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Rifter Brings Hyper-Speed Platforming to Steam in July

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IMakeGames has revealed its next game Rifter, a fast-paced platformer with a focus on momentum and action.

Development is being led by Maximilian Csuk, who has drawn inspiration from titles such as Dust Force, Sonic the Hedgehog, Bionic Commando and Hotline Miami, to create gameplay that lets the player ‘run, swing, smash, and dash at exhilarating speeds.’ From the neon backdrops to the synthwave music, Rifter appears to be heavily influenced by the look and feel of the 1980s.

The game is slated to feature over 90 stages, 30 upgrades, new skills, and a leaderboard. Meanwhile, enemies will be diverse in type, and the title will have massive boss battles to challenge the player. The central mystery surrounds the identity of the eponymous Rifters and why the planet is covered in cracks.

According to the latest trailer, Rifter will be released in July on Linux, Mac, and PC, making it the second game from IMakeGames following 2015’s Nubs’ Adventure.

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Pokémon Developer Game Freak Emphasizes Original Game Creation

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Game Freak, best known for the Pokémon franchise, is starting to emphasize and prioritize original game creation.

In an interview with Video Game Chronicle, Masayuki Onoue, a director at Game Freak, says that the company has launched Gear Project, an initiative in which developers pitch ideas during slower periods between big releases to create more original games other than just Pokémon.

Onoue also spoke about Production Team 1 and Team 2 at Game Freak, the first prioritizing Gear Project for the company as a whole and the second focusing on Pokemon. He noted that Gear Project allows the developers to gain more experience working on different platforms such as PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, as well as transferring new skills and techniques they learned back to the Pokémon team.

Some of the games that Game Freak has released so far through Gear Project are HarmoKnight, Pocket Card Jockey, Tembo the Badass Elephant, and Giga Wrecker. Game Freak is also developing Town, an RPG game that was shown off in a Nintendo Direct back in September 2018 and is due out this year.

Additionally, Game Freak is working on Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, the latest entries in Nintendo’s flagship franchise. Both of those are set to release later this year.

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