Brink is an upcoming first-person shooter video game developed by Splash Damage and inspired by the Seasteading movement, scheduled for release during Q1 2012. It offers team-based multiplayer missions with authored narratives, persistent player characters and an approachable nature. It is also developer Splash Damage’s first original title, as past titles were part of franchises.
In Brink, two sides, “Resistance” and “Security”, fight in the previously utopian city known as The Ark, a floating city surrounded by the waters of a flooded Earth. The Ark was designed as a prototype of a perfect city, with renewable resources and no pollution, large enough to support 5,000 residents. However, due to many refugees entering the city from other parts of the world, its population has grown to 50,000, meaning there are not enough resources to go around – resulting in the city being on the brink (hence the name of the game) of a civil war.
Brink gameplay video
4 Class Types
The game features four class types, each with different traits and abilities, designed to promote teamwork. The first class, Soldier, can resupply teammates with ammo and carries high explosives to destroy key targets. The second class, Engineer, can buff their teammates’ weapons and can also place turrets at strategic locations. The third class, Medic, heals downed teammates and can also buff their allies’ health.
The fourth class, the Operative, can hack objectives and perform acts of sabotage. Operatives can interrogate downed opponents to provide intel on enemy locations or disguise themselves and operate as one of the enemy.
While in gameplay, both multiplayer and campaign, the player can bring up a “wheel” of sorts providing various objectives to fulfill. Each of these objectives give a specific amount of experience. The available missions are produced by the Squad Commander system based upon the player’s specific position on the map, his relative skill, current progress in the overall mission, and a wide variety of factors.
Release date: Brink is due to be released later 2011
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