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Fortnite VGA 2011 Trailer (Epic's New IP) - [Epic: Like Minecraft, More Info]

Takao

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Trailer | Youtube Mirror

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So, here's a rundown of what we know about this game at the moment:

  • It combines survival horror (?) with tower defense like strategic gameplay
  • Build a fortress during the day by destroying other structures and scavenging parts, defend it and shoot zombies during the night
  • Third person gameplay
  • Multiplayer experience
  • Developed with Unreal Engine technology (not explicit mention of UE3, oddly)
  • More similar to Minecraft than the other games being mentioned
  • No publisher yet; trailer was apparently used to catch the eye of publishers, not only gamers, which explains...
  • Unclear on which platforms it'll release for
  • Unclear on what pricing model it'll use
  • Added: Teaser to attract publishers.
Sources: Forbes article, Lee Perry's Twitter

Anything else?
 

Aeana

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This game won't go over well with Epic's traditional audience, that's for sure.
 

AgentP

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I hope that it is a little DD game (tower defense?), it looked pretty lame.
 

GashPrex

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Love the look and concept - funny part is that if they had announced another shooter people would screaming "oh nos another dude bro shooter"
 

Chittagong

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Who is this aimed at? Too scary or kids, too kiddy for bros

Baffling Luigi's Mansion vibe
 

jax (old)

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.... .. ... .. . . .. . .

worst game reveal

underwhelmington

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seems like such a step back for EPIC.
 

Darkkn

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So gather resources and build a base at day to protect yourself from the creepers that surface at nighttime. Original! :p

Could be cool tho. Nice to see epic doing something different gfx wise this time.
 

KorrZ

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Really, really disappointed by this. When they first started hyping a brand new Epic IP I was expecting a little more than a tower defense or minecraft clone with a Tf2 art style. Hopefully this is just a little downloadable game and not their next big project because yeah.....
 

Xpliskin

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Guys, this probably won't take long to develop.

Epic is a big studio I am sure they are working on the next-next-gen, it's too early to announce anything atm. I think they're chilling with this new IP, training new staff,, ... etc.
 

dimb

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Minecraft didn't invent base building, or monsters coming out at night, or survival mode. More than that, it certainly doesn't do any of these well enough to dissuade other games from tackling these mechanics.
 

Himself

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Really, really disappointed by this. When they first started hyping a brand new Epic IP I was expecting a little more than a tower defense or minecraft clone with a Tf2 art style. Hopefully this is just a little downloadable game and not their next big project because yeah.....
Yeah it could have been way more ambitious like a third-person shooter or maybe even a first-person shooter.
 

Discotheque

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this sounds like it could be really fun. It's like a cartoony extension of their Horde mode with some more building elements in it. I hope the gears crowd eats it up
 

Qwomo

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Could be really cool, but I'm not sure I like the creature design.

Eager to see some gameplay.
 

WillyFive

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Minecraft didn't invent base building, or monsters coming out at night, or survival mode. More than that, it certainly doesn't do any of these well enough to dissuade other games from tackling these mechanics.
It still has to live up to Minecraft, which will be hard.