Concursion seamlessly blends five gaming genres together

Concursion takes platforming, space combat, hack-and-slash action, aerial exploration, and Pac-Man-style mazes and blends them all together to make a single gaming experience. They all mix together a lot more seamlessly than you might think. Check out the trailer and see for yourself.

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If you're an indie studio, one of the first questions to think about before venturing out to create a game is what kind of game should it be? For Puuba, the answer is to stick five different genres in a blender and revel in the chaos that results. The indie dev released a new trailer today for its puree of gaming goodness called Concursion.

Concursion simultaneously offers platforming, space combat, hack-and-slash action, aerial exploration, and Pac-Man-like mazes. The unnamed main character will switch between each gameplay style at a moment's notice by jumping into various rifts placed in each level. All of these gaming elements feature their own distinct art style and are blended together in a shockingly seamless fashion.

It's one of those ideas you need to see to believe, so check out the trailer below. Concursion is set to hit PC and Mac later this year.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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    January 16, 2014 11:00 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Concursion seamlessly blends five gaming genres together.

    Concursion takes platforming, space combat, hack-and-slash action, aerial exploration, and Pac-Man-style mazes and blends them all together to make a single gaming experience. They all mix together a lot more seamlessly than you might think. Check out the trailer and see for yourself.

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      January 16, 2014 11:01 AM

      But can you shake his hand without sanitizer?

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      January 16, 2014 11:17 AM

      We are truly in the golden age of video games. A few years ago everybody was claiming that there were no more original ideas in gaming. All games had bald space marines and the big AAA companies were pushing out all of the small studios. Video games were dead.

      Fast forward to 2014 and we are all playing rounds of Nidhogg.

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      January 16, 2014 12:16 PM

      Well, that was... trippy.

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