Battle other players, protect zones or steal drones to reach a high score before the other team
Hello everyone! I’m Álvaro Marco, a developer for Fluxart Studios, a small studio from Spain formed by five developers, and supported by an SIE Spain initiative, PlayStation Talents, which pursues to support iberian talent and to promote the domestic videogame industry.
Today I want to talk about the first game we have developed, Holfraine, a multiplayer hero shooter that is out now on PS4.
Our main goal since the beginning has been to develop a fun game with a ton of action to enjoy brief matches where players are constantly active. We frequently play games of this genre and our idea as developers was to make an experience that was less focused on just aiming skill, but rather on generating an easy learning curve. One where you can choose a strategy without sticking to rules that force you to fit a specific role and also being able of fulfilling objectives.
We want Holfraine to be based on a classic multiplayer concept in which we move away from a massive amount of players. Instead, we looked to classic titles in which we played in smaller teams and our participation was essential throughout the game.
Holfraine is set in a not-so-distant future where shortages in resources made the big corporations hire mercenaries to control other planets and make use of their resources. The most valuable one of the galaxy is the Holfraine mineral.
In Holfraine you will be part of a squad of mercenaries with the objective of defeating the opposing team through a different and dynamic game mode called All-In-One. This mode lets you change your character at any moment and earn points by eliminating other players, protecting zones or stealing drones. Your goal will be to reach the maximum points before the enemy team does.
With this game mode we seek to add dynamism by adding more ways of earning points, but we also want to make every game different. To achieve that, we made these events happen randomly so the time they may appear is always different.
The game focuses on both action and strategy and, to add more objectives to the game, we have dynamic events where the player can pick up airdrops that improve their statistics until they are eliminated, which gives the player a very interesting advantage.
All these features provide the possibility of winning to any team throughout the game and removes the snowball factor that sometimes frustrates the players, since it makes the game harder to win once the score difference is big enough.
Holfraine’s development has been pretty hard because, while developing, we have been analyzing other titles of the same genre and wanted to provide something new. We want the game experience to be fun above all, with games of an average duration of ten minutes and that involve constant frenetism and action for the player.
We encourage you to try it with your friends and enjoy playing Holfraine. You can know more about the game and stay tuned for news through our Twitter @Holfraine_BET. We are waiting for you!