505 Games a anunţat că vor distribui în Europa în cursul acestui an Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason, un first person horror realizat de Action Forms. Acţiunea jocului are loc în anul 1968, jucătorii urmând să intre în rolul lui Alexander Nesterov, un meteorolog care devine captiv într-un spărgător de gheaţă blocat la polul Arctic. Un aspect interesant îl reprezintă posibilitatea de a corecta greşelile făcute de NPC-uri în trecut folosind sistemul Mental Echo. Jucătorii vor avea de înfruntat 15 tipuri de monştrii, fiecare cu propriile abilităţi, pe parcursul a 10 nivele, încercând în acelaşi timp să prevină moartea căpitanului navei.
Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason este construit pe baza engine-ului proprietar AtmosFear 2.0, ce include feature-uri precum parallax mapping, displacement mapping, depth of field, fizică realistă pentru personaje şi obiecte şi unified dynamic shadowing: soft shadows, surse dinamice de lumină etc.
505 Games today announced that it will be publishing the European release of the survival horror title, Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason, under the newly created 1C Label. Developed by Action Forms, Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason is due for release on PC in 2008.
The Arctic Circle, Russian North Pole station ‘Pole 21’, 1968 – Alexander Nesterov is a meteorologist sent to investigate the final hours of the North Wind, an old nuclear ice-breaker trapped in an icy grave. This steel beast once fought for its country, but during a dangerous mission it drifted into an ice trap slowly freezing to death every living thing on board.
Alex must fight against the intense cold by finding any remaining heat sources as he investigates the final days of the North Wind and unlocks the mysteries within. However, Alex is no ordinary meteorologist as he possesses a unique ‘Mental Echo’ ability that allows him to relive the final memories of the dead and change their actions in the past, changing their future. Nothing can prepare Alex for the truth he uncovers as he digs deeper into the history of the ship.
Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason takes players on a terrifying trip into the unknown as they explore the dark, frozen, claustrophobic corridors and unlock the shocking secrets of the North Wind.
- Terrifying first person survival/horror action gameplay
- Unique “Mental Echo” ability providing the player the chance to change the outcome of a character’s past
- Highly detailed levels based on a real Russian ice-breaker
- Battle powerful enemies, all with unique capabilities
- Non player characters help to reveal the true story
- Historically-authentic weapons
- Completely new physics and weather system with realistic ice, frost and snow with advanced character/object physics
- Unified dynamic shadowing system – fully dynamic, moving light sources, casting shadows on all objects
Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason, will be published by 505 Games for PC across Europe in 2008.