The first game from independent
developer Recoil Games is out on PSN today. Rochard is the mysterious tale of a
space trucker, his sweet hat, and his mighty gravity-defying G-Lifter that he
uses to solve puzzles and battle space enemies. Along with the release, Sony
and Recoil Games have put together a launch trailer to give you an idea of what
the game is all about.
has the feel of a much sillier Shadow Complex — one that isn't afraid to add
some goofy aliens and make fun of its own science fiction roots. Now that the
game is out, there's plenty of time for space-jokes, but for a while during
development the Rochard’s future was uncertain.
“During development, we’ve been close to insolvency after the financial
crisis of 2008, we’ve had technological setbacks that have resulted in us
rebuilding content that we had already signed off on and
even had to switch offices during a critical phase of production due to some
manner of mold infestation hell-bent on sidelining Rochard,” explains Recoil
Games in a post on the game’s official site.
It isn't easy being an indie developer. Read our review – and if you want to
try out Recoil's inaugural effort, you can download Rochard on PSN for $9.99.
Sep 28, 2011