Green Man Gaming Publishing and Sunfire Software today are unveiling their newest creation, Stormworks: Build and Rescue a game where players design their own vehicles and pilot them across a rich and dramatic, procedurally generated, physics playground. Create a helicopter, boat or buggy with just the right balance of handling, buoyancy and stability to embark on daredevil missions and tackle treacherous oceans.
Entering Early Access later this year, Stormworks: Build and Rescue will challenge your mechanical and design skills to create the ultimate, programmable, block based rescue vehicle. Share your design online and tackle the dynamic and ever changing weather patterns of an unforgiving sea. That is if you have the skill and design prowess to even make it off the launch pad.
Dan Walters, lead developer at Sunfire Software has said ‘Stormworks: Search and Rescue is a game designed to challenge the creative side of your brain and build the ultimate rescue machine that will allow you to survive the stormiest of seas. We’ve allowed for a huge amount of depth in the vehicle creation and customisation editing suite with an intricate logic system in place. We want to make the act of launching your boat or helicopter a massive achievement in and of itself, before you even go head to head with some of the most dangerous oceans seen in video games’
Gary Rowe, EVP of Publishing at Green Man Gaming said ‘We want players to be able to invest a whole lot of hours into creating the perfect rescue vehicle, fit for the job but also allow anyone who wants to jump straight into the action do so, with some pre-built vehicles to get them going. We believe Stormworks: Build and Rescue is the perfect fit for Early Access and is a game that will continue to evolve and build upon itself in the coming months’
BUILD, PLAN, RESCUE: Stormworks: Build and Rescue is the game where you design and pilot your own sea-rescue service, in a rich and dramatic physics playground. Take your custom-designed, block based, programmable vehicles into fierce oceanic storms. Plan and execute thrilling rescues in a variety of challenging crisis scenarios. Export and share your meticulously designed vehicles with others.
DESIGN YOUR VEHICLE: Design vehicles by placing blocks in a rich editing suite, customise them with paint, and program the behaviour using the powerful logic system. Choose from a wide array of components for designing helicopters, boats, and more.
NAVIGATE, STEER, PILOT: Take charge of your vehicles in a physics driven sandbox simulation – where your vehicles performance is a direct result of your design. Use dials and indicator components to display feedback on the vehicles logic system, whilst pushing your designs to the limit in fierce weather.
LOGISTICAL CHALLENGES: Embark on missions to operate your sea-rescue service. Design and deploy new vehicle designs to respond to the logistical and emergency scenarios across the open ocean, island facilities, rigs, and more.
DRAMATIC, SIMULATED WORLD: The day-night cycle, and dynamic weather system creates diverse environments, from calm still sunny mornings, to fierce stormy nights. Strong winds can turn the ocean simulation from gentle ripples to fierce heaving waves, all while the vehicles simulate a physically based displacement-buoyancy system.