Rock of Ages developer Ace Team has unveiled their new game, The Eternal Cylinder, as part of The Guerrilla Collective showcase. It’s a open-world survival game set on an alien planet, and you’ll play as a herd of creatures (called Trebhums) that need to survive not only the other creatures you’ll encounter, but also a giant rolling cylinder that pops up and rolls right through the game world.
There are shades of Maxis’ Spore here, as you have to grow and evolve over the course of the game to deal with the harsh procedurally-generated environments you encounter. While you’ll be weak to begin with, the creatures you’re controlling will gain new abilities and ways to adapt as you play, and will mutate in a way that grants them new skills. The game will feature real-time environmental destruction, so when the Cylinder rolls over a tree, for instance, it will stay broken.
The game is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games Store later this year, and it’s designed so that if you play through more than once you’ll have a different experience each time. The debut trailer is below.
We’ve also got some fresh screenshots below, showing off the game’s weird art style, which will be familiar to fans of Ace Team’s other work. There will be multiple different biomes in the game, although only three have been named so far–the Savannah, the Tundra, and the Desert.
An exact release date for The Eternal Cylinder has not been set yet. An open beta will run on PC later this year, which you can sign up for on the game’s website.
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