Shattered Horizon, a somewhat revolutionary new FPS has been put on Pre-Order on steam for 20 moneys.
Shattered Horizon is the highly anticipated first game from Futuremark Games Studio that immerses you in the cold reality of combat in space like no other game before.
This multiplayer first-person shooter is played entirely in zero gravity. A catastrophic explosion on the Moon has filled near-Earth space with billions of tons of rocky debris. You and your friends will join intense 32 player battles to control hollowed-out asteroids, huge fragments of Moon rock and the ruined remains of the International Space Station.
With simple and intuitive controls, you have complete freedom of movement in the distinctive zero gravity environments. Not only can you use your rocket pack to fly anywhere but you can also land on any surface to attack your enemies from unexpected angles.
Shattered Horizon challenges you to take your FPS skills to the next level adapting what you have learned on the battlefield to create new tactics in a fully three dimensional battle space. With your rifle at the ready you can handle anything the enemy can throw at you. But if you let go of your gun, chances are you’re already dead.
Having been in both the closed, and extended beta - I can certainly recommend the purchase. The developers are trully outsanding, and they constantly listen and interact with the community. It was incredible seeing how much the game evolved over the few beta months.
On top of this, they will be releasing free DLC and map packs. Though the specs are high, the game is very scalable and still looks good even on lower settings - even so, graphics are hardly the reason you should be buying the the game so if you're hesitant because you can't crank it up - don't be.
For 20 moneys (17 if you preorder + opportunity to test map packs) there is little excuse NOT to buy this game.
looks interesting but the specs are HUGE!! and unless they prove that it can preform well on lower end pc's think that may be its killing point
I didn't make it!
I was tempted to get this game but I'd want to play a demo to see how it runs on my computer. I only have an 8800GTS 320mb, and the 8800GT is a bit faster, and is listed as the minimum. I imagine I could run it, but only at lowest settings.
Could you share some screens and videos that highlight the features of the game?
super6-4;5054488looks interesting but the specs are HUGE!! and unless they prove that it can preform well on lower end pc's think that may be its killing point[/QUOTE]
I have a computer matching the minimum specs quite exactly and I run the game on lows-mediums at 1680x1050 resolution with a stable 50-60 frame rate.Afterburner;5054498I was tempted to get this game but I'd want to play a demo to see how it runs on my computer. I only have an 8800GTS 320mb, and the 8800GT is a bit faster, and is listed as the minimum. I imagine I could run it, but only at lowest settings.
There will probably be no demo, as it's very difficult to only showcase part of this game considering as it's relatively small and multiplayer only. It's possible that there should be some guest passes or promos at some point, but probably not soon.
That being said, running it at the lowest settings is not something that should cause you to dismiss it. While the game does (supposedly, i've never seen em :p) offer some stunning visuals, it's main feature is the innovative 0G system.
Shiny shaders or no, the game will always offer the complete mindfuck that 0g shooting is. Your gameplay experience will not deteriorate if you can maintain a stable framerate.
On a personal note, I really don't even mind running it on low settings. The change in graphics (save perhaps, anti-aliasing) is really not that large - whether the game is very scalable or the original is just not that impressive - I don't know. xD
[QUOTE=Commissar MercZ;5054529]Could you share some screens and videos that highlight the features of the game?
No. I'm under a pretty strict NDA. However, review copies of the game are/have been sent out in the past few days so you will probably see some more information popping up any day.
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17th June 2003
It sounds like an interesting game, but I have one question. How has humanity survived with Earth being bombarded by the remains of the Moon? It only took relatively small asteroids to wipe out most of life on the planet many times before. =p
The game is currently on a Steam sale for $4.99, and will be for another 24 hours. If anyone wanted to try it out, now would be a perfect time to grab your copy!
Why can't the story concept be used for a single-player game?