Hello there! I’m here to welcome you to the 1st Anniversary of Generation Zero! To celebrate, we’ve updated the game with a bunch of new features that we hope you’ll enjoy.
What is Generation Zero?
Quickly, a little about the game for those of you who are joining us for the first time. Set in an alternative 1980s Sweden in the region of Östertörn, Generation Zero is about exploring atmospheric and mysterious environments while also engaging in first person guerrilla action against hostile machine invaders. All the while you are trying to understand where they originated from, what their purpose is, and where the local population has disappeared off to, while simultaneously scavenging for weapons and equipment to fight them back.
1st Year Anniversary Update
In general, there are a few goals with the Anniversary Update: add new gameplay features as well as celebrate all our players, whether you’re just joining us or have been with us for a while. We’ll outline the main features in just a second, but it’s worth mentioning that these features, like others we’ve created, were put together based on player feedback. While not every idea from the community makes it into the game, we strive to pull out ones that we think will help improve the experience for everyone while also aligning with the ideas and goals that we as developers have for the game. With that said, let’s dig into those details!
The first exciting addition to the game that we’d like to talk about is the introduction of crafting as a feature! In this update, we’re rolling out the first iteration of the crafting system which allows you to add bonus stats to any of the apparel that you own. This means that instead of hoping for a randomly dropped apparel item to have a bonus stat on it, you can now apply a bonus to your favorite apparel pieces! There are a variety of potential bonuses you can imbue your clothing with, including bullet damage resistance or a noise reduction bonus. You’ll have to gather the appropriate materials though, which can be found throughout the world such as inside houses, in containers, recycled from existing items in your inventory, or dropped from the machines you find yourself battling. So, start hunting for these new items to make yourself even more of a threat to the Machines!
Speaking of threats, we know that there are a wide variety of players out there that enjoy games in different ways. Some of those ways relate to how challenging a game can be. For certain players, they like to push themselves to beat overwhelming odds while others, like myself, prefer to enjoy the story and not have to worry too much about the combat challenge. With this update, we are giving you the ability to choose that difficulty level for yourself , as well as decide if you’d like the difficulty level to scale with the number of players in your game. This means you’ll have multiple ways to tailor your experience, whether you are alone or teaming up with friends!
We’ve come a long way since the launch of Generation Zero and we wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for our fans. Your feedback inspires us and pushes us to do better every day. So, thank you for joining us in Östertörn and thank you for a great first year! We hope you continue to join us for the rest of 2020!