Happy Mash Up Monday and welcome to this post on the short film of the launch of the Indie Game Scourge by Dan Bull. I wanted to write this post because I know that awesome feeling when you work with a group of people sharing the same dream as you to see your final product out for the public. It is in that moment you take in the great feeling of success and accomplishment where everything is right in the world. In this short film, you get to see the joy in the developers of the latest indie title that hit Xbox Live Arcade. Please enjoy the short film below.
For those that don’t know, what is Scourge?
“Set in the near future, Scourge: Outbreak throws you into the boots of Echo Squad, an elite group of mercenaries hired by The Tarn Initiative to deal a decisive blow against the power-hungry Nogari Corporation. Stranded on Nogari Island shortly after being mysteriously attacked during your covert insertion, and surrounded on all sides by hostile forces, the only way out is to complete the mission. You’ll require all of your skill and firepower to stay alive as you fight your way through the chaos that has consumed the alien-infested Nogari facilities that lie before you…”
Scourge: Outbrea will implement a four player jump in/jump out co-op feature with full voice support over Xbox live that will give players the ability to function better as a tactical unit. There will be four different ways to gain XP by intercepting enemy attacks on your allies or reviving fallen team-mates. The more you act as a team the more you are able to unlock special abilities as a team. If done correctly your team will be able to unlock useful game-play perks such as shared radar vision, faster revives and longer bleed-out times. That is the reward when you and your team increase your co-op rank. I rather enjoy the concept of gaining more XP and rank in team based titles, instead of always going Rambo all the time.
I do hope you’ve enjoyed this post and please check back later this week for my review of Scourge: Outbreak. Before I go please check out Dan’s music video for Scourge: Outbreak, which he wrote the rap song Outbreak himself. Stay frosty gamers!