'Graven' is a Hexen-inspired retro FPS, and you should watch the trailer
A new trailer for Graven slithers out of the dark.
Ah, remember the good old days? Specifically, those of the 80s through to the 90s. No social media degrading the fabric of society, no pandemic, no taxes to pay (at least if you were a kid). A simpler time, where games were blockier, you know, low-poly, and we were less concerned with the fidelity of ray-traced reflections. T'was all about the joy of it. Remember that?
Remember games like Hexen, Quake, and Unreal Tournament 99? Pepperidge farm remembers. And hey, 3D Realms certainly remembers, which is why they're making Graven, a retro-styled shooter that leans on the past with a bit of modern flair.
Graven is a medieval-style FPS where you'll use magic, melee weapons, crossbows, and other apocryphal weaponry to cut a swath through legions of demons, monsters, and other beasties. Graven is wrapped in a gothic late 90s aesthetic millennials may strangely appealing. Chuck Jones of Duke Nukem and Half-Life fame is involved with the project, working on bringing Graven's gritty characters to life.
Graven is launching in 2021 for practically every platform out there, including Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Windows PC. And we think it looks pretty rad.
An FPS for a simpler age.
Graven is a retro-styled FPS that takes place in a gothic medieval land. Embark on a journey to restore your good name, wielding an arsenal of violent weapons to achieve your righteous goals.
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