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Alien: Blackout trailer - Story-driven stealth/puzzler announced for iOS/Android ($5/no IAP)

Oct 25, 2017
As part of the ongoing “Read-Play-Watch” promotion. There’s also a comic series starting 1/23 that continues Amanda Ripley’s story, titled Alien: Resistance

Blackout seems to be a mix of Duskers’ “command console perspective” + FNAF’s protect-yourself structure. I like how it seems like you can command each individual crew member.

App Store ($4.99 preorder): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/alien-blackout/id1401510106?mt=8

The terror of Alien is brought to life in Alien: Blackout. Try to stay alive while trapped aboard a crippled Weyland-Yutani space station carrying a deadly Xenomorph as it tirelessly hunts you and the crew. Outsmart the perfect hunter by making perilous choices. Players must rely on the damaged controls of the space station or risk sacrificing crew members to avoid deadly contact, permanently altering the outcome of the game.

Survive seven fear-inducing levels by remotely guiding Amanda Ripley’s crew through increasingly challenging tasks using only the station’s emergency systems. The uncertainty and unpredictability of both the alien and her crew can impose total defeat for Amanda and the entire station.

Using only the space station’s limited power supply to operate a holographic map, surveillance cameras, and motion tracker, attempt to remain hidden and protect your crew from the perfect hunter in seven fear-inducing levels.

A new chapter in the Alien franchise following the saga of Amanda Ripley, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, between the films Alien and Aliens.

An immersive and captivating Alien experience, perfectly designed for mobile gaming, bringing the Alien story to life.

Every decision can lead to a different conclusion. Players can test different strategies and theories to outlast the Xenomorph in pursuit of victory!

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Oct 25, 2017
The atmosphere seems to be on point
I’m getting a Hitman GO/Lara Croft GO vibe. In that the atmosphere and style seems faithful and a clever use of familiar iconography, while being a smart distillation of Isolation’s tenets into a design that suits mobile. Stealth, tense use of tech, avoiding/outsmarting the xenomorph, authentic atmosphere, but as a stealth puzzler rather than trying to cram a first person horror game onto mobile
Oct 27, 2017
Not saying it's a FNAF clone but the gameplay seems a lot like it...

Also the engine seems to be the same one as Isolation which is a good thing imo.
Jun 1, 2018
So they made FNAF with Aliens and way better graphics for my phone.... I'll have to try that if its not too expensive.
Oct 25, 2017
Just before the Game Awards some people on here were talking about a possible new Alien game - is this it?
I am not trolling, I just cannot recall what some here were discussing.
Oct 25, 2017
It's a 50/50 on whether I'll actually play this or be a coward and watch it on YouTube.

So this is the team that made Marvel Puzzle Quest? Did they also make the original Puzzle Quest? Because that game was GREAT.
D3Go seems to just be the publisher, MPQ was made by Demiurge who are making Sega Heroes right now. This is made by Rival Studios.
Oct 25, 2017
Dang. Any new tentative release date?

I pre-ordered and did the early access sign up too.
"Early 2019".

That being said, this game looks cool. It looks FNAF-lioe but it's interesting to see how that formula looks with a full on budget.
Mar 6, 2018
As much flack as mobile gaming gets lately, especially a game like Diablo Immortal, I've been enjoying it while sitting around watching TV or when I just don't feel like sitting my computer to play a game or just don't have the effort to put into a full fledged console game. Plus these new phones are just stupid powerful gpu/cpu wise, so they feel and look good. (I have an XS Max).

Alien: Isolation is one of my favorite horror games, so I'm looking forward to this one, seems to have the atmosphere nailed.
Nov 1, 2017
So they highlight this as "play" part of this promotion. We know Resistance is the "read" part. Wonder what the "watch" part is going to be.
Oct 27, 2017
You know what would be really cool to experiment with on a game like this? Voice controls. Imagine literally taking to the crew to tell them where to go. "Jones, get to the med bay. Stop! Get in that locker!"

Would have fit well I think.
Oct 25, 2017
Central NJ
So they highlight this as "play" part of this promotion. We know Resistance is the "read" part. Wonder what the "watch" part is going to be.
I'm curious about this as well.

I thought it was possible that we'd have to wait until April, the month of Alien Day, to get the releases of what's been teased around New Year, but this game is releasing imminently it seems.


Oct 27, 2017
I predict many bans in this thread. ;)

Such a shame we won't be getting Alien Isolation 2 (at least not yet).


Oct 31, 2017
Not America
The Switch is definitely capable of running this game. Plus the mobile nature of that console would make such a good place for port.

I am watching a walkthrough Alien Isolation at present (coincidentally) and this game looks almost identical to that (which seems logical).

Overall, this game is a nope from me but definitely ought to make the larger fanbase who have access to smartphones and tablets really excited.
Feb 12, 2018
Well i'm certainly disappointed BUT at least this isn't Cold Iron Studio's Alien game thats still being made for consoles. So there's still that to look forward to.