The Hong Kong Massacre is the debut project of a small (consisting of two people) Swedish studio VRESKI. Its roots go back to 2014, when the creators presented the first prototype of the title. The production process lasted another four years.
The action of The Hong Kong Massacre takes place in the eponymous city, where for many years there has been an escalating triad war, in which the player takes part. The title tries to recreate the brutality of the Chinese mafia. Executions, bloody scores, illegal trade and shooting with the police are just the tip of the iceberg. The whole thing is kept in the atmosphere of dark, eastern sensational films, such as Lat Sau San Taam or John Woo's The Killer.
The creators of The Hong Kong Massacre do not hide the fact that when conceptualizing the game, they were inspired by such titles as Max Payne and Hotline Miami. The player's task is to wade through different levels, observed from a top-down perspective. They are filled with armed enemies. The key to success is to quickly eliminate opponents and avoid bullets. The former is helped by a wide range of weapons, from guns (as befits Maks Payne's follower, you can shoot from two simultaniously) to automatic rifles and rifles; the latter is made possible by efficient movement (jumping over obstacles, windows, roofs or throwing on the ground with simultaneous fire) and the ability to turn on time slowdown. Bullet-time is a key mechanism in The Hong Kong Massacre. It is the only way to get through more difficult boards.
The Hong Kong Massacre runs on the Unity engine. The audiovisual setting is supposed to best reflect the atmosphere of Hong Kong and the brutal story of the triad war. The whole is therefore dark; the omnipresent darkness is lightened by bright neon lights, which creates an extraordinary atmosphere of noir. In order to convey the pleasure of shooting, the creators have made sure that the environment is as destructible as possible.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460 or better, 4 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit