Title: Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale
Genre: First-Person Shooter/Battle Royale
Developer: Define Human Studios
Publisher: Define Human Studios
Release date: July 12 (Steam Early Access)
- First-person-only gameplay
- A performance-based competitive ranking system
- Comprehensive player performance and stat recording systems
- Massive arenas featuring weapons and locations that reflect the time periods of the abducted contestants
- Fast-paced shooter elements such as jump pads, zero fall damage, skill-based shooting mechanics, and supply drops
- Lore-based environments and equipment
- In-game marketplace for cosmetic enhancements
- Dynamic match pacing adapts to playercount
The Nyne, a series of advanced AI, are all that remains of an ancient alien race that once sat firmly in a place of power in the universe. Now though they are the architects of a spectacle of tournaments, used to garner wealth for the alien race that destroyed their civilization.
Drop into massive, alien built arenas and begin the frantic search for weapons and gear all whilst trying to stay one step ahead of the advancing plasma field… or the sights of other contenders. In this fast-paced, skill driven game, use your newly found gear to hunt down other players or inevitably face them during the final stages of the match.
Skill-driven progression and first-person gameplay make up the core focus of the exploit-free Battle Royale experience that Define Human Studios seek to offer. Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale uses a point-based ranking system where points are awarded based on your in-match rank at the time of your death. By adopting familiar aspects of popular leaderboards and other ranking systems, your progression is easy to chart, even for those new to competitive FPS gaming.
There are five tiers in Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond. Each of these tiers is subdivided into five divisions, with V being the lowest tier and I being the highest. All players start off in the bottom-most tier, Bronze V. Every one hundred points you earn will bump you up a tier.
Islands of Nyne offers up the standard bread and butter Battle Royale game modes, solo, duo and 4-player Squad. When it comes to warming up there are two options, whilst queuing you will have the chance to fill your enemies with hot lead in Gun-Game or alternatively you can practice offline in your very own shooting range.
In a match, you’re just as likely to find modern day weaponry like M4s and AKs as you are to stumble across World War II era weapons like the Kar98k, M1 Garand, or M1A1 Thompson. From medieval weaponry to futuristic Nyne technology, Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale will allow you to explore head-smashing, brain-blasting violence from every era.
Through game-time and match performance, players are rewarded with in-game currency called credits. The amount of credits you earn per match is determined by your performance; where you place, kill count, headshots, distance kills, etc. are all calculated into how many credits you earn at the end of a match based on a multiplier formula. Players can use these credits to purchase either locked crates that require a key, or special items and crates that are exclusive to the in-game store. All skins and unlockable items are cosmetic only and do not affect gameplay in the slightest. You will be able to trade and sell most of every item you unlock on the steam marketplace, however, there will be some that will not be tradeable, and those are ones that you earn at the end of each season depending on your final rank.
DEFINE HUMAN STUDIOS
Developer and publisher, Define Human Studios, is a new and growing Kickstarter-funded independent game studio formed by competitive gamers and industry veterans with decades of combined experience. As both developer and publisher, they have complete creative control over the direction of everything they develop, and claim they will never rush anything to market until complete satisfaction is achieved.