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Hive Jump Drops into ReVeN!
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Release date: Early 2015-2016
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Main Character sprite gets a new paint job!



Animation and Visual Update! 06/12/2014



ReVeN
is a 2D shooter/platformer EVOLVED that will take you back to the good old days of classics like Metroid and Mega man while adding gameplay twists using our EDM system to add RPG elements that can be found in Crysis and Deus Ex. The Game is set in the future on a beautiful and atmospheric planet: XR-Keres. The theme of the game is duality. The planet's outer beauty only shrouds the ominous terrors that await within its depths. As you explore the world you will uncover many secrets and unravel the mystery on what happened to the terraforming colony that resided on Nexum Station.

ReVeN offers a gameplay mechanic that is inspired by RPGs. This mechanic is called the Energy Divergence Module (EDM). The EDM allows the player to divert energy real time to any of the four parts of SyReks body (Weapons, Shielding, Mobility, and Sensors) taking power cores from one system and shifting them into another to overcome obstacles and defeat enemies. Want a more powerful weapon? Take energy from your movement speed and increase your damage! Losing health too quickly? Become a tank by increasing your shield power! We want the player to set up their "stats" the way they want to play, but leave them with the ability to change them on the fly. The gameplay balance is in fact that the player must lose energy in one system to overpower another. However, the world is riddled with power cores, many of which are off the beaten path. Find them all to become the ultimate weapon.

Another feature is the crafting of SyRek's abilities from minerals found while digging through the games expansive world. This adds a great deal of exploration and replayability as there will be many secrets and easter eggs throughout the game. The Player will have to make some semi-permanent decisions on which abilities to construct. While there is nothing stopping the player from unlocking both tiers of abilities within a category, it may be worth balancing their other abilities first. Mining areas and minerals are procedurally generated and "reset" every time the player leaves the area. This ensures that the player will always be able to collect enough minerals to construct essential abilities, and also adds replayability to these sections

Depending on how well ReVeN's Kickstarter goes will will be able to add expansions to the games such as Online Multiplayer and Unique Online Cooperative Modes. Please, Help us reach our Funding Goal to make this game a reality. Thank you to all of you that gave our game a thumbs up!

-Sincerely Team Varia

Popular Discussions View All (13)
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Aug 26 @ 9:59am
ReVen Vs. Samus Aran
Vondred | H A Y D E N
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Jan 26 @ 11:06am
Abt the game
dirtydonkey
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Feb 15 @ 7:49am
Controller Support on Steam?
Boodaflow
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Vondred | H A Y D E N Dec 14 @ 6:07am 
How am I confused? It's near the end of december, there hasn't been a single update in your websites blog since near the end of june. Throw us an update please..
Invisigoth Nov 13 @ 1:50pm 
Very good. This game has potencial. Keep working and adding new content. I want this game. I want to buy this game. Make 15% discount promotion.
variagamesllc  [author] Sep 20 @ 12:49pm 
@Vondred
It would seem that you are confused. Please read our kickstarter update: 34
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/variagames/reven/posts
Vondred | H A Y D E N Sep 16 @ 7:30am 
So please tell me that you guys are working on the ACTUAL game that we greenlit and funded, and not some side project, or making more deals with other games to crossover with. I mean neat and all, and I do love what you guys are doing -- but I'd love to see more progress on ReVeN soon..
Fishman465 Sep 10 @ 11:50pm 
congrats on being greenlit and it cools to hear of a thing between this and hive jump
xKleiner Sep 1 @ 6:34am 
:O
SuperZeldaBro Aug 26 @ 9:46am 
Everybody this makes me think of system shock and metroid had a baby! looks great!
Angry Video Game Noob Aug 10 @ 5:33am 
Early access?!
OH GODS NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
variagamesllc  [author] Aug 9 @ 7:37pm 
Surprise everyone! We just released ReVeN: XBridge! A prequel to ReVeN. It is in its beta so their are some features that aren't available just yet. XBridge takes the form of a topdown cosmic space shooter that has you flying in SyReks Ship (The X-Saber) Take a look!

http://xbridge.clay.io/

X-Bridge will take you through events that happen right before ReVeN. You will be introduced to pivotal characters and play through key events that lead the story to where it all begins in ReVeN.

-Team Varia
NightCurseX Jul 6 @ 1:02pm 
any chance of an beta release or an early acces this year?