The recent announcement of E-Line Media and Endless Interactive’s new sandbox-style creation game, The Endless Mission, was met mostly with questions due to its broad and wild concept. However, we didn’t have to wait too long to get some answers.
The team behind the PC game has unveiled a gameplay trailer that gives a better look at what The Endless Mission will have to offer players. As seen in the clip below, E-Line Media’s initial promise of a creation-based experience seems to be accurate. Players can get a taste of the genre-melding that will be at their disposal, with platforming, racing, real-time strategy missions, and more to experience.
It seems the game will feature a futuristic central hub with various portals to play the different genres offered in the game. For example, an island setting with the pirate cat, Captain Blackclaw, will feature platforming mechanics with collectibles and enemies to defeat. The “Construct” portal is also shown off, which will allow users to change the setting and gameplay style of an area to mix genres and aesthetics.
The most intriguing feature is briefly shown at the end, though. It appears that players will have the ability to change the parameters of gameplay fairly quickly. According to the video, the game can be paused to bring up a control panel to alter the playable character’s overall scale, speed, jump, and health. E-Line Media used Captain Blackclaw as the test subject, making the cat grow dramatically in size to tower over an opponent. That customization example is only one of many, too.
If the gameplay turns out to be as smooth and simple as the trailer made it out to be, The Endless Mission could be a very successful merger between game creation suites and actual, fun-to-play games. It’s a project that will be a big step away from E-Line Media’s previous puzzle-platforming game, Never Alone, but it falls closely in line with some of the company’s past projects. The publisher has a plethora of education-based games under its belt. The projects have included 3D role-playing adventure games, a mod system for Minecraft, an atmospheric puzzle platformer, and even an interactive graphic novel.
The Endless Mission will launch as a Steam Early Access title in summer 2018.
Source: The Endless Mission on YouTube