Hey PlayStation fans! Andreas Firnigl here from Nosebleed Interactive – the folks who brought you The Hungry Horde for PS Vita. It’s been a while since I was last on here because we’ve been working super hard for the last two-and-a-half years to bring you a brand new game.
I’m mega excited to finally be able to announce Vostok Inc. which, with the help of BadLand Games, we’re bringing to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
Before I tell you about the game let me share a frustration with you: I’m a fairly typical hardcore gamer. I’ll be sitting on the sofa playing on the PS4 when my wife or daughter asks to switch over to something different they can play or to stick on Netflix. So, we put something else on, and, being a fidgety kind of guy, I pull out my mobile or PS Vita and start playing something on that. But, I end up frustrated.
I’m not really playing the game, because I’m distracted by what’s on the TV, and I’m not really concentrating on what’s on the TV because I’m trying to play the game. I’m stuck in this frustrating middle ground where I’m not getting much out of either.
With Vostok Inc. we’re trying to create a game you can enjoy in a lot of different ways by enabling you to play on your PS4 and whilst on the go with the PS Vita.
In Vostok Inc. you take the role of a corrupt, narcissistic yuppie set to make as much money as humanly possible. At its heart it’s a laser-focused twin stick shooter which will hopefully conjure memories of bullet hell arcades, but we’re all about empowering the player and making them feel like a total badass.
It’s been balanced to be accessible and pick up and play and we’ve included a huge amount of ship and weapon customisations and upgrades.
You’ll encounter a variety of different alien races, each with their own agenda, and with assets ready for “liquidation.” Each dead enemy, defeated boss, and vanquished environmental hazard drops loot, making every encounter a ripe business opportunity.
But twin stick shooting is only half of the experience. If you’ve ever played an idle game you’ll know how compelling they can be, and if you haven’t… well… prepare to get hooked.
As you travel the galaxy you’ll be exploring more than 40 planets across six different solar systems. You can land on each and begin colonisation, building factories and raking in the big bucks.
You’ll start automatically generating moolah, leaving you free to go prepare dinner, watch that new episode of House of Cards, or share some quality time with your loved ones, while the game carries on racking up moolah for you.
If you played our first game, you’ll know we’re big fans of games within games and Vostok Inc. is no different. While I don’t want to give away too much right now, we’ve jammed Vostok Inc . with even more content and unlockables than we did the Hungry Horde. Mini-games, racing, virtual pets, hundreds of objectives, an adaptive audio system, full platinum Trophy support… you get the picture: a lot of content!
One very cool feature I’d like to talk about is cross save. You’ll be able to transfer your save between PS4 and PS Vita effortlessly via the cloud, meaning you can have a sit down session on PS4, hit cloud save, pull out your PS Vita and carry on, on the train to work, then get to work and just leave your PS Vita generating cash for you. Neat huh!
And excitingly you won’t need to wait. Vostok Inc is out on the store RIGHT NOW for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita will follow very soon. You can grab it here.