PlayStation and Xbox gamers may be interested to know that the new action strategy hybrid Undead Horde game is now available to play, enabling players to take command of a legion of minions in 10tons’ intriguing necromancer simulator. Check out the official launch trailer below to learn more about what you can expect from the game and its mechanics.
To reveal more about the game and its design Sampo Töyssy developer 10tons, Undead Horde team lead has taken to the official PlayStation blog to reveal a little more about the background, inspiration and features of Undead Horde.
“In late 2017 we were furiously trying to come up with a new game project at 10tons. We had done several top-down shooters in a row including Neon Chrome, JYDGE, Time Recoil and at that time nearly finished Tesla vs Lovecraft. Though we love top-down shooters, we really wanted to do something different for a change. At that point games with larger armies fighting each other in some form were somewhat fresh, so we started to dig around there.
We started to do some prototyping. First we created a kind of “massive fantasy battle simulator”, but in the end the prototype wasn’t that popular in our internal testing even though the team seemed to like it. We continued on and remembered a fun and somewhat popular little game called Right Click to Necromance (RCTN). It still felt fun so we took on a new task: Can we make a game where you raise the dead like in RCTN, but so that the game would have a story and a campaign lasting several hours? This was the basic question behind Undead Horde. We also felt that the whole theme of necromancy hasn’t been thoroughly explored yet with games. A game called Nekro was canceled and a lot of other minion games didn’t have actual necromancers.
So this is what Undead Horde became: A game where you command undead minions which you can raise directly from the battlefield. You can also raise undead from summoning statues & graves also, but the main source is usually your slain enemies. You can find a very early development shot from this phase and compare it to the final shot – a lot did change along the way visually too.”
The Undead Horde game launched today and is now available to play on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
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