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Hellpoint Mixes Sci-Fi, Horror, and RPG to Create a Unique and Visually Fascinating Title

I’m a fan of Imgur, the image hosting website that has grown its own community over the years. It’s where I find many of my memes, funny images, and weird gifs that I use as response material to tweets. It’s also a place where creators and innovators can show off their work, hoping to interest the community enough so that they get support, recognition, or simply attention.

The other day, Montreal video game company Cradle Games put up a post about a game called Hellpoint, a dark sci-fi action/RPG which clearly has a lot of horror elements/influence. At first glance, it looks like Dark Souls and Diablo had a ménage à trois with Dead Space. It uses a 3rd person perspective which follows the player’s character as they navigate through a space station, which happens to be orbiting a black hole, that is infested with demonic-looking beasts.

The game will feature parallel universes, weapons with multiple attack possibilities, a spell editor, and a system by which the position of the aforementioned black hole in relation to the space station will affect the inhabitants insanity. Oh, and did I mention that the game will have a splitscreen multiplayer option? If these features haven’t spurred your interest, I’m not sure what will!

Cradle Games estimates that the game will come out either Q4 of 2017 or Q1 of 2018. They are aiming for the game to run on PC, PS4, and Xbox One and will also be launching a Kickstarter in the coming weeks. Head on below for a trailer, synopsis, GIFs, and screenshots.

Synopsis:
Hellpoint is a dark sci fi action RPG set in the aftermath of a massive quantic cataclysm. You play as a mysterious ghoulish character whose intentions are entirely determined by your decisions. Everything is designed to give the game character and make its freshness renewable so that a creeping Stockholm syndrome begins to develop with the delphian space station on which the experience is taking place. With a deep, twisted, mind-breaking and multi-layered lore system to sink teeth in, the team at Cradle Games made a smaller but deeper game world that keeps entertained. Add in the dynamic Quantic System based on 21 hours’ orbit cycles, digging deeper into the mystery with each new game pluses and new game endings and you have there the vision for Cradle games: to forge a world that is truly spinning somewhere out there among the stars.

I'm making a game: Hellpoint

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Written by Jonathan Barkan

Lifelong horror fan with a love of music on the side.

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