NVYVE Studios, the producers behind the horror shooter P.A.M.E.L.A., have announced the game will become available on March 9th on Steam Early Access. P.A.M.E.L.A. made waves in 2015 with a fantastic trailer that showed that a small Indie studio can indeed compete with big budget titles. After a wave of support the game became fully financed through Steam. The trailer, which I urge you to check out here, showed a futuristic utopian setting that quickly turns sour with zombies, decaying buildings and an inspiring story. The development team started with just 4 people, now they are 8. Which is still small compared to other developers. Big Triple A titles usually have more than 100. Development was aided by the use of the Unity game engine, an open source engine with state of the art graphics processing and production pipeline. Although popular amongst other Indie developers there has been a steady increase in big budget titles using the engine too.
Steam Early Access
So as for P.A.M.E.L.A. The game is scheduled to be available in its current Beta development stage on Steam Early Access. That means despite the studios best efforts there are bound to be some bugs. More changes to the core game are also a possibility. I have been following the blog updates of NVYVE for some time and recently their focus has shifted to testing. The last announcement made it clear this process has been concluded. Along with the announcement a new trailer was also featured. This is the first new footage in almost 6 months. I must say my opinion has only improved. The utopian-turned-dystopian looks gorgeous. I am also eager to uncover what the story is all about. SciFiEmpire will write an opinion on the beta of P.A.M.E.L.A. after its release. P.A.M.E.L.A. is at this moment only available for PC.
A new trailer
Source: NVYVE blog feed.