into December

Space Hulk: Deathwing [official site] finally has a release date, announced today by publisher Focus Home: December 9th. Deathwing is a new FPS adaptation of Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40k spin-off, with Space Marines tromping onto colossal warped spaceships to salvage ancient treasure and smash aliens. You’ve got a month to prepare, so draw up a schedule for the essentials: plug in storm hammer for a deep charge; polish helmet; doodle “Aetius Maximianus Caelius ♡ The Emperor” in Sharpie on armour; check Urban Dictionary for cool new names that hip initiates call aliens. Read the rest of this entry »

Space Hulk: Deathwing Trailer Reveals Bits O’ Gameplay

'Brother, the alien filth keep coming - remind me to draw a bigger skull on my crotch when we get home, they don't seem to be getting the message.'

Space Hulk: Deathwing [official site] is due to launch this year, last we heard, and I’m pretty keen to see more of the Warhammer 40,000 spin-off FPS. Wandering around the ridiculous gothic architecture of mutated Imperium spaceships is very much My Bag as a video game tourist, of course, but I’m fascinated to see what developers Streum On Studio will do after their wonky but pleasing unconventional FPS-RPG E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy. So ooh, come on, gather round, crack open a box of Soylens Viridians, and let’s watch this first gameplay trailer.

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Dakka’s Delight – Space Hulk: Deathwing Trailer

I am hopeful that Warhammer 40K FPS-RPG Space Hulk: Deathwing [official site] will be, at the very least, a weird game. Developers Streum On Studio were behind E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy, another FPS-RPG about an order of warrior monks stomping around a dystopian future in ornate power armour. It was hugely ambitious, baffling and wonky yet fascinating and endearing, which I’ll take over mediocre any day. So a new trailer choosing a soundtrack with mariachi-tinged rap from a Swiss pop band, well, that’s certainly unconventional for a 40K game. I’m quietly hopeful.

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Smashing Hulks: Space Hulk – Deathwing

Whee! A new Space Hulk game that converts the claustrophobic tension of the boardgame into some sort of action-packed shooty-punchy experience. I’m not deeply versed in 40K lore, although I could have told you a thing or two about the Codex Imperialis when I was a teenager. I made an army of chaos marines by gluing bits of toy animals onto my Space Wolves because I wanted a change of pace. Unfortunately, I’m not the most gifted person when it comes to modelling so the height of my achievements was a heavy weapons chap with a hoof for a codpiece. Let’s look at Deathwing.

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Space Hulk: Deathwing’s First Screens Contain Crotchskulls

Is that a skull in your etc or oh good grief

Games Workshop are spaffing Warhammer 40,000 licenses all over the place lately, with predictably mixed-but-a-bit-bleh results. However, one did land at Streum On Studio to make first-person shooter Space Hulk: Deathwing. Yes, the folks who made E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy. Their FPS-RPG debut was awfully wonky yet jolly ambitious, and quite endearing because of that. It’s nice to know that one of the oodles of 40K games should be, at the very least, interesting.

The first ‘screenshots’ arrived in our inbox this morning, and while they’re clearly staged they do have plenty of pretty Space Marine Terminator armour to ogle.

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Incredible! Space Hulk: Deathwing Teased

You can tell if a game is going to be great by the logo.
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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Deus Excess – E.Y.E. Gets Free PVP Update

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.

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E.Y.E. Now Allows You To Give It The Eyeball


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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Thoughts on E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy

He's a bit sarcastic, that one.
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.

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Streum On Studio Explain E.Y.E.


The release of sinister Source-powered FPS/RPG hybrid E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy is apparently “imminent” and so we spoke to StremOnStudio’s Christophe Longuepee about his small team and enormous ambition for the game. Ten developers and a cyberpunk assassination game with ambitions in the region of Deus Ex with ninja-physics? Tell us more…
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E.Y.E. Trailers Are Of Varying Quality

This is the cosplay event, right?
You might recollect a previous trailer for StreumOnStudio’s Source-powered shooter, E.Y.E. You’ll probably remember it because the name is so bad, but you might also remember the pacey movement and fairly hardcore approach the team are taking: RPG elements, hacking, lots of interesting-looking menus… Anyway, two new trailers have surfaced, one showing off the moody cyberpunky environments throughout the game, followed by some gun-action, and the other showing the POV of a robot trundling about aimlessly in a boring cave. One of the videos makes the game look impressive, and the other does not.

StreunOnStudio got in touch to say they’ll be letting me get my hands on the game soon.
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