Stay Cool with Gunpoint Dev's Heat Signature
Suspicious Developments released a video of its upcoming stealth game, Heat Signature.
Tom Francis, who also created indie spy game Gunpoint, calls Heat Signature "a space stealth game about sneaking up on ships while trying to stay cool."
In this game, players attempt to sneak up and board unsuspecting ships. All the game's ships and stats are randomly generated, making each one a different challenge.
At first you'll spawn into the world as a random class of character, with a certain goal or objective that requires you to board ships and hack terminals for more information. One play session of Heat Signature may ask you to kill a target, while another may challenge you to track down and steal a rare ship. -David Hinkle (Joystiq)
The video footage includes many interesting game features. As you board ship you must either sneak around or kill the crew on board. Sometimes the ships map makes this difficult or security systems such as guards and terrets can block your path.
Francis says in the video that some of the randomly generated ships may appear impossible to board without being seen. He offers a possible solution -- players can board a small ship, eliminate the crew, and then steer it into another ship. The collision causes damage to both ships. The damage that happens to the crew-filled ship actually causes them to build another air lock at the crash site - creating another entry-point and a possible solution to an impossible puzzle.
The game isn't complete yet, but so far it looks like a fun way to pass the time.
There is no release date for Heat Signature. Francis has set up a mailing list for PC players who are interested in news or in testing the game. For those looking for updates on the game's creation, follow the game on Twitter.
For more on the developer's previous game, check out ShackAttackMike's review.