Riftlight is an arcade RPG shooter from one of the makers of Rust

Rust is still in development, but one of Facepunch Studios' developers is also starting work on an arcade-style shooter with RPG elements called Riftlight.


Facepunch Studios is still hard at work on their survival game, Rust, but the studio is also looking to begin its second project. Over the weekend, Facepunch's Adam Woolridge unveiled some details on an arcade-style shooter called Riftlight, which he says he'll be looking to develop on his own.

"It's an arcade shooter that can be played with a gamepad or mouse and keyboard," said Woolridge. "It has loot and other light-RPG stuff like character levels, abilities and talent trees. I want it to be colourful and different, not just screens and screens of black space and white stars (although it is, at the moment!) You're not gonna need a dictionary on standby to look up space-words or a Maths degree just to understand which gun to equip on your ship. The one that does the most damage is the best gun, and it'll just say so."

Woolridge says that everything for Riftlight is in the prototype stage. However, he has already laid out plans for the game's three classesL: Ranged, Caster, and Melee. The game will also feature online co-op for up to four players with procedurally-generated stages.

More information about Riftlight is coming soon. In the meantime, check out early concepts from Facepunch Studios.

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