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Gunscape is an FPS world-building hybrid game created and published by Blowfish Studious.
- The gameplay of classic 90s FPS games
- Global and persistent map sharing
- Campaign mode
- Solo, split-screen and online cooperative multiplayer
Gunscape is a game inspired by first-person shooters of the past. Therefore, the game inherited their old school graphics and physics. Also, developers added a world-building element which allows creating worlds and custom levels for everyone to discover.
The low poly graphical style which is so similar to Quake and DOOM is not only a design choice. It also allows a player to be creative with making levels and campaigns with very few constraints. The editor provides hundreds of blocks, props, weapons, enemies and backdrops, which all have the same FPS style design. Creating a basic map begins with choosing a theme set, which all have unique world-building blocks, player models, traps, teleporters, music tracks and more. Players can freely combine different sets when building their worlds, and the selection of content available in each set is vast. It is also possible to configure basic artificial intelligence behaviours for enemies on your map.
Players can use the editor to place music blocks around the map to create a fitting atmosphere for the environment they try to implement. And Blowfish provided them with an extensive collection of soundtracks available in different theme sets in the game.
Apart from custom created levels, Blowfish has included several ready-to-go maps for players who don't like map building. These levels are a part of the game campaign, with a straightforward, simple story joining them together, and it takes the player through all the modes of what the game can offer.
The wide variety of weapons includes all the guns presented in the FPS games of the past, such as Quake Arena or Unreal Tournament. It includes pistols, shotguns, flamethrowers, plasma rifles, several RPGs and others. Every weapon has it is own physics, so players need to learn how to aim and fire that specific weapon.
Different theme sets feature different enemies that player can confront on the way to the end of the level, such as velociraptors that try pounce the player from behind, or flying robots that slowly spiral in your direction while unleashing barrages of rockets, monsters, aliens and many others. Players do not have a way to replenish their health, that is the reason players have to dodge the attacks and play around doors, switches and launch pads to defeat their opponents and monsters.
The cross-platform multiplayer mode allows players to play online or on a split-screen to experience cooperative map building or shooting mayhem with their friends.
Gunscape has a dedicated server for players to upload their custom created maps to share it with others. Also, there is a built-in browser with filtering and voting system; it provides full access to all the content ever uploaded to the server, regardless of the theme packs that content makers used to create the map. The number of game modes available is only limited to a player's imagination, and map builders upload new content daily.
Multiplayer arena mode allows players to use standard or custom maps to play different game modes, including classics such as free-for-all and king of the hill, capture the flag, team deathmatch, domination, infection and many others.
Gunscape is an exciting game both content creators and FPS fans. The community always keeps the game alive with new content, and developers continuously add something fresh as well. It provides the essential experience of the old school FPS games, so it's also the right choice for casual gamers who would like to try a new genre.
Gunscape System Requirements
- Memory: 1 GB RAM
- Graphics Card: Shader model 3.0 capabilities
- CPU: Intel Pentium 4
- File Size: 500 MB
- OS: Windows XP