If piloting giant walking robots across hostile alien planets, with only your A.I. for company, is your thing (and let’s face it, who hasn’t fantasized about this), then your circuits should be ablaze with anticipation for Vox Machinae.
The new game by developer Space Bullet Dynamics Corporation has been officially announced on their website, with a publicly available V.R. demo to be accessible soon. It’s another excuse to get that Oculus Rift you’ve put on your Christmas list.
Vox Machinae will have players piloting their very own mech, called a GDR or Grinder. These grinders come equipped with an A.I. companion (“Open the pod bay doors, please, HAL”) and an array of devastating weapons such as lasers, chainguns, missiles and mortars. Your Grinder will allow you to explore some desolate, yet beautiful landscapes, while braving scorching sun, blinding dust storms, acid rain and other Grinder pilots.
Space Bullet has placed a big emphasis on storytelling and emergent gameplay so that your experience varies each time you play. Characters in the game will re-act to your responses and actions and be shaped by your choices. Apparently you can even hurt their feelings!
If you’re intrigued, keep scanning your radar for updates.