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Team-Based Fantasy Survival Game Rend Enters Early Access

Curious gamers can now get their hands on this ambitious take on the survival genre.


Rend is an ambitious project that blends a few genres to make a potentially legendary competitive fantasy adventure experience that hasn't been replicated in many other experiences. With some top tier talent on staff, Frostkeep Studios is charging forward with the game's development and allowing curious gamers to give it a go with the Steam Early Access launch, which went live today, July 31, 2018.

In Rend,  players join one of three factions and work with teammates to survive the vividly beautiful, yet brutal shattered remains of Midgard. The game pairs RPG mechanics, sandbox elements, factional combat, and massive battles with win/loss conditions to introduce a new gaming experience to the survival genre.

“Since we first announced Rend, we have been developing it side by side with our players through Pre-Alpha and Alpha testing and by gathering feedback through Discord and our official channels,” said Jeremy Wood, co-founder and CEO, Frostkeep Studios, in the press release. “Our goal has always been to transform the way players interact and participate in survival games while delivering on the fantasy that they have come to expect from this genre.”

Rend is available on Steam right now for $39.99. The Shacknews team will be diving into Rend very soon, so stay tuned for gameplay and impression here on Shacknews. Don't forget to subscribe to our Shacknews and GamerHubTV YouTube channels.

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