Life’s a (literal) blast in RIVE!
Developer Two Tribes’ upcoming, action-packed shoot ’em up (and video game swansong) RIVE is heading toward release faster than a speeding bullet, and has officially been confirmed to hit release on September 13th! RIVE gives players control over Roughshot, a seasoned space scavenger who suddenly finds himself trapped while on-board a mysterious starship. Armed with nothing more than his top-notch hacking skills and a pair of impressive cannons, Roughshot soon finds himself in a fierce struggle to not only escape, but to stay alive while doing so.
RIVE‘s gameplay features a hybrid of SHMUP/platforming gameplay, with near-nonstop 360-degree shooting action that guarantees an experience that is anything but boring. With multiple game modes available such as “Single-Credit” and “Speedrun”, RIVE also promises to deliver on the replayability aspect as well.
While news of RIVE‘s upcoming arrival is exciting, it also marks the end of developer Two Tribes’ career. Initially started all the way back in 2000, Two Tribes has been in the video game development buisness for over 15 years, having created titles such as Swords & Soldiers and the Toki Tori series.
Two Tribes states the reason for their early retirement is that of falling behind the times, and likens itself to someone’s grandfather. “As said, we’ve been working in the games industry since early 2000”, Two Tribes stated in a recent press release, “making us dinosaurs, old farts, grandfathers, or whatever you want to call us. This is great, because we’ve got a lot of experience, but it also means that we act like a typical grandfather: slow and totally unaware of what is hot and what is not. DOn’t get us wrong: we absolutely love making games, and we strongly feel that we’re good at making them. However, ask us anything about new industry developments, and often a big question mark will appear above our heads.”
RIVE is slated for a release on September 13th, for the PC (Windows, Mac, and Linux) via Steam, and PS4. Two Tribes has stated that they will continue supporting RIVE, even after their retirement. If interested, you can check out their full scoop on their retirement here.