Fray, new sci-fi based RTS in development
- By: Rich
- Posted 9th Feb 2011
The French game developer, Brain Candy, have today revealed that they are working on a new sci-fi real time strategy titled Fray which will be released sometime in 2011 for PC and Mac.
What sets Fray apart from many other turn based games is that it eliminates the waiting involved by introducing simultaneous play.
Fray is a gritty sci-fi game set in 2098, a world where civil society is on the brink of collapse. Three mega-corporations vie for control of the Earth and its remaining resources. In a world where most human interaction is confined to cyberspace, mankind has created a variety of virtual reality modules in which to escape the harsh realities of life and experience the full range of human emotions once known by generations past. Some modules are created for human enjoyment while others have been created to serve more devious purposes. One of the most pivotal virtual environments is the combat module, Fray.
Players will enter Fray with a squad of four characters, each with their own specialties. Outfit your squad with a variety of weapons, items and abilities to prepare them for combat. Once inside, Fray is played in turns, where all players choose their actions simultaneously. When actions are chosen, or the timer has run out, the action then plays out in real time cinematic fashion with dynamic camera angles. By virtue of the simultaneous action selection system, the delay and frustration of most turn-based strategy games has been eliminated.
Here is the first batch of concept art for the game released by the studio today.