Indie developer Phigames and publisher Dear Villagers earlier revealed the first trailer to their upcoming 3D sci-fi metroidvania game, Recompile. This game will feature platforming, intense combat, branching narratives, and environmental hacking in a digital landscape called The Mainframe.
A single player experience, Recompile is built around a branching narrative system unique to the Metroidvania genre. Unlike a typical Metroidvania, it uses a dynamic narrative system based on play style, meaning player decisions alter the world and can lead to any one of multiple endings. Recompile also features intense combat, tight 3D platforming, environmental hacking mechanics and super-powered abilities, all set to a reactive soundtrack of blistering electro.
Meanwhile, its sinister sci-fi narrative explores everything from machine sentience to the nature of reality. Players are a rogue piece of semi-sentient code, trapped in The Mainframe – a sprawling digital wasteland dead-set on deleting trespassers. World obstacles include intelligent enemies and intricate environmental circuitry, and both require the mastery of new abilities. Everything, right down to foes, can be hacked.
Recompile will have a large range of weapons and special abilities, intelligent and intense combat against NPCs and bosses, multiple endings, the ability to hack environments and enemies, and three difficulty settings.
Recompile will be released on PC via Steam in 2020. For more information, visit the Steam page. Recompile will also be playable at this year’s GDC in San Francisco and EGX Rezzed in London.