GTFO is a 4 player co-op action/horror game that is still in Early Access. 10 Chambers Collective is the Swedish indie game developer behind GTFO. The studio formed in 2015 by nine former developers from the PAYDAY series of co-op shooters. After some closed beta sessions run by the game's developer, GTFO entered Early Access on Steam on December 9, 2019.
GTFO uses a system the developers have dubbed “The Rundown,” where the game is updated with new maps to keep the game as fresh as possible for the hardcore FPS shooter player base that 10 Chambers Collective is aiming for.
The game takes place in an underground facility called “the Complex.” The game is taking elements from the survival horror genre so being aware of ammo and other items plays a large role in each mission.
To get through the increasingly difficult complex the players, who are prisoners, will have to use communication, coordination, and cunning to solve the work orders “The Warden” has laid out for the players. Each work order includes objectives the players must work together to solve while working their way through the enemy infested rooms.
“GTFO is a very ambitious Early Access release. We’ve been developing the game for almost four years now - we finally want to put it in our community’s hands and let them join us in the journey to version 1.0. The Early Access phase will test the Rundown concept; different types of expeditions and challenges, how long should they last, how often we’re going to put out new ones, and so on. It will be a very exciting time for hardcore gamers that will have the chance to experience content that may never exist again”, said Ulf Andersson, founder of 10 Chambers Collective and the game designer behind the PAYDAY franchise.
GTFO Early Access is available on Steam for $34,99.
On March 31st, 2020 GTFO players got a huge update the developers titled “Infection.” This update included things like new levels, new enemies, and more. This update is making good on what 10 Chambers Collective calls the “Rundown.” This current “Rundown” which the developers have called “Rundown #002” has replaced the content from the original “Rundown #001” which the players have been enjoying since the game came out in Early Access.
The title “Infection” hints at the theme of this new “Rundown.” The update includes 10 new maps, new weapons, enemies, and work orders.
“The update will include 10 new maps in total but we’re trying out an exciting new feature as well, that we call Warden Restriction. When we release the update, it will have a number of the expeditions locked. When a certain number of people have completed the tiers that lead up to those expeditions, the locked ones will become accessible”, says Simon Viklund, co-founder of 10 Chambers. “We hope this will encourage even more help and engagement between our community members, which we have seen a lot of already - and we feel very grateful to have such a nice and friendly community!”