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Rend Interview: Capturing the 'Magical Experience' Of Survival Games

PVP combat and open-world survival combine with ancient Norse myths in Rend, the upcoming team-based title from Frostkeep Studios.


Survival games make up one of the more popular genres in the modern industry, and plenty of developers are keen on putting their own distinct spin on the formula. One such game is Rend, the upcoming team-based online action title from Frostkeep Studios. Shacknews was once again able to meet with Jeremy Wood, co-founder and CEO of Frostkeep Studios, to learn more about Rend's signature blend of team-based survival action and distinct Norse myths-inspired backgrounds.

One of the standout features of Rend is the game's emphasis on vibrant visuals, particularly the strong use of color throughout environments and through the light effects from players' weapons. We know from previous interviews with Wood that Rend will have an in-depth character progression system, and players will be able to join in to different factions and make use of a number of other social gameplay elements.

The time for the Rend alpha test is nearing its end, but it will be available until the team hits a crucial next step in development. Players looking to learn more about the game can head over to the official Rend website or visit the game's Steam page for more information. To stay on top of the latest games industry video coverage, be sure to check out both Shacknews and over on YouTube, where we feature a number of special gameplay demonstrations, in-depth developer interviews, and more.

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