Being able to stand out from the crowd is critical to the success of any indie game that is made these days. Thanks to a surge in popularity for indie games that has been pumping for the better part of a decade, gamers have a wide selection of games fighting for their time and money. The team at Lightbulb Crew aims to stand out from the crowd by offering a unique visual presentation to a genre that is typically done with low-res pixel art and bright colors. Othercide is a turn-based tactical horror game that oozes style.
During the madness of GDC 2019, the Shacknews street team was able to get an exclusive look at gameplay footage from Othercide directly from the folks at Lightbulb Crew.
Right off the bat, the game’s visual style leaps off the screen. Othercide takes place in a hazy, ethereal world and has a monochromatic presentation, save for a few elements. Most of the action is conveyed via contrasting blacks and greys, but the occasional flourish of an intensely vivid red color helps give the proceedings a striking style.
As far as gameplay, Othercide offers a twist on the tactical strategy genre by blending in roguelike elements such as permadeath and limited resources. Othercide is expected to enter Steam Early Access in the near future and the development team hopes to launch the game by the end of 2019. When asked about other platforms in the future, the team expressed interest in a possible Nintendo Switch version.
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