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It’s a Red Awakening at Insomnia

It's a Red Awakening at InsomniaToday at the UK’s Insomnia Expo developers from Domino took the stage to reveal some new gameplay footage and discuss their upcoming multiplayer shooter Red Awakening.

The slasher film genre has been repeatedly touted as the game’s main influence, and Domino gave gamers a closer look at how by discussing the character archetypes found in the game. Red Awakening will feature character clichés that are largely borrowed from the 80’s slice ’em up films that are still popular today.

Gamers can expect to see the jock, the cheerleader, and, as a developer put it, “a nerdy Asian girl.” Red Awakening will also feature some of horror’s trademark settings from a high school to an amusement park and even a Siberian outpost inspired by John Carpenter’s remake of The Thing.

Developers also revealed that the game will feature several modes; on display at Insomnia was the You Only Live Thrice mode, where each player has only three lives.

Red Awakening will also continue the current trend in horror gaming of accentuating resource management. In the demo the player ran out of ammunition and the developer was quick to note that the level contained no additional reserves.

The beta for Red Awakening will be available during the holidays of 2014.

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