It’s been a while since this year’s Gamescom closed its gates, but the dreaded Gamescom flu had me firmly in its grip for three long weeks.
So, without further delay: here are a bunch of noteworthy games shown at the convention.
Wrath – Aeon of Fury (KillPixel Games, 2020)
A brand-new FPS using the old Quake engine? That does sound ever so slightly anachronistic, but the demo I played quickly won me over. Contrary to what you might think, developing games with old tech can be incredibly tricky, but definitely worth it. Wrath plays like a dream and it is shaping up to be a merciless, fast-paced hell of a good time. The game even supports Voodoo’s 3dfx GPUs. That’s dedication.
Hitch Hiker (Mad About Pandas, 2020)
Narrative-based game Hitch Hiker takes you along on five different rides. You don’t know who you are and how exactly you got here, but hey, maybe you’ll figure it out on the way? There isn’t really that much to do when you’re stuck in the passenger seat, but small interactions with your surroundings and picking the right conversation topics might …read more