Its been a while since we’ve seen a game take older versions of itself to its advantage. We’ve had the surge of pixel art games of course, but few that give older concepts a more modern feel. That’s what excites me about Prodeus, the upcoming FPS from Humble Games that captures that older feel. It got announced a while back and showed a lot of promise. Today at the PC Gaming Show though, the team has more to show and now has a release window. Prodeus releases in the Fall of 2020 for Steam Early Access.
Besides the release window, the team promises that the game will showcase a Map Editor and shows off some of it. You can make entirely new maps and feature them for others to play, creating a lot of replayability. The Steam Workshop is a very useful tool for replayability, so it’s great to see them using it here. There was also some new gameplay, showing off that retro feel while also having as much gore as you could ever ask for. It’s very reminiscent of DOOM from way back when only with a more modern feeling and an excellent soundtrack to boot.
All in all, Prodeus is shaping up to be a shooter that stands out among contemporary shooters. That isn’t all the Humble Games team has had for news recently though. Recently they showed off The Iron Oath, a turn-based tactical RPG in the medieval fantasy era. There was also their announcement that they’d support more developers of color, supporting diversity and the recent movements. Humble Games is on fire, and it’ll be exciting to see what they publish next.
Prodeus is coming exclusively to PC through Steam. What are your thoughts on Prodeus and its retro feel? Anything announced by Humble Games that has your ears perked up? Let us know, and stay tuned at The Nerd Stash for all your news, reviews, and more!