Brick-Force is an upcoming free-to-play sandbox shooter which has captured the hearts of players all across the globe. The free online game features minecraft-esque map building, maps which can then be used as a playground for various types of FPS style matches. Recently, at E3 2012, Cody Hargreaves and myself joined Infernum Productions to take a look at new content coming to Brick-Force in the near future.
The first piece of new content we saw was a new game-mode, build & destroy. Players are placed on a wide open map with a big wall straight down the middle. For a set period of time at the beginning of the match, players can build as much as possible before the wall drops and the battle begins. Players can build defensive fortifications or even remove blocks to create a large gap in the middle of the map. This creates an interesting new layer of strategy to the game.
The building doesn’t end when the dividing wall disappears either, players will have to organize themselves between builders and attackers. Repairing your structures, and continuing to expand on current ones will play a key role in winning. Other tactics can come into play, such as removing blocks from beneath the feet of your enemies. The game mode is fun, unique, and allows for some interesting moments of gameplay.
Following this, we were shown a new PvE game mode which pits teams of up to four players against waves of AI enemies. There are thirty waves of enemies which must be defeated to reach the end of the game mode. Much like any other game mode, players can create their own maps for the new PvE mode. Choosing different enemies, respawn points and more will be available in the map editor, and there is even talk of boss enemies that could potentially be included, but this is only an idea being thrown around between the developers at the moment. We encouraged this idea and expressed that we would be disappointed if it wasn’t included.
After a few matches with the guys from Infernum, we were pretty happy with the direction the developers are taking with the game. These guys have managed to take a new niche genre and create their own twist, rather than another generic minecraft clone. If you haven’t tried out Brick-Force, but love games like Minecraft, Terraria etc, definitely check this title out.