[Beta register] Jagex Games Studio (Cambridge, UK) is excited to confirm a new online shooter, in which brains are as important as bullets. Block N Load combines FPS action with strategic construction that sees teams competing to build defensive and offensive emplacements, before tunnelling, leaping and charging into the enemy’s base.
Block N Load features destructible arenas that get explosive makeovers as teams meld tactical action with strategic creativity. To aid them in their objectives, combatants can initially select from six heroes who each offer unique combative and tactical advantages such as Cogwheel, an unhinged weapons obsessed robot; O.P Juan Shinobi, a deadly Ninja you won’t see coming; or Doctor Eliza Doolally, who shuns ethics in favour of applied chemistry.
In addition to active and passive abilities, each player will also have access to an array of weapons and blocks such as mines; force fields; bounce pads; glue tiles; turrets and giant bombs. All these elements, and more, combine to create an explosive experience that demolishes all preconceptions of what a first-person shooter should be. Block N Load is currently in development for PC and is scheduled to launch on Steam in 2015.
• NO GAME THE SAME: An ever-evolving game world throughout every match, as players shoot and build towards enemy positions and victory
• CHARACTER VARIETY: Maverick heroes offer a robust mix of roles for full combat, defensive and supportive team strategies
• FAST-PACED YET STRATEGIC: Every game has a blend of intelligent and creative tactics fused with strategic shooter action
• BE A MASTER OF CONSTRUCTION: Creative use of the build phase in-game can result in deadly and devious constructions able to tear down any enemy plan