I always love a small game from an independent studio and there’s always something fresh to find when you actually take a look. It’s so easy to constantly buy your games at the local store and forgetting about the smaller titles coming out on platforms such as; Steam, WiiWare, XBLA and others. Plain Sight from Beatnik Games is one such indie game that straight after watching the trailer I wanted to buy it.
The developers describe Plain Sight as a ‘multiplayer arcade game about suicidal ninja robots’, I don’t know about you but that alone is getting me excited already.
Plain Sight puts you in control of one of the Suicidal Ninja Robot’s just mentioned and instantly gets you jumping around a large 3D planetoid in a online competition against up to 19 other people. Think Tron meets Mario Galaxy and you’ll only be 25% of the way there. Your task is to score enough points to win by killing your opponents and strangely after you’ve absorbed enough of their energy you need to deliberately kill yourself to bank your points. All the while your foes are trying to do the same to you; so keep moving.
Key features include:
- 13 multiplayer maps
- Battle up to 20 players
- 5 self-destructive gameplay modes
- In-game power-ups
- 30 different robot upgrades to spend your experience points on
- Perfect your skills against AI ninja robots in the offline practice mode
- Dedicated server software included free
The release date for Plain Sight on PC is March 22nd but the developers will be bringing the game to PS3 and Wii later on this year as well.