Paranautical Activity is an unusual FPS shooter with roguelike elements and graphic design based on woksel technology. The game is created by an independent, two-person studio Code Avarice. The title was created with the support of Kickster users and was initially released only on the PC Windows platform (in the Steam Early Access program). A year and a half after the release of the final version, the game was also released on the eighth generation consoles.
In terms of mechanics, Paranautical Activity is a typical FPS shooter, inspired by such classics as Doom or Quake. In the course of the game we mainly deal with the elimination of further opponents (more than 40 types) and the fight with demanding bosses, and the whole thing is very dynamic, which requires a lot of reflex and manual skills from the player. The game is varied by the treasure rooms hidden on maps, as well as shops where we can buy first-aid kits, armour and better armour. The production of Code Avarice studio stands out from the majority of the shooting genre representatives, however, with elements of roguelike, taken from such games as The Binding of Isaac or Spelunky. Each level of the game (as well as the distribution of opponents) is generated entirely procedurally, and the hero's death is always final and means that you have to start playing from the beginning.
Paranautical Activity is for single player mode only and does not offer any possibility of multiplayer competition.
The distinguishing feature of Paranautical Activity on the Switch, PC, etc. platform is a three-dimensional, entirely based on woksels, resembling Minecraft or Cube World. Dynamic gameplay is accompanied by an equally energetic, dubstep soundtrack.
An important curiosity may be the fact that shortly after its PC premiere Paranautical Activity was withdrawn from sale on the Steam platform, as a result of quite radical statements by one of the creators. Annoyed by the errors in the description of his game and the incompetence of Steam's employees, he launched a kind of hatred campaign in social media, in which he even went as far as to threaten Gabe Newell himself with death. The compromise with the largest digital distribution platform was achieved only after the rights to the title were sold to its current publisher, Digerati Distibution. The game returned to Steam on February 12, 2015 in an improved version of Atonement Edition, containing previously unavailable content.
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PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB, 300 MB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10