- Bloober Games Creative Director and Vice-President Peter Bielatowicz
goes behind Basement Crawl for PS4 / PlayStation 4 today with details below, as follows:
Hello fellow gamers! I wanted to give you some information about a game we are currently developing for the PS4 launch window - Basement Crawl.
Gameplay-wise, Basement Crawl is a maze-based action game with some strategic elements. Our main inspirations were old classics like Spy vs. Spy and Bomberman, and gameplay revolves around setting up traps (self-detonated or activated by characters approaching it or stepping on it without noticing) to hurt other players.
It's focused on multiplayer, but basic single player campaigns with bots to fill in for missing characters will be available too.
While our inspirations go back to the retro classics, we are making a game up-to-date with the competition. It goes from the audio-visuals - Basement Crawl will be 2.5D game with dynamic cameras - to the game modes, characters and mechanics.
We felt that many games nowadays are dependent on character development or luck and randomness, so we designed Basement Crawl to exclude the luck factor and remove the dependence on leveling-up characters.
We want to make Basement Crawl as skill-based as possible...