It seems that almost every day a new ‘retro-inspired’ single-player FPS game is announced. Many fall by the wayside, but some appear to offer something different. Kvark, from Latest Past and Perun Creative, is one such title. While citing the likes of Duke Nukem 3D and Wolfenstein 3D as its influences, the appearance is certainly more on the side of Quake.
Kvark Story Details
It’s the late 80s in the Post-Soviet Czech Republic. Times are tough. People are struggling to find a job that pays well enough to put food on the table. So when a job opportunity arrives to start working for Kvark – a pure nuclear energy company looking for miners to work in the uranium mines – you don’t think twice. It’s hard. It’s dangerous. And yet, thanks to Kvark’s sophisticated propaganda, there are countless applicants for such demanding work. So you are overjoyed when, finally, after a successful interview, you are taken underground as a new employee.
The recruitment went well, but the happy thrill didn’t last. It quickly turned into fear upon waking up alone, locked in a dark cell. The last thing you remember is the onboarding at reception. Now you are awakened by the sound of nearby explosions and shouting. Confused by not only the surrounding chaos, but also the drastic change in surroundings, you struggle to grasp the situation. All the cells are open and those once locked within are long gone. Seems like you’re the last prisoner in this terrifying facility.
How did you end up in this mess? Why did everybody escape? What the hell is going on? Those are but a few questions ringing in your head louder than the sirens and emergency calls around you.
Kvark is a retro-inspired FPS that is born out of a love for the genre. Developed on Unreal Engine 5, with modern solutions such as rendering techniques and adaptive audio, the game should make all who still remember late nights spent playing these classics feel right at home.
Players will engage in fact-paced fights with a huge variety of weapons. Wrenches, grenades, bazookas and the EK-48, amongst others. Of course, you’ll need to use these to go up against a diverse cast of bad guys. Enemies will require different tactics and weapons: think fast, die last.
All of this action will take place in levels that, according to the developers, will reward players with a plethora of Easter Eggs, additional perks and Achievements.
Kvark Teaser Trailer
Kvark will launch on PC initially. The game will also come to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch. No official release dates have yet been announced.
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