Indie game studio ENDROAD has released today Fallback, their 2.5D rogue-like action platformer with jet-packing heroes.
The story of Fallback follows a group of rebels trying to escape the underworld and bring humanity back to the long-abandoned surface world. Humanity had retreated, after a cataclysmic event, to the safety of the underground to an enormous bunker constructed by the Vesta corporation. To ensure the survival and care of humanity’s remnants, Vesta stocked the bunker with robotic caretakers.
Jumping forward several hundred years to the present, the remaining human population desires to return home. Taking with them is a bioengineered plant that promises to bring life back to the surface. However, the robotic guardians are determined to keep the humans under lock and key. Now a scrappy group of rebels have come forth with Vesta branded swords and jetpacks to fight for their right to claim the surface once more.
In Fallback players guide their jet-pack equipped hero through a danger-filled underground complex. Along their journey back to the Earth’s surface players will battle sinister robot guardians. Navigating through the procedurally generated Escher-esque shifts the world perspective where the camera creates a unique 2.5D feel and style.
We are excited to introduce players to the exciting world of Fallback. We hope everyone will be impressed by our gorgeous level designs and the unique camera system. Fallback will not only challenge players’ platforming skills but keep them coming back for more with extensive character upgrades and challenges.Florian Le Gouriellec, Co-Founder of ENDROAD
There are over 50 unlockable skills for the warriors of humanity. A deep and persistent skill tree allows players the incentive to die and comeback stronger with limited per-run upgrades. Players will be able to create their own unique characters which they will use to face off against the metal minions who want to keep them underground and oppressed. Using their handy jetpack and sword players can leap, dodge, boost, blast, hack, slash, and destroy their metal oppressors.
ENDROAD (@endroad_team Twitter) is an independent game studio founded in the French town of Nantes by five former Ubisoft and Amplitude Studios veterans. The team’s goal is to turn brave, daring, and innovative ideas into entertaining games that immerse players in the lives and worlds of their characters along with embodying the ideals of liberty, independence, and innovation. Fallback is the studio’s first title.