Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hover: Revolt of Gamers coming to Wii U

Screenshot of video game Hover: Revolt of Gamers

French indie developer Fusty Game has announced via Twitter that its new game Hover: Revolt of Gamers is coming to the Wii U this year, in addition to PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, and Xbox One. The unique title is a futuristic racing game in which players use parkour to traverse Hover-City, as they try to reclaim their video game consoles. It runs on the Unity engine, which is very popular among developers.

Hover seems to have drawn some inspiration from the Dreamcast classic Jet Set Radio, specifically the art style. Interestingly, Fusty has even hired Jet Set Radio's composer to write the score. The gameplay of the indie title bears some resemblance to Mirror's Edge, another parkour-based game which featured plenty of platforming, but it appears this game will place the focus on movement rather than combat.

Here's a brief synopsis from the official Facebook page:

Currently in development since November 2013 and based on new technologies like the "Oculus Rift", it takes place in a 3D futuristic open world. The new Mayor of Hover-City is prohibiting video games and all sorts of entertainment. Anyone catched in such a act would be send to hard labour.

You play the "Gamers". They created the Resistance to help citizen to get back their consoles, create a diversion among the Cops while others are hacking the Mayor propaganda . In front of Non Playing Characters and other players in multiplayer you have to show your skills (speed race, triks, agility, speed hacking, diversions...). Other Gamers will join you during the adventure. Try to become the leader of the Resistance!

The development team has already put together a video preview showing off a glimpse of some early gameplay footage. Video after the break.

Source: Facebook, Twitter

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