Strafe, a new retro first person shooter looks like a lost game from the late 1990’s. This is the game we always dreamt Quake could’ve been!
In the beginning we had Wolfenstein 3D which was followed by the release of the immensely popular Doom. Although these games used 3D environments, the enemies were still flat 2D drawn bitmaps. Then in 1996 ID Software released Quake, a game that used a new 3D software engine to generate not only the environments but the enemies, weapons and everything else.
Retro gaming has made a huge comeback in recent years and many independent developers are creating new games in the style of the ones they used to play in their youth. Strafe is one of these games. Looking like it stepped straight out of 1996, Strafe looks like the incredible gory brother of Quake. It also looks like a lot of fun.
Strafe was successfully funded by a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year and will be available to purchase in early 2016. The game will be released for PC, Mac, possibly Linux and will feature support for the 3D headset, Oculus Rift.
Watch the first alpha gameplay footage below. Also don’t forget to check out the Kickstarter page for a brilliant retro 90’s style commercial for Strafe.
Thanks to Den of Geek.