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What is Red Awakening?

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Our friends over at Domino Effect Ltd have released a new trailer, with a twist. It’s a live-action ‘Interrogation’ trailer, helping to introduce this new team-based multiplayer stealth action title coming soon for PC, Xbox One and other platforms.

Red Awakening is set to be a mix of games similar to the original Thief, TimeSplitters2 (what a game that was!), but with added team-based gameplay similar to classic Counter-Strike. Domino Effect Ltd are also proud to say that the games style is influenced by slasher movies from the likes John Carpenter (Ghosts of Mar, Vampires, Halloween) and Dario Argento (Dracula 3D, Demons).

As well as releasing this new trailer, Domino Effect Ltd have also launched a brand new Kickstarter campaign. Look out for our ‘TiX crowdfunding spotlight’ this Sunday for more details on that!

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The Interrogation video has been a real labour of love for Domino Effect and we feel that it perfectly captures the anarchic spirit of the game as well as a bloody nod to our slasher horror movie inspirations. So far the development of Red Awakening has been entirely self-funded, but we’re now turning to Kickstarter for the necessary support to help us complete the final stages of development.

said Rob Peall, Game Director @ Domino Effect.

Additional details from the press release:

Red Awakening blends neon drenched environments, satirical storytelling, first-person dynamic stealth, parkour style movement, drug induced power-ups, ultra-violent gameplay and an unnerving “Carpenter-esque” synth soundtrack. The visceral package is all wrapped up in Domino Effect’s distinctive cell-shaded graphical style.

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Set during the aftermath of the Vietnam War in the mid-1970s, Red Awakening depicts a United States in turmoil. The youth are out of control, with once peaceful student protests devolving into violent street riots. Fearing a civil war with the youth of America and the ever-increasing threat of communism, the powers-that-be covertly funds a clandestine CIA mind control program. Codenamed: “Red Awakening”, this program is designed to solve all of America’s problems at once… but things don’t go according to plan.

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Red Awakening is planned for release on PC, Xbox One and other platforms during late-2015. Remember to keep an eye on this weekends crowdfunding feature for more information.

Red Awakening – Kickstarting soon

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Back in 2003 there was a rather awesome game called XIII – I particularly loved the cell-shaded art style. Borderlands took this style and turned it into something special, accentuating textures with crosshatching. A new kid on the block is about to enter the cell-shaded world, that strips back the shading, but by no means does it reduce the quality.

Red Awakening is a fast paced shooter that focuses on “horror, stealth and subterfuge”. The title is planned for a late-2015 release on PC, but promises a console release in 2016.

The video below is ‘work in progress’ and shows off the game’s multiplayer, which takes its inspiration from Thief, Manhunt, TimeSplitters 2 and Condemned: Criminal Origins. The objective mode firmly places Counter-Strike at the centre of its inspiration – sounds like a great mix to me!

We have found that the slasher genre in video games is an essentially untapped market with the potential to create a unique virtual experience. With Red Awakening players are put at the heart of their very own slasher movie for the first time, and let loose.

Rob Peall, Game Director, Domino Effect