Gas Powered Games' 'Demigod' Revealed
Within the pages of the February ’08 issue of Games for Windows: The Official Magazine (shown right) features an upcoming title I dare say many have heard little to none about until now. This latest issue of GfW is offering gamers a world exclusive first peek at Chris Taylor’s Gas Powered Games’ (Total Annihilation; Supreme Commander; Dungeon Siege) upcoming action/RPG/RTS hybrid title, Demigod.
Inspired partly by the popular WarCraft III mod Defense of the Ancients, Demigod pits players (or teams of players) at destroying each others bases. A somewhat unique aspect to the game revealed is that rather than managing units and gathering resources that you see in a typical RTS, players control a single hero unit with varied powers, leveling up as they kill the A.I. controlled units around the map.
The expected gameplay mechanics of Demigod are best described by 1UP:
- “In Demigod, you control one of many ‘demigod’ heroes — some of which survive solely on the strength of their own powers, others of which thrive on building smaller units and structures of their own for support. The guy on the left in the screenshot below is one such hero, ‘The Rook,’ a former king whose spirit now animates an anthropomorphic castle. Demigod is, as you’d expect, a multiplayer game at heart, with an emphasis on co-op play. There’s a single-player mode, too, though Gas Powered Games says it will serve mainly as a ‘training ground’ for the multiplayer.”
Sounds like a cross between Black & White and Overlord. I can’t emphasize enough how pleased I am to see co-op being given a 1st rung feature. I hope this game ends up as awesome as it sounds.
You will find tons more details (interviews, screens, etc.) regarding Demigod in the upcoming issue of Game for Windows: The Official Magazine (which should be in stores soon).
GfW Via 1UP