Consider my interest piqued. I just had a video of a new game in development called Hawken thrown across my plate by Jarret Redding (aka Fearless Leader). I had never heard of it before today, but it’s safe to say it’s on my radar going forward after what I’ve seen. Hawken is a first-person mech combat game being developed with a focus on multiplayer gameplay. It’s the first game being made by Adhesive Games Ltd., a developer based out of Los Angeles, California.
It is using the Unreal Engine from Epic Games, but outside of that and what’s in the videos below there isn’t a lot of info. I’m quite happy to see a new title emerging in the mech combat genre though, because that has been a barren landscape in recent years. This looks excellent so far, and when you consider they’ve only been working on the game for 9 months it jumps right to being freaking incredible. I’m going to share the info from the website, but first feast your eyes below at the gameplay trailer:
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It seems to be a bit faster paced that most mech games I’ve ever seen. There is a also a standard trailer which was released a couple of weeks ago, shot entirely from actual network matches with both gameplay and third-person views (the latter was captured in spectator mode):
As promised, there is also a little info available on the Adhesive Games Ltd.’s website, shown below.
What type of game is Hawken?
Hawken is a multiplayer mech combat game. The focus is on creating an intense and enjoyable battle experience that captures the feeling of piloting a heavy war machine while keeping the action fast-paced and strategic.What game modes are supported?
We have two unique team game modes, as well as team deathmatch and free-for-all deathmatch.When will it be released?
When it’s done. We’re not done yet, but development is going well and we should have more announcements soon.What engine are you using?
Hawken has been developed using the Unreal Engine from Epic Games.What platform is it for?
This is unknown at this point. We are interested in bringing Hawken to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.How much will it cost?
We don’t know yet, but our plan is for Hawken to be a downloadable title that will have a relatively low cost compared to boxed games.Who did the sound and music?