Demo Releases for Anti-War First-Person Shooter Title The Fallen
Developer gold extra announces that its first-person shooter The Fallen has gotten a playable demo and that it has been nominated for the 2017 A Maze. awards.
Although a First-Person Shooter might not be your first choice to be the genre for an anti-war essay, developer ‘gold extra’ has thought otherwise with The Fallen. A demo for this unique perspective in storytelling is now available for PC and Mac.
The Fallen puts players in the perspective of a sniper entrenched in the ruins of a destroyed Ukrainean airport. In this scenario, the player is completely unaware of which side of the fighting s/he is on, and in order to survive must take the lives of other soldiers.
From that description, the game might sound like your generic sniper shooter, but there’s a twist. When the player fires on an enemy, the game enters a bullet time perspective and just before killing the target the player learns that character’s life story. Accompanied by what gold extra boasts as a “gloomy depiction of Ukraine’s frozen conflict,” and an “atmospheric soundtrack,” this is beginning to sound like quite the moving experience.
The Fallen has also been nominated for a 2017 A Maze. Berlin award, which means it might win an award in one of five categories including Most Amazing Game and Digital Moment. The latter category is for “expressions of socio-critical messages.”
When the game is complete, gold extra intends for it to be playable from beginning-to-end in one hour.