Hey everybody! My identify is Roman, an indie developer from Australia, and after years of onerous however rewarding work, I’m extraordinarily excited to announce our studio’s very first title Hyper Jam might be launching on PS4 on February 12!
For these of you who don’t know, Hyper Jam is a fast-paced enviornment brawler with a killer synthwave soundtrack and a dynamic perk drafting system that makes every match completely different from the final.
We’re solely a small workforce, however for the previous few years we’ve been placing all the pieces we’ve acquired into remodeling Hyper Jam from a humble prototype into a totally fledged sport (with on-line multiplayer!).
Hyper Jam is a wild combine that attracts inspiration from many locations, notably combating video games and roguelites. We’ve spent loads of time designing the sport in such a means that it’s intuitive and enjoyable for brand spanking new or informal gamers, whereas nonetheless having a lot of mechanical depth for gamers to find in the long run. We’re very happy with the way it’s turned out!
One in every of my favourite mechanics is deflecting projectiles again at your opponent utilizing the parry capability. Though parrying is a good defensive choice, timing is important — if you happen to mistime you’ll be weak! This makes for an fascinating thoughts sport. Typically, it may be higher to bait your opponent into attempting a parry, then punish the restoration as a substitute of going for a right away assault.
Perk drafting is one other central mechanic in Hyper Jam. After each spherical, every participant chooses a brand new perk that can stick with them for the remainder of the match, stacking and mixing with their current perks to create stronger results. Sure perks synergize higher than others, and it’s loads of enjoyable to check out completely different methods.
And because it’s a draft, whoever’s coming in final will get first decide of the perks obtainable for that spherical, leaving the main participant to make do with no matter’s left.
The completely different mixtures of perks that gamers find yourself with leads to many various (and sometimes hilarious) eventualities, guaranteeing a novel expertise each time you play. We really sit up for seeing the completely different perk mixtures and play kinds you’ll be able to give you as soon as the sport is out!
Our workforce nonetheless loves enjoying the sport regardless of having labored on it for years, and we hope Hyper Jam could be a staple in your library for years to come back as nicely. See you February 12. Thanks for studying!