GTFO | PAX East 2020

OMG GTFO!!! There are survival games and then there is GTFO. GTFO provides a combination of puzzle-solving and advanced battle tactics. Yes, it resembles that of co-op shooters such as Left 4 Dead and Earthfall, but this requires more cerebral muscles. Communication is always key for these types of games. From my experience with GTFO, you have to use every bit of your resources, especially your team. Dedication of role is crucial as everyone needs to do their job. Get the proper gear and weapons to best assist the cause; escape. There are times as a gamer you want to try to pull a John Rambo but there is a high chance you will end up being a Leroy Jenkins instead. There is no get out of jail card, just pure instinctive survival.

It was cool to hear a tad bit of the background story, you play as prisoners who are on a death sentence. Fight for the cause given or die. Think Suicide Squad but less DC and more brains. The story is uncovered throughout the playthrough of the game. Per conversation with Oscar Holm of the 10 Chambers Collective dev team, the team was inspired by Ridley Scott’s Alien and other movies they grew up with. I personally can’t wait to see what other influences can be identified in the make-up.

The game looks amazing! It is an art. It’s great to appreciate the visuals and lighting not only as a bystander but as a player as well. I feel as if the developers made the pace of the game slow to appreciate such details of the game. There is a need to experience the game a few times to expedite the set up at the beginning menu, once you familiarize yourself with what is what, the setup phase should go by faster. It was one of the biggest challenges I saw people were having in the demo. It comes within the territory of the game being so dark. Not only with the visuals but with that of the unknown. We as humans fear the dark because beyond our eyes is the unknown. When put in a situation in which you don’t know what you are doing or where you are going, it is hard to decide what to use. Within the darkness, there is more darkness but what is important to remember is you’re not alone. Work together or die together!

Official Sites: GTFO
10 Chambers Collective
Steam Early Access

Juan was raised in a place where dysfunctional urban youth tainted the lives of those who were exposed to the drugs and the gunfire that lit the streets. In order to survive, he kept himself barricaded in his room, in the trenches of Nintendo and Sega. It’s how his passion developed for gaming and how the creative imagination took the driver’s seat. Gaming is an escape from the struggles of life and to express frustration. Just because you gain responsibilities as time progresses doesn’t mean you have to let go of gaming. Just adapt and evolve it to best suit your lifestyle and embrace the adventures that being a gamer brings. Stay posted and see what the product of the GAMING EVOLUTION can do.

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