American-based studio Over The Moon Games today announced that their first game ‘The Fall’ will be released on the Xbox One next week on the 14th of July.
The Fall puts the player in control of ARID, artificial intelligence on board a combat suit, whose human pilot is gravely injured. As ARID you must take control of the suit and find help for the pilot, whilst battling against ARID’s rule and protocols along the way.
Prior to the Xbox release, the game debuted on PC and was very well received, getting a 93% positive rating from Steam Users. Lead developer and John Warner said about the game: “Great films communicate ideas using a series of visual tools, but what can we do with the added interactivity in games? The Fall is our first answer to that question. Our goal is to create challenges that cause the player to think in specific ways to overcome them. For example, players of The Fall are given challenges that require them to find loopholes in the rules that they’re given. The story then opens a discussion on our relationship to rules and how we sometimes struggle to hang on to them, despite obvious flaws.”
All in all it’s sounding pretty good to me. Look out for The Fall next Tuesday.