Tuque Games’ action shooter, Livelock, is finally here. The bugs have been sorted out, the final polish has been applied, and the battle to restore humanity starts now.
When an unprecedented Cataclysm threatens to wipe out all human life on Earth, it’s decided that the best way for our species to survive is to upload our consciousness into machines. A select few are placed into special robots referred to as “Capital Intellects” to help build a new paradise (Eden) where human life can begin again. The rest are uploaded into a giant database maintained by an artificial intelligence, SATCOM, that is waiting for the day to come when humanity can be restored The Cataclysm, however, proves to be more disruptive than anticipated and it corrupts the artificial life left behind, leading to an endless war. In order to break the cycle, the SATCOM finds three Intellects that haven’t been corrupted yet and awakens them so they may track down the keys to Eden.
To achieve that goal, you’ll do a lot of shooting. Livelock is first and foremost a twin-stick shooter, but Tuque Games has also incorporated leveling mechanics, which unlock new skills and weapons to use. Each of the three Intellects – Vanguard, Hex, and Catalyst – fulfills a certain role within the typical trinity of “Tank-DPS-Healer,” but there’s some variety within their skill sets that allow them to overlap some as well. As you progress through the game, you’ll definitely need to change your skills and weapon loadout as each of the three areas presents players with new challenges and enemies to fight. You can check out our archived stream of the title to see a little bit of that in action.
Livelock is available on the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for $19.99. It supports up to three players online throughout the main campaign.