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RUINER Pieces Together a Cyberpunk World


When a group of former developers from CD Projekt RED got together to create their own game, a new kind of Cyberpunk experience was born under the name of Reikon Games. Utilizing the power of Unreal Engine 4, RUINER is the embodiment of a passion for the game genre, and a unique vision influenced by many great works such as Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira and Bubblegum Crisis. The top-down action shooter aims to portray a brutal experience, with architecture that is said to house an unforgiving world brimming with people itching for a chance to exploit anything and anyone for their own gain. If the dog-eat-dog-world-feeding-corporate-greed motif wasn’t enough, the tactical shooting segments should provide a familiar backdrop for fans of Syndicate, of the team’s many inspirations.

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RUINER will feature a grab-n-go weapon system where the player will pick up weapons and upgrades as they progress. There’s no extensive inventory to manage, but the player will have the chance to outfit their character at the beginning of each mission. Players will reportedly spend most of their time running and gunning, though it has been noted that an in-game hub will be the centralized location for some downtime. When the player isn’t blasting up foes, there will be time to meet other NPCs in the hub area and explore the game world. RUINER is still early in development, but a short teaser trailer is up (see above), and concept art can be found on their Tumblr. To stay up to date with the project, RUINER can also be followed on Twitter and Facebook.



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