developer: Wolfire Games
publisher : Wolfire Games
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Overgrowth for PC is an unusual third-person perspective action game developed by American studio Wolfire Games. The studio was founded by David Rosen, who was frequently awarded in uDevGames competition as the best Mac OS X programmer. The game is a story and technological expansion of the first game of the Lugaru studio, which was released in 2005 on PC and Mac.
Overgrowth takes place in Medieval, dystopian world consumed by anarchy and lawlessness. This universe is inhabited by unusual, anthropomorphic warriors like rabbits, wolves, dogs, cats and rats. The game takes place a few years after the events depicted in Lugaru. Turner, the main protagonist, killed the evil, corrupted king and was made the new ruler. However, he refuses to sit on the throne. Instead, he starts a new journey in order to fix the world.
While exploring the world of Overgrowth for PC, the protagonist will face various enemies. The battles feature a special, unusual combat system based on cautious attacks, rolls and high mobility of the character. Turner can use various melee weapons and reflect enemy attacks. Taking advantage of the surroundings is an important aspect of the game as well. For example, the protagonist can use a branch from a tree to defend himself or he can pass a river in order to escape wolves that are tracking him.
The game was announced in September 2008. Its development took so much time because the developers were improving their technology called Phoenix Engine. It features detailed physics-based animation, thanks to which running, jumping and rolling is very fluent. The animations depend on circumstances, shape of the terrain, mood and even the personality of the protagonist. Weather can also impact the surroundings – for example, sunlight makes the trees grow faster.
Graphics feature 2048x2048 resolution of textures and realistic, dynamical lighting. The soundtrack was composed by Mikko Tarmia, the creator of music for Amnesia and Penumbra. The game fully supports mods, enabling the players to expand and co-create the game. In addition to traditional story campaign, the title also features online versus mode for two players.
Expectations: 9.3 / 10 calculated out of 109 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 GT or better, 7 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10