Publisher: Majesco Games
Developer: GlyphX Games
Platforms: Xbox, PC
Genre: 3rd person, action/adventure
Release Date: 2004
Advent Rising is the first in an epic trilogy of action/adventure
games, presented in a stunning cinematic format to deliver an unprecedented
variety of game play experiences. Built on the Unreal Warfare engine,
it offers precise, refined play-dynamics with action-packed adventure
and style, wrapped in a visually imaginative universe. Advent is akin
to a fast-paced action movie where the player is swept up in a continuously
evolving series of sequences and events.
Working with award-winning science fiction author Orson Scott Card,
GlyphX Games has created a gripping storyline that will thrust gamers
and readers alike into an incredible intergalactic saga. In Advent
Rising, players make decisions that effect not only what they experience
in the first game, but the entire Advent trilogy.
In Advent Rising, a common legend pervades the galaxyâ€”that of a powerful,
highly intelligent ancient race that will one day deliver the universe.
They are known simply as Humans.
Some claim them to be the messiah, believing they will one day come
to deliver the universe into harmony. Some simply see them as a symbol
for eternal hope. Others see them as purely fantastical creatures existing
only in the imaginations and storybooks of the young.
The Seekers, however, know that Humans truly do exist and see them
as an enemy that must be destroyed. Under the guise of benevolent explorers
they comb the universe and eradicate any Human colonies they find.
This year, gamers find out what it means to be truly Human.
Game Play Features:
An unprecedented single-player gameplay that allows gamers
to play through the thrilling action sequences of a blockbuster movie
or game, rather than just watch them;
Switch between 3 rd and 1 st person point-of-view;
Built using next-generation Unreal technology, integrated
with the Karma physics engine;
Unprecedented collaboration with award-winning, sci-fi
author Orson Scott Card on sweeping storyline;
Downloadable level from Xbox Live and PC online;
Develop amazing superhuman powers including energy blasts,
levitation and energy shields;
Wield an arsenal of awesome weapons, all with unique
alternate fire abilities;
Command a vast array of incredible vehicles including
human and alien assault vehicles, hover tanks and flying vehicles;
Versatile control scheme that allows for acrobatic movement
and precise targeting of enemies while quickly switching between weapons
Soundtrack performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and
Hollywood 's top orchestral performers;
Dolby Digital 5.1 support.