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Polish studio Flying Wild Hog is best known for making first-person shots like Hard Reset and Shadow Warrior, but is testing something different for its next project, a top-down sci-fi looter shooter called Space Punks.
There aren't many details at the moment, but Space Punks will follow the adventures of four strange heroes who chase glory and wealth "by taking lucrative contracts on distant planets against impossible odds." Apparently, it will also be a live game, as Flying Wild Hog described it as set in "a world of live, breathing and ever-changing gaming: a real live game."
My first impression of the revelation trailer is that it looks a lot like an isometric Borderlands dam, with cooperative battles against hordes of enemies for up to four players in a slightly gloomy science fiction setting. The first character revealed in the trailer is even described as "the handsome" and may be a coincidence, but in my eyes it has more than a passing resemblance to Handsome Jack, one of Borderlands best known bad guys.
This isn’t necessarily a hit against him, but right now it doesn’t look like Space Punks is earning a lot of points for originality.
Space Punks is being released by Jagex and will enter Early Access on July 14, ahead of the open beta scheduled for this winter. To register, go to playspacepunks.com.