Platforms:PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Xbox One
Gender:First person shooter
Release date:PC, Mac, Linux: May 31, 2018; PS4, Xbox One: October 16, 2018
ORload It is a first-person shooter that offers players limited control in six directions (six degrees of freedom or 6DOF) in a 3D environment. It is developed and published by Revival Productions, and was created as a spiritual successor to the classic first person shooters. Offspring Y Descent II, which were developed by Parallax Software and published by Interplay in 1995 and 1996 respectively.
The Revival Productions development studio was founded in 2014 by Mike Kulas, Matt Toschlog and Luke Schneider, one of whom Kulas and Toschlog were the co-founders of the classic first-person shooter for PC. Offspring Parallax software developers. In 2016, Chris Clafin, who had previously worked on Volition with Kulas (Volition being one of the two studies founded by the former members of Parallax after the latter was closed). Revival Productions decided to develop a first-person shooter with 6DOF in a 3D environment (6DOF refers to six degrees of freedom, which means that players can turn and move in one of the six directions: up, down, left, right, front and back). This game was named Overload, and was developed as a spiritual sequel to the Offspring Parallax Software games.
Development of Overload It started in 2014, but it was suspended for a couple of years, and resumed once again when Clafin joined Volival's Revival Productions. A Kickstarter campaign for crowdfunding of Overload The development began in March 2016 with a financing goal of $ 300,000. The campaign ended just above the goal, at $ 306,537. Overload It is initially planned as a single player title, but the multiplayer is added later. The game It was built using the Unity 5 engine. A playable demo of the game was prepared and launched through Steam in 2016. The game entered Early Access in 2017, before receiving a full release on Windows, Mac and Linux in May 2018. A PS4 and Xbox One version of the game was also released in October of that year.