If you’re a fan of glorious bullet-time action ala Max Payne or F.E.A.R., we have some good news for you. Indie developer Trepang Studios has released a new demo for their awesome-looking FPS Trepang2. The name is really weird but just imagine a modern F.E.A.R. game. You can grab the demo via IndieDB or on Steam.
We’re living in the golden age of indie games which is both a blessing and a curse. Because for every ground-breaking title there is at least the same number of subpar hobby projects. This makes it difficult to keep track of what game to give deserved attention. But fret not, we are here to hold a spotlight at those hidden gems that you absolutely should take a look at. Especially when there’s an easy way to immediately try it out!
Trepang2 wears its heart on its sleeves. The inspiration from the legendary F.E.A.R. series is more than just obvious. It’s basically a sequel in all but its name. There’s nothing wrong with that though, as publishers regularly let their IPs collect dust. Whether its because changing tastes or limited capacity, some games simply don’t get the love they deserve. F.E.A.R. was one of the genre-defining titles of its era alongside the Max Payne games which truly delivered on the promise of gratuitous action in slow motion. Further entries sadly strayed away too far from the original formula and the franchise became dormant after 2011’s third game.
Thankfully, enthusiastic fans of those games weren’t satisfied and went on to create their own game. The end result is Trepang2, a beautiful game that takes F.E.A.R.’s formula of brutal close-quarters combat to the next level with modern visuals. The signature bullet-time mechanic is also present here and plays an important role in defeating waves of enemy forces. The new demo offers plenty of content that should keep players busy for a while. Here’s the official demo description:
- Immersive single player story campaign preview
- Fight through 30 waves of the horde mode
- Brutal close quarters gunfights with tons of gore
- Slow down time and dodge bullets
- Sneak in the shadows, cloak to become invisible
- Kinetic melee combat: Punch, kick, slide combos while shooting
- Advanced enemy AI who react to your every move, fully unscripted combat
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