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Making Scars
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The majestically named developers at Mad Head Games have produced a making of video for their upcoming third-person adventure shooter Scars Above.

This one caught our eye during last year's Gamescom and last month they released a gameplay trailer.

A colossal and enigmatic alien structure appears in Earth's orbit and stuns the entire world; humanity names it ‘The Metahedron’. The Sentient Contact Assessment and Response team (SCAR) - consisting of scientists and engineers - is sent to investigate.

Things don’t go as planned and the Metahedron hauls the team across space onto a mysterious extrasolar planet. Playing the role of Dr Kate Ward - a SCAR member - who wakes up dazed, alone in a strange, hostile environment. Determined to survive, you set out to find your crew and unravel the mystery behind what’s happened.

Sounds a bit fun.

Their developer diary is a bit of a yawn though.

Like, fire and frost elemental status effects are standard in many games and listening to them explain their application and function in detail was a waste of limited viewer time and attention.

People really do check out during things like this.

The game itself looks fascinating and of note towards the end of their video, they describe their combat as a bit soulslike.

Very in vogue.

Though they don't showcase it so we're not sure if it's mechanically soulslike or just difficult and you should expect to die.

Scars Above releases on PC (Steam), Xbox One and X|S, PS4 and PS5 on February 28.

[ Main Image: Scars Above trailer. Credit: Prime Matter via YouTube. ]


Prime Matter (December 9, 2022). Scars Above – Gameplay Trailer. YouTube.

Prime Matter (January 25, 2023). The Making Of Scars Above: The Art (Part I). YouTube.

Steam. Scars Above. Prime Matter. (viewed January 25, 2023)