Indie game development studio Flightless has released its new game "Doomsday Vault," where players take on the challenge of rescuing Earth's previous plants in a colorful and relaxing platformer.

Doomsday Vault is now available on PC and Mac via the Epic Game Store and on Steam and Nintendo Switch. Players control a robotic armor that looks like a cross between a Big Daddy from Bioshock and EVE from Wall-E. After a climate collapse event, they explore a ravaged Earth — cracked and damaged cityscapes, waterlogged locations, and abandoned facilities.

Rescue Plant Seeds in Doomsday Vault
(Photo : Flightless/ Forty Seven)

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Explore A Brightly-Colored Post-Climate Collapse Earth

The game allows players to explore a post-climate collapse Earth in order to find seeds from various plant species, which they then return to the safety of the titular Doomsday Vault. While there seem to be no human beings or animals left (so far), recovering plant seeds is not as easy and as straightforward as it sounds — there are traps and other AI bots assigned to guard corporate interests.

Players control a Robot Suit that is equipped with tools and abilities, more of which can be unlocked as the game progresses. This suit is used to interact with the environment: pushing obstacles, jumping through gaps, and accessing computer terminals — all used to solve puzzles and go through mazes in search of plant seeds.

Some of the features available to the Doomsday Vault include the following:

  • An adventure mode tasking the player to find seeds and return them to the vault.
  • A challenge mode where players race against time to run through mazes. Also, players are scored and are ranked through the in-game leaderboards.
  • The Doomsday Vault, which serves as the player's main base, houses recovered plant seeds and grows them into sustainable crops.
  • A wide variety of puzzles and gameplay mechanics for all ages and gaming experience levels.
  • A fully customizable Robot Suit: from the base color to the pattern, from the visor to the backpack, wear your own designs as you explore the world in search of plant seeds.
  • Engaging and visually appealing 3D environments.
  • Pro Controller support for Nintendo Switch.
  • MFI, PlayStation, and Xbox game controllers for PC.

Flawless' Doomsday Vault is now available for download on the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV devices; the Nintendo eShop for Switch; Steam or Epic Games Store for Windows and Mac PCs.

About Flightless

Flightless is an independent game development and publishing studio based in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. Established in 2005, it is now a full-time game studio that develops its own IP. With its creative strategy, Flightless designs, develops, and publishes original games with a player-centered focus, and often involves environmental themes. The game studio's commercial work experience includes multi-award-winning projects used for museum and visitor experiences, mobile and online games, and the visual arts.

Some of its games include Bee Leader, where players fly around different environments to find flowers to hover above, collecting honey for their hives; and Element, marketed as a "real-time strategy space game for people who don't have time to play real-time strategy space games."

 

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