Recompile Launching this August

Phigames, the developer, and Dear Villagers, the publisher, announced a new trailer for Recompile. Recompile is a “hack’n’shoot ’em up” and comes to Steam, the PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X in August. It will also be available via Game Pass. The reveal came as part of Gamespot’s Play for All 2021 showcase. It includes an intro from Phi Dinh, the Game Director. Dinh also announced the game’s partnership with 65daysofstatic for a guest track.

Recompile includes light 3D platforming, combat with super-powered abilities, and a hacking mechanic that makes use of environmental physics. The player is a rogue piece of semi-sentient code that gets trapped in the Mainframe run by the malevolent AI known as the Hypervisor. Learn abilities such as time dilation, or fly around with a jetpack. Enemies are intelligent, and you’ll have to use a number of movement abilities to traverse the circuitry. Much of the game’s progression is Igavania style, along with a healthy dose of non-linear exploration and gameplay. There will be multiple endings depending on player actions, such as whether repaired systems, restored data, and hacked or destroyed enemies. They’ll also work to uncover the mystery behind the Hypervisor and the purpose of the Mainframe.

Recompile Blue Area Screenshot
The cubes and buttons and fancy aesthetics bring to mind a cross between Aperture Science and the Grid from TRON.

The soundtrack for Recompile will feature electro music in addition to the aforementioned guest track from 65daysofstatic.

Phigames, based in Manchester, consists of coder Phi Dinh, animator James Vincent Marshall, and sound designer Richard Evans. Previous works include Tinykeep, a physics-based fantasy roguelike, and Nuclear Autumn, a pixel platformer.

Dear Villagers, the publishing label of Plug In Digital, will publish Recompile. The company has published a large variety of games on a variety of modern consoles, such as Edge of Eternity, ScourgeBringer, and the upcoming The Forgotten City.

Don’t forget to check out the trailer for Recompile and Wishlist it on Steam.

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