Recently, developers Fusty Game and Midgar Studio’s new game — Hover: Revolt of Gamers — left Steam Early Access and launched on PC and Mac accompanied by an official launch trailer.
The first thing that strikes you when you see footage of Hover: Revolt of Gamers is that it is very clearly inspired by the Sega classic series: Jet Set Radio, which incidentally is one of my favorite series of yesteryear.
The elevator pitch of the game is that it is a futuristic open world 3D parkour game that takes place in ECP17, a high-tech city based on a distant planet, where you’re in charge of a team of rebels revolting against the new anti-leisure laws that are oppressing the city. Down with the man kinda stuff. Kinda like Jet Set Radio.
Apparently in the game having fun is illegal and communications with the Galatic Union have been cut off. This where the rebels come in: equipped with high-tech gear, it is up to them to roam the city and sabotage the anti-leisure propaganda, help citizens, and ultimately find a way to reach the Orbital Station of the Great Admin in order to warn the Galactic Union and end the oppression.
The game notably can be played with friends online at anytime, with the ability to progress through the adventure with them or against them. Further, there is said to be a trading system and 10 playable, unique and customizable characters to unlock. For more information be sure to check out the game’s listing on Steam.
Hover: Revolt of Gamers costs $19.99 USD. However, if purchased before June 7th you can snag a 20% discount that will knock the price down to $15.99 USD.
Below, you can check out the game’s launch trailer: