Generation Zero: Avalanche Studios, Fighting Robots in 1980s Sweden


#1

Coming in 2019. I was waiting all afternoon for someone else to make a thread, since I’m lazy, but so is everyone else apparently!

Here’s a Eurogamer mini-preview:


#2

“Can you ever get tired of 80’s synth-wave?”

Apparently, popular culture is making sure I get that answer.


#3

lol - well, if robots are the new zombies, I guess I appreciate the change. And I still like 80’s synth-wave, but time will tell if that holds up.


#4

Well, its a game. I am not sure I am feeling it, I need more backstory.


#5

I’ve liked 80’s synth wave since the 70’s, before it was a thing.

This is a classic case of “We want a track that sounds reminiscent of The Terminator theme, but not enough that we’ll get sued, thanks.”


#6

So a Simon Stalenhag-inspired world? It’s a shame they didn’t work with him. That would have been an interesting setting.


#7

Wow. I appreciate the Stålenhagian visuals. Since this is set in the time and place of my youth, I’m going to have to play it.


#8

I like robots, I like the Pacific Northwest… which this isn’t but looks identical, and I like this type of music in video games and movies specifically. I’m up for this.

I wonder how diverse the cast of characters will be, given the setting.


#9

I also really dig the sort of gameplay they are describing.


#10

?? Back in the 70’s we called it “New Age”.

/tangent


#11

The fact that this is their first self-published game makes me really nervous for them. It’s a big leap. The sort of thing that could lead to big success or big failure for the studio.

I like the sound of it having “dynamic 1980s music”. I love the look of the robots themselves. I’m not sure about the setting. East coast Sweden as seen in these screenshots look like a pretty generic place, scenery-wise.

I hope it’s a big success for them. They’re one of my favorite studios, even when they fail to connect with me in their games so far.


#12

#13

Well THAT certainly looks delightful.


#14

Good trailer.

I’m still not sure about the setting. Sweden, as seen in that trailer, looks like a pretty barren, boring looking place with no big scenery vistas even.


#15

I hate robotic enemies. Shooting at metal things feels dumb. There’s a reason they’re made out of metal.


#16

I dont mind shooting metal things at all, but I do mind shooting a hand pistol meant for intimation of soft fleshy beings at a target that be better serviced with an AntiTank Missile.


#17

There must be a new wave of beta invites going out as a couple of friends and I all got an email last night with a Steam key.

Looking forward to making a Swedish “80’s superhero” and screaming The Final Countdown into Discord.


#18

Yeah, I got an email this morning. Not sure if my current PC is up to running it, but if so I’ll try it.


#19

The key to any good survival game…

I haven’t found the one with Europe on it yet though.


#20

Found some radios to play those tapes on.