Witchfire Demo Reveals New In-Development Gameplay (VIDEO)
In 2017, game development studio The Astronauts announced their latest game Witchfire – a first-person shooter that takes place in a sinister, dark world encroached by witches. Players assume the role as the “punishing hand of the Church” to decimate all witches in their path. It’s been a couple years since Witchfire was first revealed and the team showed off a brand new demo for curious eyes, brandishing stellar textures, smoother movement, and more. Check it out:
In the previous demo release of Witchfire, The Astronauts could only spotlight a single melee and spell ability. A couple months later, there’s a whole lot more they want to show off. Highlighting four weapons, two light spells, six enemy types, three arenas, and a variety of head-up display changes that are still subject to change.
- Four weapons to choose from (three can be equipped): three types of Hand Cannons, one type of Bolt Action Rifle. We have more (like a shotgun) but not polished enough to put them in the demo.
- Two Light Spells to choose from, four Heavy Spells to choose from (the Light/Heavy nomenclature will most likely be changed in the future, but that’s what we use for the development).
- Six enemy types, including a boss.
- Three arenas (combat zones, basically).
- New HUD, new Attack Warning system, new Damage Indicator system. This cannot be stressed enough, but the HUD is not the final version and many elements can totally change, including the way your health and stamina are displayed, the font we use, etc. Maybe we will keep the minimap, maybe we won’t. You get the idea.
According to The Astronauts, the Witchfire demo lasts approximately 15 minutes, where players begin with a brief shore side exploration before setting off an alarm system that alerts waves of witches. From there on out, there will be numerous enemy encounters that will take “wits and bullets” to defeat.
The way the screen blurs when players dodge, the eerie sounds, and visual effects are stunning and impactful. Those looking for a challenging first-person shooter in a corrupt universe with a side of heebie jeebies, Witchfire looks like it’s shaping up to be a solid gem. For more on their new demo, check out the developer diaries right here.
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