17:00 CET 24 January 2023: With only five weeks to go before Scars Above hits the stores, Serbian developer Mad Head Games has lifted the lid on the creative process behind the title, with the first ‘Making Of’ video - going live today – examining the design process.
Key members of the development team run through the thinking, mechanics and execution of the art, design and environment in Scars Above.
The challenging sci-fi third-person action adventure shooter combines the best elements of combat, a compelling and intricate storyline and exploration of a mysterious alien world.
The game puts players in the space-boots of Dr Kate Ward, an astronaut and scientist, sent to explore a colossal and enigmatic alien structure - The Metahedron - that appears in Earth’s orbit.
Things don’t go as planned and the Metahedron hauls Kate and her team across space onto a mysterious extrasolar planet where she wakes up alone on a strange and hostile world; determined to survive, she sets out to find your crew and unravel the mystery behind what’s happened.
Players need to examine their surroundings, scan and analyse alien fauna and flora of the dangerous extrasolar planet, then use the gained knowledge to create various elemental weapons, gadgets, and consumables.
They will also need to rely on offensive and tactical devices, use the environment to their advantage and exploit weaknesses of monstrous creatures to survive against the odds; all the while trying to unlock the mystery of an ancient alien civilization and uncover the truth about what happened to Kate and her team.
The game releases 28 February 2023 on PC, Gen 8 and Gen 9 consoles.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
Latest assets can be found here: https://press.primematter.gg/Scars-Above
Social Channels here: @ScarsAbove https://www.facebook.com/scarsabove/
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About Mad Head Games
Mad Head Games is one of the pioneers of game development in Serbia. Founded in 2011, it quickly grew into an industry leader, blazing the trail for all up-and-coming domestic game developers. The company is known for its innovative approach to casual adventure games, and after years of consecutive successes, it is expanding into new genres, developing new projects and boldly making headway into CORE and F2P markets.
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