Posted Sat Aug 23, 2014 at 12:36 PM PDT by Trevor Ruben
Three very different games showed off some gameplay on the Playstation Blog yesterday. We'll start with 'Alienation,' coming to PS4, a sequel of sorts to 'Dead Nation' from Housemarque, the team also responsible for the PS4's 'Resogun.' It was just announced at Gamescom 2014.
Here's one of the game's devs, Mikael Haveri, on the origins of 'Alienation:'
"We’ve always been a tech-centric company. We start projects by just playing around with tech. We have our own engine which we’re always upgrading and trying out cool new things — new lighting systems, particle effects, and so on. These experiments are the setting point, and then we start implementing those things in different game scenarios. Would this work best in a top-down shooter? Or would it be better suited to, say, a platformer?
So it’s not like we were making Dead Nation and said to ourselves, “Oh, we should do this again… but with aliens!” It was more like, “We’ve got this cool technology — how do we implement it in the best way?”
And then we start iterating. We happily admit that we do borrow from what we think are some of the greatest games ever, but then we reinvent them in the Housemarque way. For example, we play a lot of Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls, and a lot of different stuff to get inspiration. Then we take a concept we like and try and improve it or put a twist on it."
Next up, another PS4 title, is 'Chariot,' a goofy co-op platformer where two players are tasked with traversing the clunky coffin of their King across the lands to find an appropriately royal burial place. Don't worry. It doesn't take itself very seriously.
And finally we have 'Natural Doctrine,' a game that does take itself pretty seriously. The team is calling it a "hardcore tactical strategy game," and for good reason. It's going to take a lot out of you, according to the gameplay.
'Natural Doctrine' is coming to PS Vita, PS3 and PS4. It's the only game in this article with a solid release date too: Sept. 23.
Source: Playstation Blog
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