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Formats: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC
Developer: NerdRage Studios
Release Date: 2019/2020
One of the great things about indie games is that you never know what you’re going to get, and as we sat down to talk to developer James Stone all we had to go on for the game was some ambiguous-looking sci-fi artwork and the fact that it was heavily influenced by his love of both Dark Souls and old Amiga games. Which translates into a sort of cross between Alien Breed and Dead Space.
Xenosis uses an unusual mix of graphic styles with purposefully low resolution textures that make the game look almost like a SNES Mode 7 game. Most of the objects are actual 3D models though and this contrasts with some excellent high-tech lighting and smoke effects. Both are of Stone’s own making, with the lighting apparently owing much to his background in photography (and obvious love for old James Cameron movies).