Australian Indie developer Flat Earth Games, known for their popular family friendly iPad game TownCraft, are working on their second game, the decidedly family unfriendly Metrocide.
Metrocide is an old school top-down stealth action game that takes its cues from classics Syndicate and the original Grand Theft Auto.
Players take the role of T.J. Trench, a legendary contract killer, who must dispatch of his targets while navigating an extremely hostile urban environment in which just about everything that moves is trying to kill him.
The game takes place in a bleak cyberpunk-themed city that is infested with gangs, vigilantes, government surveillance, homicidal police drones and corrupt cops.
Players must employ a variety of weapons, ranging from high powered rifles to shotguns and bombs, along with stealth abilities to survive three zones of MetroCity. The game is geared towards hardcore gamers, and will have both high levels of difficulty and permadeath.
Check out the gameplay trailer below, which showcases Metrocide’s pulsing electronic music, graphic violence and dark sense of dystopian humor:
Metrocide was recently featured on the cover of Indie Game Magazine, in which Editor-in-Chief Vinny Parisi said, “Metrocide caught my attention immediately for two reasons: The title and the atmosphere. It would be silly not to expect a crime-ridden, brutal city with a name like that, but the game decidedly surpasses any preconceived expectations from the moment players first take to the tough streets.”
Flat Earth Games was founded by brothers Rohan and Leigh Harris. Their first release, TownCraft, reached #2 on the Paid App list in Australia. According to them, Metrocide is “kind of a sanity project for us. We’ve been working on an all-inclusive game for such a long time now. And sometimes, well, you kinda just need to shoot someone with a futuristic shotgun.”
Metrocide is due for release sometime this year for the PC. More information is available on the official site.