Dawn of the Devs
As we play, we find ourselves in an alternative world, Wicked World of Gaming, where we have to face the negative aspects of the video game industry that were brought to life by the sinister Chief Evil Overlord (C.E.O. for short). Our task is to defeat the enemy and we will do it by managing three developers transferred from the real world – Tom Schiffer from Two Headed Productions studio, Bliff Klozinski from Chieflock Productions and Hiro Komiya, the head of Komyia Productions.
Dawn of the Devs on PC is a two-dimensional platformer, in general, not too far from the standards of the genre. The game is about traversing the levels, in which we meet simple puzzles and opponents. We cope with adversities, using the powers of all three heroses, between which we can switch at any time. Bliff is equipped with an iconic saw rifle that eliminates enemies and obstacles; Tom – thanks to his bottomless pockets as an adventurer – can take objects with him, and the power of the adventurous cursor allows him to manipulate even distant elements of the environment; and Hiro is a stealth master who can draw enemies’ attention and hide in a cardboard box to sneak through unnoticed. Not infrequently, in order to solve one problem, you have to use the power of all characters: e.g. Tom open the gate through which Bliff will pass and knock down a huge ball on the head of a monster lured by the Hiro.
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In terms of graphics Dawn of the Devs on PC presents a decent level. During the adventure we visit several different worlds, including a pirate haven, a game cemetery or their temple, and the developers used a funny cartoon graphic style.
Main characters Dawn of the Devs are modelled on the famous developers – Timie Schafera from Double Fine, Cliffie Bleszinski from Boss Key and Hideo Kojima from Kojima Productions. The first one is known from Grim Fandango Remastered and the original version of this adventure, the second one worked for many years at Epic Games, where he co-created the Gears of War cycle, and the third one is the “father” of Metal Gear.
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