Ovid Works and Awaken Realms have announced Nemesis: Distress
, the new video game adaptation of the latter’s popular board game, Nemesis. Check out the announcement teaser video above, and a few screenshots in the gallery below.
Nemesis: Distress is a first-person horror multiplayer game in which players select one of a number of asymmetric character classes who each have their own unique skills. Each player is trying to accomplish their own secret objective, and the game goals change each time you play one of the 40-minute matches. But other players aren’t the only threat aboard the spaceship; “ever-evolving Intruders” add a PvE element as well. You can interfere with other players by setting fires, closing doors in their faces, spreading false information, and more.
At the beginning of the match you’ll choose a randomly drawn secret objective, such as killing other players, redirecting the ship safely to Mars, or destroying the Intruders’s nest. And if you’re eager for more of the Nemesis board game, a crowdfunding campaign for Nemesis Lockdown, a standalone expansion, launches on Kickstarter tomorrow. Awaken Realms says that “[Kickstarter] backers supporting Nemesis Lockdown and choosing the Digital pledge will be able to purchase Nemesis: Distress for the reduced price of $15. And if they decide to support the full board game, then they’ll get Nemesis: Distress for free!”
Distress can be wishlisted now on Steam. In the meantime, don’t miss IGN’s regularly updated list of best horror games, and since Nemesis is based on a board game, check out our list of best board games as well.
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