This latest update, which hit Kickstarter backers last night, includes survival mode, where your sole goal is to be the last voxel-person standing. Constantly rising lava isn’t the only thing you’ll be facing off against, as you’ll also have to avoid adversaries who want to see you pull a T-1000 at the end of Terminator 2. Kills won’t yield any rewards other than seeing your opponent pushed backwards and being frozen in place for ten seconds.
Should you find yourself atop a lone structure, fret not, because your trusty hookshot is more than capable of allowing you two swing from building to building. Just don’t expect to do so with the grace of Peter Parker. Class-based gameplay and specializations also add a bit of diversity to your tool-belt and will allow for some interesting strategies.
Developer John Getty illustrated one such strategy in our conversation yesterday:
“An offensive strategy might include the LMG or Shotgun, with the blockbuster, drill, and carpenter construction bonus and demolitionist combat bonus. That way you get infinite rockets to blow consistent chunks out of your enemies fortifications, while the LMG or shotgun work well in close combat with the enemy. Once you freeze them, drill holes underneath them and bury them underground or lower them to the levels below, so they potentially get stuck and die in the lava.”
Guncraft is in open beta at the moment, and is currently available for preorder at $10.