Brain in the Box has been working on an open-world multiplayer survival game called Voodoo for over a year now, and a comment that followed their receipt of the Modena Nerd Indie Award that piqued my interest. The Italian indie company’s CEO, Paolo Chiaramello, remarked, “We’ve decided to take a leap of faith, and we’re going to take that leap at Milan Games Week 2016.” Milan Games Week kicks off on October 14.
Back at Modena Nerd, the company revealed a few highlights that can be expected from the finished game:
- Colossi Known as the Izimu: Brain In The Box pays homage to Shadow of the Colossus with its godlike race of Izimu. This is clear enough if you watch the trailer or check out their devblog. However, it was only discovered at Modena Nerd that fans will be battling a lot more of those giants than expected.
- Prehistoric Engineering: Voodoo players are going to become civilization’s first engineers through a multifaceted crafting system. This includes the ability to combine material to make up to 8000 different weapons, as well as build infrastructure such as housing and booby-traps. Brain In The Box flashed a little concept art on these plans.
- Primal Fashion: In Voodoo, players begin the game stark naked with nothing but their wits. In fact, the nudity seems to have been a blow under the belt for some. However at Modena Nerd, Brain In The Box gave us a glimpse of what primal fashion will look like in the game. It’s safe to imagine that “clothing/nudity” at game start may be an adjustable censorship option.
The game is planned for release in early 2017, so while we wait to learn a bit more about it, you can feel free to check out their main website!