March 23, 2017

UE4 Devs Take Center Stage in the Powered by Unreal Engine Zone at EGX Rezzed

By Jess Hider

This year’s Rezzed is being held in Tobacco Docks in London from March 30th to April 1st. To help celebrate all of the amazing UE4 games that are currently being developed, we partnered with Rezzed to create the ‘Powered by Unreal’ zone. Developers creating games with Unreal Engine have taken full advantage of the funding we put aside to double their exhibition space and we are excited to announce the wonderful games that will be on display at the show!

Empires of the Undergrowth by Slug Disco Studios

Empires of the Undergrowth is a real time strategy game based around the world of ants. It features underground tunneling, nest construction and fast-paced battles with insects, arachnids and other ant colonies.

The game’s theme is taken directly from nature, and offers a fresh alternative to the usual sci-fi, fantasy and real-war settings for this genre. In the single-player campaign, the player takes control of a unique colony of DNA-harvesting, nomadic ants embarking on a great journey; they must set up temporary nests, gather food, and defeat neighbouring colonies. The story is narrated from the perspective of a documentary film maker studying the ants, adding a light touch of humour.

Formula Fusion by R8 Games

Formula Fusion is an anti-gravity racing game which pits your racing pedigree up against the rest of the world. Tackle the single player campaign and become the best pilot against the AI over leagues and championships, or play against the world in multiplayer and compete in a sports league where you can take either yourself or your team to the top step.

Little Nightmares by Tarsier & Bandai Namco

Immerse yourself in Little Nightmares, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears as you help Six escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal!

Nerve by Pixel Blimp

Nerve is a fast-paced arcade runner with an abstract-digital art style. Players must hurtle through a corrupted digital world using their reactions and skills to manoeuvre their way to the next level, each more perilous and chaotic than the last. With 10 handcrafted chapters to race through, Nerve combines both endurance and reflex based gameplay to create the most intense highscore driven experience in VR.

Nerve is set for launch later this year on PS4, Steam, Oculus, HTC Vive, and PSVR.

Planet Alpha by Planet Alpha ApS

PLANET ALPHA is an adventure set in a living alien world where you have the ability to manipulate the daytime. To survive on this strange planet you will have to be observant of how the environment and the wildlife behaviour changes depending on the time of day.

Will you prove to be the foretold saviour or will you fail as many did before you?

QUBE 2 by Toxic Games & Trapped Nerve

In QUBE 2 players must once again step into the shoes of an unsuspecting character and explore an alien environment, solving challenging puzzles in their quest for answers. Adopting the role of Amelia Cross, a stranded archeologist who has awoken on an alien planet, players must work together with another survivor named Emma to traverse and manipulate aspects of this strange world in their search for a way home. Manipulating environments using special gloves, players must solve puzzles that will help Milly deal with her past as the environment around her adapts to her presence.

Redeemer by Gambitious

Redeemer is a Top-Down Action game where you will punch, hack and blast your way through enemies using fists, hammers, firearms and even the environment. Play as Vasily, an elite operative who once worked for one of the biggest arms industry corporations  in the world. Officially working in security, you were tasked with infiltration, assassination, extortion and even torture.

When eventually the corporation decided to turn you into one of its cyborg soldiers, you manage to narrowly escape to a secluded monastery deep in the snowy mountains. For 20 years you tried to find peace and harmony amongst your fellow monks, but you are still too haunted by your murderous past to find either. Now, after all of these years, the corporation is finally closing in on your location, and in so doing they have given you one last shot at redemption.

RiME by Tequila Works & Six Foot Europe & Greybox

RiME is a single-player puzzle adventure game about a young boy shipwrecked on a mysterious island after a torrential storm. Players must use their wits to decipher the challenges and secrets of an expansive world strewn with rugged terrain, wild creatures and the crumbling ruins of a long-forgotten civilization. With subtle narrative, colorful artwork and a sweeping score, RiME will offer players a meaningful journey filled with discovery when it arrives on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch this May.

Snake Pass by Sumo Digital

Snake Pass is a physical action-puzzle game that sees the player slither, curl and climb their way through increasingly challenging worlds filled with evermore intricate obstacles and fiendishly mind-bending objectives. Snake Pass with be slithering its way onto Nintendo Switch, Steam, PS4, Xbox One and Windows 10 on March 29th!

Sports Bar VR by Cherry Pop Games

Bringing the virtual pub experience to your living room, SportsBar VR is the ultimate social VR game. Featuring an awesome set of bar games and incredible pool simulation SportsBar VR provides one of the most immersive single player, and social multiplayer experiences in VR.

State of Mind & The Long Journey Home by Daedalic Entertainment

The Long Journey Home combines the endless freedom of space with a new open questing system that always leaves you in command. Deliver the stranded Glukkt to his homeworld as he asks, or to your new slaver friends? Attempt to make allies with everyone, or pin your hopes on the tougher races, and hope they never turn on you? Jump by jump, make hard decisions and live with the consequences, in a universe that is never the same twice.

One mission. Endless adventures. Where will your Journey take you?

State of Mind is a futuristic thriller game delving into transhumanism. The game explores themes of separation, disjuncture and reunification, in a world that is torn between a dystopian material reality and a utopian virtual future.

Employing multiple playable characters and two separate game worlds, State of Mind explores the existential drama that develops in a society on the brink of post-material existence.

Tetra: Elemental Awakening by Ocean Spark Studios

Tetra, Elemental Awakening is a mix of the popular RPG genre together with a wave clearing system. Each Guardian has its own type advantage which can be used to create destructive spells to bring down the enemies. Defend against all types of enemies and protect the land from being destroyed.

Switching between these Guardians brings a whole new depth of strategy to the game world. Destroy waves, protect ever growing lands and complete quests to create the strongest team. You can support Tetra, Elemental Awakening on Kickstarter.

The Occupation by White Paper Games

The Occupation is a politically driven, first-person, narrative game set in 1980s North-West England in which you play as a whistleblowing journalist. A terrorist attack has left 23 dead & has become a catalyst for the creation of The Union Act. A controversial act which threatens the civil liberties of the British population.

The day is October 24th 1987 and the next 4 hours will determine the outcome of the act and the future of the country. Events happen in real time and you must make decisions based on the evidence surrounding you.

Is the cost of an extreme action outweighed by the cause of the greater good? You are the reporter. You decide the narrative.

Wartile by Playwood Project

In WARTILE miniature figures battle it out in a real time strategy video game. Position your figurines, use their strengths and be mindful of their weaknesses, activate their special abilities and play your action cards to gain the upper hand on the playing field. Wartile is currently in Early Access on Steam!