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Housemarque’s Alienation gets new screens and details

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I’ve got a lot of love for Housemarque, after they went ahead and created easily my favourite console launch game of all time, Resogun. There was something magical about that game, and I’m hoping to see some of it in their follow-up title, Alienation. And it’s a game with a bunch of new details and screenshots.

“One of the main draw to Alienation from a developer’s perspective is the challenge of creating an excellent multiplayer dynamic,” Housemarques Mikael Haveri said on the PS Blog of the upcoming war for it all between mankind and a lethal invading army of aliens.

Since the game features three main character classes, plenty of loot, and a ton of weapon customizations, the number of different team setups is astronomical. The first reaction to seeing the gameplay footage might feel a bit like confetti shot from a minigun (we like explosions), but the game actually relies heavily on tactical teamwork amidst of all the chaos.

So how do you defeat an army of invaders who want to turn the planet into a massive parking lot to sell to space-China? Simple, you beat them with my grandfather’s braaing tips. “Napalm. Lots and lots of napalm” is what grandaddy D would say before we dumped him back at his retirement village, never reflecting on how his need for superior firepower would reflect one day in an upcoming video game. We should have listened, dammit. “Our Allied Forces have come across violent specimens ranging from human-like foot soldiers to extraterrestrial flesh mountains, and while they are spreading across all corners of the earth, their focus is clearly to gather at strategic military locations away from populated areas,” Haveri said.

We’ve met them in all weather conditions and even in the darkest winter nights the hostiles do not relent for a second. The only way to defeat the enemy is with uncanny tactics combined with superior firepower. Customizing your character layouts will give you and your team a distinct advantage over the beasts from beyond. Many soldiers have returned from the field in a body bag after heading out with too much confidence.

The run-and-gun strategy will get you a few victories, but it will not win the war. Coordination and building trust with your teammates will ultimately be the difference between life and death. This trial will not be an easy one, but let’s make sure that the slimebags know that they have come to the wrong planet.

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Last Updated: April 17, 2015


  1. Wow, that’s not what I expected from an online game called Alienation at all. I thought it would be about rejecting & mocking people different to yourself & your group of friends.


    • Admiral Chief asked for this

      April 17, 2015 at 07:41

      …and looting foreign shops


      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        April 17, 2015 at 08:14

        It’s not looting, it’s emergency shopping. They’ll come back & pay later.


    • RinceThis

      April 17, 2015 at 08:19

      You wouldn’t do that to a ginger would ya?


      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        April 17, 2015 at 08:35

        Of course not, I said people. 😀


  2. Admiral Chief asked for this

    April 17, 2015 at 07:42



    • Geoffrey Tim

      April 17, 2015 at 08:22



      • Admiral Chief asked for this

        April 17, 2015 at 09:22

        Oh, the indiestation, gottit


  3. Blood Emperor Trevor

    April 17, 2015 at 07:43

    Wouldn’t grandaddy D be… grandad-D?


  4. justlikemo

    April 17, 2015 at 07:51

    Nice game for PS4, like the over head shooters from time to time like alien breed, the video on their website does not do it justice, pics are still better quality:



  5. Skyblue

    April 17, 2015 at 08:00

    Just shut up! You had me at “Housemarque”!


  6. Tbone187

    April 17, 2015 at 13:17

    The soldier in the header looks bandy. 🙂


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