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Kiev, Ukraine - The small team at Sumom Games make a strong debut after being laid off from their previous jobs, as they're now proving with the first alpha demo of 2D space shooter, Humans Must Answer.
After losing their jobs as testers/QA (and game designers on occasion) when GSC Game World were forced to postpone development on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, Denis Matveenko and Eugeny Yatsuk looked towards the brighter side of the situation and jumped on the chance to make their own breed of games.
As such, in late 2011 they formed Sumom Games with an aspiration to create interesting, challenging and original games that combine elements from their favourite genres. Having to teach themselves programming almost from scratch, the two of them set out to make their debut game within a genre they loved dearly - the sidescrolling shooter.
Eugeny Yatsuk, Co-Founder of Sumom Games says:
"Knowing that we were going to be laid off, we prepared by starting to make our own game and teaching ourselves how to program. We were happy to do so as we didn't want to be cogs in the mechanism any more, but to oversee and work on every aspect of a game. It was difficult for us to take this step when we previously had a job with a salary and all. It was quite scary actually, but the GSC layoffs provided the impulse that pushed us to start doing what we really wanted to do."
A year of hard work later and Humans Must Answer has an alpha demo which has been submitted to IGF 2012 and is available for players to upvote on Steam Greenlight. Currently, the demo is only available to the press with a public demo coming later on in development.
You play as the pilot on board a Scout ship called The Golden Eagle, which is manned by a crew of intelligent and dangerous chickens. After discovering the Solar System in which we humans reside, they attempt to establish contact but are surprised when the only answer is hostile.
So starts their explosive trip towards their goal, the Sun, along which they'll meet the peculiarities of this bizarre future and show no mercy to the fleets of humans and robots that dare stand in their way.
Humans Must Answer has an emphasis on evading dangers, hidden bonuses, epic boss fights and a deep upgrade and points system. Placing temporary turrets and experimenting with different weapons is a must to pass through the most dangerous planetary defences.
Humans Must Answer will be released in 2013 for Windows PCs.
- Eye popping explosions and a spectacular destruction system
- Combine weapons to devastating effect and deploy drone turrets
- Subtle and surprising narrative that is integrated into the gameplay
- Shop with a large number of upgrades for the ship and weapons
- Tough boss battles that require thought as well as quick reactions
- Secrets to discover and hidden eggs to collect but often at a risk
Sumom Games is a small independent game studio based in Kiev, Ukraine. It was founded by Denis Matveenko and Eugeny Yatsuk in 2011. Our creative team consists of those with work experience in large companies over well-known projects such as the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series and Xenus II: White Gold. Our goal is to create interesting, challenging and original games that combine elements from different genres. Humans Must Answer is our first project.
Greenlight Page: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=102856657
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