The third-person survival role-playing game Decimated is about to get a free demo.
Although it is currently in pre-alpha, indie developer Fracture Labs plans to release a demo for Decimated “soon” on PC via Steam. The game lets you play a variety of roles as a human or cyborg. The game’s trailer has received over 80,000 views since it debuted in March.
In Decimated, players can choose to fight against or team up with other players, scavenge loot, transport cargo or VIPs to other locations, collect legal or illegal resources and trade them, hunt legendary creatures, capture territory, and build safe houses for their gang.
We’re told that the pre-alpha demo includes third-person multiplayer combat. Players will have three classes to choose from with special abilities, grenades, jetpacks, hover/land vehicles, and AI enemies.
Here are some more details on the game’s story from the Steam page:
Earth has been abandoned after hundreds of years of destructive climate change and catastrophic neglect of the environment by corporations and industry. Political and social unrest has left the old cities decimated and hostile to life. Civilization has collapsed and destroyed itself, yet a cyborg police force still wields control over the wastelands.
Only privileged first class citizens were permitted onto the new world. The unworthy who were left behind – criminals, rebels, political dissidents and the poor – scavenge in the forgotten cities of Earth, which have become overgrown with jungle, flooded by swamps, swallowed by sand and frozen by ice. Pollution and technological debris litter the environment, and survivors have set up shelter in destroyed skyscrapers, laboratories, abandoned metros and crumbling freeways.
The world is inhabited by criminals, pirates, bounty hunters, drug lords, slavers, cannibals, mutated creatures, genetic experiments and malfunctioning robots, all competing for resources and territory. The cops enforce a totalitarian authority even after society is in ruin, forcing humans to live in the wastelands.
Players salvage resources, technology and digital currency, repair vehicles, build bases, fortify shelters, hunt, ambush, loot and trade in this hostile post-apocalyptic environment.
The developers say that they are drawing inspiration from 1980s science-fiction films like Blade Runner and Robocop. The final game is not expected to launch until 2023.