Check Out the Multiplayer Mech Madness of Hawken

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Posted by Brad (3214 posts) -

I bet when you hear the phrase "indie games," your mind doesn't immediately run to stuff that looks like this:   



  

This crazy-looking giant-robot extravaganza is Hawken, a multiplayer-only mech shooter coming to the PC. Hawken earns the "indie" moniker because the home page for the developer, Adhesive Games, lists all of nine people (and three former employees) working on this thing. I'm sure the use of Unreal Engine 3 has eased the development process a bit, but you have to admit it's a pretty damn impressive-looking project for such a small group of people to turn out. (How well it plays is yet to be seen, of course.)

This footage has been floating around since last week, but I just caught it today and wanted to bring it to the attention of anyone who hasn't seen it. Consider me interested, and consider yourself informed!
#1 Posted by Brad (3214 posts) -

I bet when you hear the phrase "indie games," your mind doesn't immediately run to stuff that looks like this:   



  

This crazy-looking giant-robot extravaganza is Hawken, a multiplayer-only mech shooter coming to the PC. Hawken earns the "indie" moniker because the home page for the developer, Adhesive Games, lists all of nine people (and three former employees) working on this thing. I'm sure the use of Unreal Engine 3 has eased the development process a bit, but you have to admit it's a pretty damn impressive-looking project for such a small group of people to turn out. (How well it plays is yet to be seen, of course.)

This footage has been floating around since last week, but I just caught it today and wanted to bring it to the attention of anyone who hasn't seen it. Consider me interested, and consider yourself informed!
#2 Posted by SoldierG654342 (1786 posts) -

Seems interesting.

#3 Edited by rjayb89 (7726 posts) -

I feel bad ABOUT NOTHIN'.

#4 Posted by StarvingGamer (8371 posts) -

We had the fighting game renaissance. Now we need a multiplayer mech shooter renaissance.

#5 Posted by InsidiousTuna (396 posts) -

Man, this game looks really nice, and has some great art design (that giant battleship overhead was awesome), but the gameplay just does not look fun at all to me. It's all bunnyhops and circle-strafing. Not looking like my type of game, but definitely good on those guys for making it look that nice.

#6 Posted by Yummylee (22041 posts) -

Con-sider yourself....in-formed.

Con-sider yourself...one of the family.


#7 Posted by Vexed (313 posts) -

This looks shecksay, the world needs more Mech games <3

#8 Posted by xxNBxx (978 posts) -

The art style kind of reminds me of Akira
#9 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -

Needs environmental destructibility.

Looks awesome anyways though.

#10 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -

Whatever happend to that Mechwarrior game, which got announced a while back?

     

#11 Posted by SSully (4231 posts) -

I think it looks great. I would love if they got picked up by a bigger dev so this game could get better. I look forward to seeing the game when its finished. 

#12 Posted by Dedodido (235 posts) -
@SSully said:
" I think it looks great. I would love if they got picked up by a bigger dev so this game could get better. I look forward to seeing the game when its finished.  "
Getting picked up by a big developer wouldn't neccesarily make it better, in fact it would probably make it worse.
#13 Posted by ZmillA (2273 posts) -

please be good, please come to XBLA

#14 Posted by This_Dude (295 posts) -

looks like it could be a lot of fun,  hopefully we get to see more soon.

#15 Posted by wrecks (2285 posts) -

This looks pretty badass.

#16 Posted by Ratfoot (199 posts) -

Incredible

#17 Posted by Roddykat (237 posts) -

I love how this looks!

#18 Posted by Marz (5658 posts) -

Makes me wonder about the Mechwarrior reboot,  hope it's not disappointing.   On the other hand this game looks pretty fantastic.

#19 Posted by MisterMollusk (399 posts) -
@StarvingGamer: Agreed. I like me some mech warriorin'
#20 Posted by crusader8463 (14423 posts) -

Looks and sounds great, doubly so considering only nine guys made it, but the gameplay looks dull.

#21 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2415 posts) -

Don't think I want to play this, but I love that it's happening.

#22 Posted by TheYear20XX (426 posts) -

This looks a hell of a lot like Phantom Crash and that can only be a good thing.

#23 Edited by Toxin066 (3302 posts) -

Wasn't there a thread about this in the forums? Brad, you need search before you just got posting stuff.

#24 Posted by BadOrcLDR (178 posts) -

Looks amazing. 

#25 Posted by big_jon (5743 posts) -

I saw this before,looks amazing.

#26 Posted by JohnPaulVann (209 posts) -

Fuck this game looks awesome. Goes to show you that Clffy B's talk about the death of mid-level games was total bull-shit. Just the same as everything that son of a bitch says.

#27 Posted by Wes899 (2119 posts) -
@StarvingGamer said:
" We had the fighting game renaissance. Now we need a multiplayer mech shooter renaissance. "
#28 Posted by Agent47 (1900 posts) -

Wow...seriously?It can't possibly stay a PC exclusive?What are these people thinking?Now they are going to bankrupt themselves if they put all their effort into this.Which it seems.

#29 Posted by JJOR64 (19020 posts) -

#30 Posted by twelve1784 (114 posts) -

The audio is bananas

#31 Posted by heatDrive88 (2361 posts) -

Shit if they slapped a Mechwarrior license on this (if that even still exists somewhere), I'd be down diggity forever and I'd be satisfied. Hell, I'd be happy without it as well, but this looks so great it almost looks like it should have been a Mechwarrior game.    

#32 Posted by Skald (4369 posts) -

Dude, I like mechs.

#34 Posted by chickdigger802 (502 posts) -

Had my volume up a fair bit. I'm impressed. They got the sounds pretty good.

#35 Posted by MisterMouse (3560 posts) -

it looks pretty cool, and also for some odd reason refreshing when I am watching it.

#36 Posted by ribeye (411 posts) -

that looks awesome, looks like a new LAN party contender.  agree with the destructible environments, they're giant mechs they should be tearin' that shit up way more and knockin' chunks off, i like it

#37 Posted by ViciousAnchovy (765 posts) -

Every aspect of the mech design and movements and industrial sci-fi city design in this game appeals to me. I'm sold.

#38 Posted by tweetspot (166 posts) -

killzone 3 exo's on crack

#39 Posted by gzl5000 (164 posts) -
@xxNBxx said:
" The art style kind of reminds me of Akira "
Agreed!

Tetsuoooo!!!
#40 Posted by Seedofpower (3937 posts) -

Ooooo man im so getting this.

#41 Posted by MiniPato (2742 posts) -

Quick Look when it comes out?!

#42 Posted by spilledmilkfactory (1888 posts) -

9 guys?? That's seriously impressive. As someone who was majoring in game design but is now witching over to English, this actually makes me kind of regret the decision.. 

I was especially impressed by the high quality of the audio. Had my speakers up high for this and it didn't disappoint.  
#43 Posted by Enigma777 (6076 posts) -

Wow, that looks fucking crazy!

#44 Posted by SSully (4231 posts) -
@Dedodido said:
" @SSully said:
" I think it looks great. I would love if they got picked up by a bigger dev so this game could get better. I look forward to seeing the game when its finished.  "
Getting picked up by a big developer wouldn't neccesarily make it better, in fact it would probably make it worse. "
Just from my experience of multiplayer only indie games, very few ever do that well and end up being shells of what they could really be. I just think with the backing of say... epic they would get that extra boost to make this something special. I dont want a 100 person team on it, just someone to give them some help. 
#45 Posted by demontium (4710 posts) -

nah

#46 Posted by pastabot (22 posts) -

looks good

#47 Posted by Tebbit (4472 posts) -

I've been keeping tabs on this game for a while, day one purchase guaranteed!

#48 Posted by TheChaos (1158 posts) -

#49 Posted by kitsune_conundrum (1202 posts) -

gotta get my mechwarrior fix somehow

#50 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4936 posts) -

Looks good, but i would rather have that Mech Warrior game that was showed a few years back.

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