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First person superhero sim, Megaton Rainfall, coming to PS4 and PS VR

Featuring unprecedented freedom of movement and scale of destruction

Hi there, I’m Alfonso del Cerro, Spanish indie game developer, and I’ve been working for three years on the superhero game of my dreams: Megaton Rainfall.

I have always enjoyed superhero movies. Ever since I saw Richard Donner’s Superman 1 and 2 when I was a child, I have always waited for a game that would give me absolute freedom of movement. A game that would allow me to fly from New York to Paris at supersonic speed, fly out of the atmosphere, and engage enemies in real-size cities in epic firefights producing massive collateral damage. Like in the movies.

Many years passed and my dream game had not appeared, so I was compelled to make it myself!

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Yes, there are cool superhero games out there like Batman and Spiderman, but the action is mainly beat’ em up style, and the landscapes are limited to one city. In Megaton Rainfall the playground is an entire real-sized Earth, featuring procedurally-generated cities and terrain.

You control an interdimensional, indestructible super being, and your goal is to stop an alien invasion by shooting energy blasts. You can’t die… But the cities have life bars, and if you let the aliens destroy them, you lose! You also lose if you unintentionally kill too many humans, because every time you miss your target you can make a skyscraper collapse! And that’s just with your first weapon; you will acquire more superpowers throughout the game.

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To turn that vision into reality, a lot of custom technology has been implemented, from the seamless, planet-scale rendering to the full destructibility of every building you see on the horizon. Not to mention the even crazier events that will take place later in the game.

I know what you’re thinking: isn’t this a bit too ambitious for a small indie team? Not at all! That’s why I’m also adding VR compatibility to the mix, thanks to the PlayStation VR device. People who have played the VR version of Megaton Rainfall at GDC, EGX and MGW loved the sense of speed and scale that the game conveys. They also liked the innovative concept, so different from your standard superhero game. So I hope you PlayStation fans also enjoy my game when I release it next year.

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Sounds very ambitious, but looks like it could be good fun.

yeah… I known it’s the same old song every month…. but… pleeeeeease….. when you will show the igc game list for november?

sorry to annoy and offtopic…. but… the hype it’s high…

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Post it on an actual relevant thread. This is a developer post and he isn’t going to know.

StevenJamesHyde 28 October, 2015 @ 14:32
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Tomorrow. Chris is replying to questions on the store update even as we speak!

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This looks amazing. The amount of destruction is crazy.

Playstation VR is where its at. :)

DLC Wishlist: I want to play as the aliens. I want to cause that destruction too :)

I’ve been looking forward to this game all year. Didn’t expect VR support, so reading about it this week has me itching to try it even more. First-person free roaming flight with a virtual reality headset alone is exciting, let alone the entire superhero angle.

Can’t wait!

please let there be a mode where you can just smash everything. ^_^

And here I was hoping for a VR window cleaning game.

Ah, fun times.

Sold! Depending on price and availability of pennies, I want this on release. It seems interesting and, at points in the trailer, impacting. The mention of further powers throughout the game bodes well. Are you perhaps able to disclose whether there will be customisation of the combination of powers or whether it’s more of a matter of unlocking your full repertoire of set abilities?

Given that it’s PSVR, this looks literally awesome. Considering its art direction and that you’re an indie developer, it looks as though it would lend itself well to an abstract form of storytelling and expression akin to Flower, Linger In Shadows, or Shadow of the Colossus. May I ask the kind of storytelling direction you’re taking with this?

Kinky_Friedman 29 October, 2015 @ 11:58
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EDF destruction on another level? Hokay then!

why dont developers show actual ingame footage in the trailers whats the point in a trailer with no ingame play

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