The Riftbreaker Prologue
Source: Steam

Strategy and resource management galore in The Riftbreaker prologue, currently available on Steam.

Just looking at the trailer for this game makes me remember why I ditched PC gaming in the first place: I could easily get addicted to this game if it’s anything like the way it’s portrayed.

In The Riftbreaker prologue, from EXOR Studios, you experience the story before the main game with an exclusive mission to prove yourself as a Riftbreaker, sent to distant planets within the Milky Way.

The Riftbreaker Prologue - Iron not in vein
Iron, not in vein. Source: Steam

You get to explore Galatea 37, build a base and then defend it from the waves of enemies. So it’s an RTS but with a difference: you take control of an elite commando named Captain Nowak, that you can control directly, equipped with an exclusive Mecha-Suit.

Built into the suit is the ability to construct a base, extract resources and specimens, as well as offer protection from unknown elements and provide an arsenal to take out a small army. It can also execute travel through rifts, shifting great distances.

Here’s a list of the features in The Riftbreaker prologue (and the full game), courtesy of the developers:

  • BASE BUILDING – Your task is to construct a two-way rift connected to Earth. This will be a very complex undertaking requiring enormous amounts of energy. Simple solar collectors and a few tons of steel will not be enough. You will need to build up an intricate chain of mines, refineries, power plants, and research facilities to complete this mission.
  • EXPLORATION – Galatea 37 is an unknown planet in the Sycorax belt of the Milky Way galaxy. Remote surveys have detected that it is inhabitable and perfect for colonization. The planet is full of rare minerals and substances that can be found scattered across the globe. Various biomes will surprise you with unknown fauna and flora, as well as harsh weather conditions. Construct local outposts in resource-rich locations to transport the required resources using rift technology.
  • DEFENSE – Your presence on this planet will not go unnoticed! As you build up your industry and disrupt the natural order, the planet will start to see you as a threat. Build up your defenses. Construct walls, barriers, and defense towers as the attacks get stronger with every passing day. You will face thousands of hostile creatures trying to eliminate your presence.
  • HACK, SLASH, SHOOT – Mr. Riggs can be equipped with powerful weapons and abilities that will allow you to take on the largest of beasts. You will need to be ready to face lots of hostile alien creatures as you explore the planet.
  • GATHER SAMPLES AND STRANGE ARTIFACTS – Felled beasts will drop valuable research specimens as well as rare resources. Use everything you can gather to research and craft new technologies, buildings, weapons, and equipment. You can also scout the terrain using your sensors and dig for treasure buried underground.
  • RESEARCH – Use your gathered samples to research new technologies that will help you build up your base, improve your defenses, develop new blueprints for your Mecha-Suit, or improve existing technologies.
  • CRAFT – Mr. Riggs is fully customizable and upgradable. Use the blueprints that you’ve researched to craft new parts and weapons. Utilizing better materials in the crafting process will result in gear with improved properties. Each crafted item has unique properties.
  • INTERACTIVE STREAMING – The Riftbreaker™ has built-in integration with all the most popular streaming services. The stream’s audience can actively participate in the game through multiple options, e.g., by voting to send waves of new enemies, donating resources, or spawning environmental disasters like a tornado.
  • THE SCHMETTERLING ENGINE – This game is built using the latest iteration of EXOR Studios’ in-house developed Schmetterling 2.0 engine, which was previously used to create X-Morph: Defense™ and Zombie Driver™. We pride ourselves in delivering fluid gameplay and utilizing all your hardware’s capabilities: uncapped frame rate, support for widescreen monitors, customizable controls, and more.
  • COMMUNITY-DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT – If you’ve already read everything up to this point, then you might be interested in helping us shape the game. Please get in touch with us via our official Discord server or any other of our social media channels. We’ll be sharing inside info about the progress of the game’s development, and we’d love to hear your feedback. Please come and help us make The Riftbreaker™ the game YOU want to play!

Check out the gameplay trailer:

The Riftbreaker is current in development for PC, PS4, Xbox One and next-gen but you can play The Riftbreaker prologue by heading on over to the Steam page.

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