developer: Stormling Studios
publisher: Iceberg Interactive
Game mode: single player
Transient is a first-person adventure game with horror elements. The action is set in a rather unusual, dystopian universe, combining a cyberpunk convention with themes inspired by the dark prose of H.P. Lovecraft. The game was developed by Stormling Studios, formerly known as Zoetrope Interactive (they have created Conarium and Darkness Within series), and published by Iceberg Interactive.
The action of the game takes place in a distant, post-apocalyptic future. The remains of the human race have taken refuge in a citadel known as Doomed City Providence. The player takes on the role of a hacker by the name of Randolph Carter, who accidentally learn a terrifying secret that can completely change his approach to the world and even drive him on a path of madness.
In Transient, players observe the action from the eyes of the hero (the FPP perspective). The gameplay consists mainly of exploring the locations and gradually discovering the plot prepared by the developers. Additionally, one can search for various kinds of secrets and easter eggs scattered around locations.
An interesting idea that can be found in the game is the possibility to travel between the real world and artificially created places. Importantly, the boundary between the two can be extremely flexible. It is not always easy to find out where the real reality begins.
In Transient one can only play alone. The creators have not prepared any multiplayer mode.
Transient offers three-dimensional visuals based on Unreal Engine 4. Both the locations and the character models have a high level of detail. The game is maintained in a futuristic style with inspirations from the science fiction genre. The game is accompanied by an atmospheric soundtrack.
PC / Windows
- Intel Core i3-4160 3.6 GHz
- 6 GB RAM
- graphic card 1.5 GB GeForce GTX 480 / 2 GB Radeon HD 5850 or better
- 15 GB HDD
- Windows 7 64-bit
- Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5 GHz / AMD FX-9370 4.4 GHz
- 8 GB RAM
- graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 960 / Radeon R7 370 or better
- 15 GB HDD
- Windows 7/8/10 64-bit