65daysofstatic to provide exclusive guest track for Sci-fi Metroidvania-like
18th June 2021, Manchester, UK – Developer Phigames and publisher Dear Villagers (ScourgeBringer, The Forgotten City) announced in a brand new trailer that the hack’n’shoot ‘em up Recompile will be launching on PC (via Steam), PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X (including Game Pass) this August.
The trailer was revealed as part of Gamespot’s Play for All 2021 showcase and features an introduction from Game Director Phi Dinh, who also announced the game’s exclusive partnership with 65daysofstatic for the featured guest track .
Recompile features intense combat, tight 3D platforming, super-powered abilities and an environmental physics-based hacking mechanic. World obstacles include intelligent enemies and intricate environmental circuitry, and both require the mastery of new abilities such as time dilation and jetpack flight!
The game has multiple endings based on the players actions; you can repair systems, restore lost data, hack or destroy enemies, all whilst uncovering the truth about the Hypervisor and the original purpose of the Mainframe.
The story explores everything from machine sentience to the nature of choice. The player is a rogue piece of semi-sentient code, trapped in the Mainframe – a sprawling digital wasteland run by the Hypervisor; a homicidal AI dead-set on deleting trespassers.
“The finish line for Recompile is finally in sight! I’m super proud that we can finally show off the new-gen version, as well as the amazing new guest track by 65daysofstatic”, says Recompile director Phi Dinh. “It’s going to be great to watch players try their hands at the hacking mechanics and see how they put their skills to use in the Recompile Mainframe.”
- Metroidvania progression combined with non-linear exploration and gameplay
- A range of futuristic weapons and super-powered abilities, including jetpack flight!
- Multiple endings depending on player actions
- Hack through environmental circuitry, logic gates & even enemies.
- Face colossal entities blocking your path to freedom
- Reactive soundtrack of blistering electro.
About Dear Villagers
Dear Villagers is Plug In Digital’s publishing label. It’s a warm-hearted invitation to join us in the little unusual neighborhood we are building within the gaming industry, a place where talented studios can unleash their creativity and where players enjoy distinctive and audacious games on PC and consoles, such as Edge of Eternity, ScourgeBringer, and Recompile.
Phigames is a self-described ‘micro studio’ based in Manchester, UK, consisting of coder Phi Dinh, animator James Vincent Marshall, and sound designer Richard Evans. Their previous games include procedural physics-based fantasy roguelike Tinykeep and pixel platformer Nuclear Autumn. Currently the team is working on the 3D Metroidvania-inspired hacking adventure Recompile that is coming to PC (via Steam), PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X (including Game Pass) this August.