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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10th 2019 — London, UK
Alexandra Stancu, co-developer of HoverGrease, is giving a first look at Altergaze’s upcoming hero based online multiplayer game.
Watch the new gameplay overview video here: https://youtu.be/Qpcutb1Yim0
HoverGrease mixes the feeling of traditional first-person shooters with fast-paced arcade-like characters via top-down game mechanics.
HoverGrease takes place in a biologically advanced dystopian cyberpunk future where humans altered with animal DNA are the new trend. The Alpha 6.0 gameplay focuses on a 5 rounds Zone Control game mode called the ‘Spotlight’ which changes location on the map with every round.
Players can now choose between 5 heroes from the HoverGrease character roster. Sexy amphibian Kimmy Frog and ex-detective Johnny Cockhead are now joined by Foxy Bonbon, Lab-Rat Perry and Piggy Smith as playable characters, in the arena-based competition called ‘The Hover Grease Tournament’.
Each hero has a unique arsenal of up to 20 weapons and abilities. At the beginning of each round, players must buy their weapons — one primary, one secondary and two utilities. Players win credit based on their performance per each round. Everyone starts with the same amount of credit in round one making the game accessible for new players.
‘Gameplay wise, the main struggle was finding the right flow that would make the traditional top-down game mechanics feel and play like a classic first-person shooter, and I believe we’ve achieved that.’ says Alexandra Stancu.
‘Technically, the big question was how do you keep in sync 1000 moving projectiles across the network for all 10 people.’ adds Liviu B. Antoni, the other half of the creative duo of HoverGrease.
The HoverGrease Alpha 6.0 will be free to try for a limited time. In order to be part of the Alpha 6.0, players have to sign up on www.hovergrease.com and join the official HoverGrease Discord server at https://discord.gg/uxj8S4X
Learn further details about HoverGrease, including all of the other heroes to be announced and more and sign up to participate in the upcoming private beta on the official website: www.hovergrease.com
About Altergaze Ltd.
Best known for pioneering the first 3D printed handheld VR HMD for smartphones, Altergaze is an award-winning technology company that specialises in creative content and proprietary hardware development — games, visual effects, interactive installations, product development and WebGL.