June 23, 2021

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Former Left 4 Dead and Portal writer’s new game is four-player sci-fi romp The Anacrusis

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Stray Bombay, the studio formed by Left 4 Dead and Portal writer Chet Faliszek, and Riot Games designer Kimberley Voll, has revealed its new game The Anacrusis.

It’s – like Left 4 Dead – a co-operative shooter for four people, and it takes place on an abandoned starship on the edge of explored space. There you’ll fight seemingly endless hordes of aliens in an “infinitely replayable fight”, according to Summer Games Fest host Geoff Keighley, who announced the game. You’ll unlock perks and weapons and “new ways to play you can share with your team”, said Keighley.

Despite the theme, Anacrusis looks like a very bright and upbeat game. It’s not dissimilar to the Portal series, actually, with brightly lit, clean sci-fi scenery, and some arty splashes of turquoise and orangey-red here and there. Very pleasant.

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