Manchester, U.K. (Aug. 19, 2021) – Developer Phigames and publisher Dear Villagers (ScourgeBringer, The Forgotten City) have today released their long-awaited hack’n shoot ‘em up Recompile on PC (via Steam), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and Game Pass.
Recompile features stunning visuals, intense combat, tight 3D platforming, and an environmental logic-based hacking mechanic. World obstacles include intelligent enemies and intricate environmental circuitry, and both require the mastery of new abilities such as time dilation and jetpack flight.
The game has multiple endings based on the player’s actions; they can repair systems, restore lost data, hack or destroy enemies, all whilst uncovering the truth about the Hypervisor and the original purpose of the Mainframe.
The story, written by narrative designer Faye Simms, explores themes like machine sentience and the nature of choice. The player is a rogue piece of semi-sentient code, trapped in the Mainframe – a sprawling digital wasteland run by the Hypervisor; a homicidal AI dead-set on deleting trespassers.
- Cutting edge visuals bring the high-concept supercomputer setting to life
- Metroidvania progression combined with non-linear exploration and gameplay
- A range of futuristic weapons and super-powered abilities, including jetpack flight
- Multiple endings depending on player actions
- Hack through environmental circuitry, logic gates & even enemies
- Face colossal entities blocking the path to freedom
- Reactive soundtrack of blistering electro
The game is priced at $24.99 on console and $19.99 on PC.
About Dear Villagers
Dear Villagers is Plug In Digital’s publishing label. It’s a warm-hearted invitation to join us in the little unusual neighborhood we are building within the gaming industry, a place where talented studios can unleash their creativity and where players enjoy distinctive and audacious games on PC and consoles, such as Edge of Eternity, ScourgeBringer, and Recompile.
Phigames is a self-described ‘micro studio’ based in Manchester, UK, consisting of coder Phi Dinh, animator James Vincent Marshall, and sound designer Richard Evans. Their previous games include procedural physics-based fantasy roguelike Tinykeep and pixel platformer Nuclear Autumn. Currently the team is working on the 3D Metroidvania-inspired hacking adventure Recompile that is coming to PC (via Steam), PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X (including Game Pass) on 19th August.