Neon lights, electronic music, vast futuristic cities, cartoon style graphics, and hardcore parkour are the defining qualities of Hover: Revolt of Gamers created by Fusty Game, supported by Midgar Studio. This fast paced, first/third-person parkour game has a lot of influence from Jet Set Radio in terms of graphics and gameplay, as well as drawing influence from Mirrors Edge, which is an amazing breath of fresh air. Players can choose from both single and multiplayer while playing as a set of ten playable characters.

Join the Rebellion and deride the security forces of an anti-leisure tyranny. Rise up to the many challenges of a futuristic Open World. Assemble your team, enhance your gear and perform incredible tricks and combos.

ECP17, also known as Hover City, is completely open world and features 90+ missions spread throughout. You can just go through the missions as fast as possible that feature high-speed races, or you can just explore the vast city while performing all of the tricks. You play as a rag-tag team of rebels called the Gamers. Your mission is to overthrow the oppression of the Great Admin who has outlawed fun and entertainment.

There are ten playable characters available to unlock. As you play and unlock them you can improve their skills so you can perform even crazier tricks. You can even customize all of their colors to make your team as aesthetically pleasing as you wish.

The game is both single and multiplayer, “Instantly switch from single to multiplayer, whenever you want. Play first or third person or activate the auto camera that mixes both and offers you a dynamic experience.” You can also create your own challenges with the game’s in-engine challenge editor. You can create these challenges to go live on multiplayer or just perform them yourself in multiplayer.

In terms of gameplay, the entire city is built vertically for you to be able to perform as many crazy tricks as possible. The challenges consist of races, chases, infiltration, tricks/combos, graffities, sabotage, catch, Gameball matches/races. You can collect skill chips to customize your characters speed, jump, strength, grind, and hacking. You can also collect pets that help you out, as well as graffiti tags to help push back against the no-fun-propaganda.

The music in the game features by Kideki Naganuma who has worked on the music for other games such as Jet Set Radio, Jet Set Radio Future, Ollie King, and Sonic Rush. His style consists of Japanese techno, funk, soul and hip-hop. You can listen to his music on Soundcloud.

The game is set to release for PC/MAC/Linux on May 31, 2017, 7:00 PM GMT+1 ! It will be available on Steam for $19.99 and supports Oculus Rift. Later this year it will come to consoles!

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Ian M
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Ian is a 21 year old small town guy from Pennsylvania. He currently attends Temple University as a transfer student majoring in English. He has been playing and talking about video games since he was three years old starting out with the Nintendo 64. The first game he ever played was Super Mario 64, which he can absolutely destroy and knows every secret. His two favorite games of all time include Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask (N64), and Bloodborne. During the school year he is drowning in school work, and in the summer he takes his time to catch up on his favorite hobbies.