A New Sci-Fi Shooter From Behind The Iron Curtain
Russia has a great history with sci-fi epics with the Great Andrei Tarvosky’s Solaris and Stalker. However, Team Rez – a small studio from the city of Kaluga, Russia comprising just 4 people – are making a rather more violent take on outer space with Orange Cast. A third-person Action/RPG game, Orange Cast entreats you to find a secret enemy who hides his presence in the darkness of this universe. The story is set in an alternative universe where humanity has mined the galaxy out of all its precious resources and now finds itself in decline. Colonies on the Outer rim have become devestated or abandoned as humanity has been forced to leave them behind. However, in these lost colonies, the people there haven’t just lost their livelihoods but their minds as well, attacking anyone they can find with strange alien weapons.
The hero who steps in to help stem the growing chaos is Hi-Unit – a professional soldier in a new military suit. He’s well equipped to take on ne’er do wells. A press release details the following key features in a rather broken English, which I have left unedited both for fidelity and for your amusement:
– Get ready to see wonderful locations filled with a variety of surroundings and anomalies.
– Use only brutal weapons to fight the enemy: from a flamethrower to an explosive energy crossbow and rock’n’roll ax! Or maybe you want an attractive grenade or energy blade? Take, we do not mind!
– You love when everything is natural? Our game complies with most modern graphics standards, notably standing out among other indie projects
– Feel the fullness of the foolishness or wit of developers with the help of a huge number of references from the creations of Western and Eastern culture!
– Face the aggressive flora and fauna: you explore worlds whose nature can be clearly unfriendly to humanity.
– You get rewarded for exploring the world! Get unique equipment, complete various tasks and discover more stories from this universe!
– By the way: The story of the game got inspired by popular science fiction of the last time and is backed up with a strong intrigue.
Check out a gameplay trailer for Orange Cast below, showing a galaxy of conflict that needs saving by Hi Unit as much as Russia needs saving from Putin.