Hello from Housemarque! We have a few new updates on our next top-down shooter, Nex Machina.
We’re announcing three new things: the season structure, challenges, and replay mode.
On top of the core game experience such as standard arcade and level modes, we want to create a more competitive environment for our players to interact in.
Lasting a specific amount of time (weeks or months), during the seasons you have an option to gain Ranks, Experience Points, and Season Coins — and compete against your friends on the leaderboards. Seasons also have their own set of different challenges for making your gameplay experience a lot more skill-based and long-lasting.
Nex Machina has been structured so that all of the defining parameters of gameplay are listed in these so called game rules, which then will be mixed and matched to create slightly different game experiences.
One example is the game speed, which can be adjusted to be twice as fast to really test how long you can survive — or you could have a challenge with enemy revenge bullets meaning that all the enemies would start spawning those, adding a new layer of reactive gameplay.
Replay mode has been built into the game mainly for the community, allowing you to see other players runs and learn what makes them so good, which techniques they are using, and how do they approach and address difficult but rewarding situations.
All of the leaderboard entries are effectively recorded, which means it’s possible to enter the leaderboards, select an entry, and watch the replay.
We are quite proud that Nex Machina is a very demanding game since it requires a lot of skillful playing. There are a lot of secrets, a lot of things to uncover, and a lot of depth in the scoring system.
Because of all of these layers you could otherwise end up with a lot of unanswered questions, but instead of having players search for answers online, we’d really like to encourage the extension of the experience to be integrated into the game.
So look forward to playing the next shooter from Housemarque this Summer!