Fallout, Rage, Resistance… Those are the games that remind us of a post-apocalyptic setting. They all have something in common, but one upcoming title stands out from the blockbusters, and it is Ubisoft’s I Am Alive.
Announced back in 2008, I Am Alive never seen the sunlight, until it was revived by Ubisoft Shanghai (their second biggest studio). Releasing now as a downloadable title, I Am Alive will be unleashed as part of the Xbox Live Arcade House Party this mid February.
The story is simple: the world was struck by a cataclysmic event, wiping out all but a tiny handful of humans. Here’s the catch though, there’s no monsters, or zombies, nor weird
plagues. This is where I Am Alive differs from the rest of post-apocalyptic games; it’s a more human approach to survival, without bringing up fantasy elements.
As you see most of the gameplay footage and images, you can feel Ubisoft's touch. Guns and ammunition are scarce, and the only way for your character (Mettra) to reach his family, is to pass through debris and destruction by ways of "parkour" and climbing.
This might remind you of Assassin Creed, but Mettra is no assassin. He’s a normal man, a survivor. You will need to check your stamina, and climb your way up to fresh air and away from the dust of destruction.
I Am Alive will be released alongside Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, Nexuiz and Warp, during the Xbox Live Arcade House Party starting February 15th. It will also release simultaneously on the Playstation Network.