Toy Sports PAX West 2022 Preview FT Umbilical
When it comes to games you can play as a family, the list is pretty short; Now, that’s not to say there aren’t viable options, but when you compare it to the gaming industry as a whole, that’s a small part. Yes, there are games for children, but few games that parents can play with their children. When you think of family games, what do you think of? Most people would say a Nintendo title or a Schell Games title; some will say Minecraft, RobloxWhere fall guys. All of these options are popular, but now an upcoming game called sports games seeks to add his name to this exclusive list.
At PAX West 2022, we caught up with DX Gameworks to preview their two upcoming games, sports games and Umbilical. Unfortunately, the Umbilical build had issues and was therefore removed from the show, but the devs were kind enough to show us the game in their dev kit. Before embarking on sports gameslet’s talk about the umbilical.
Umbilical is a top-down Metroidvania shooter. From what we saw, the game didn’t look like a shooter, but that was just the first level. The game focuses on the connection between human and drone. This connection is the life force that allows humans to survive in the non-hospitable world. As the umbilical cord is stretched, the energy between the human and the drone recharges more slowly. The parasites of the planet seek to sever the cord and take the energy for themselves.
From what we could see, the player will need to be strategic about how long they extend from the drone. The energy that lights the way is the same energy used to open doors and fight enemies. As the player moves through the level, there are a variety of mysteries to uncover. Each mystery can help the player later, including the possibility of a second drone.
Hopefully the next time we meet DX Gameworks the game will be playable by those present. The dark atmospheric look mixed with the management style will inspire players to think constructively while almost feeling a primal feel to survive.
It’s not often that we agree with the description of a game on Steam; however, sports games‘ Steam’s description is relevant. Here’s its description, and then we’ll talk about our experience with the game.
With Toy Sports, you will return to an exciting and very special place: your childhood memories. Now is YOUR time to be the toy you love, drive cars, participate in various sports for points, prizes and glory. Prepare your engines and play with the whole family!
sports games seeks to bring back the imagination and creativity we all had as children in a new video game. Inspired by a variety of popular family friend games such as Mario Kart, fall guysand Roblox, DX Gameworks creates a game for parents to play with their children. PAX West 2022 sports games demo contained a variety of game modes to test. When we met DX Gameworks, it was during the lunch break, when many people were going to get food. So, instead of going up against average players, we went up against developers and regular players.
Seeing the passion on the faces of the developers as they fought or lost actually gave us joy. Not because we had won a round, but rather because they witnessed our pleasure in playing. The game took some getting used to as I haven’t played it in a while Mario Kart or other racing games. However, we had fun with it. There were a few technical issues, but those issues actually made the game more comical. Rather than focusing on a competitive nature, the game is meant to be healthier family fun.
Both of these games still need a bit of work, but each will bring its own unique twist when released. Be sure to check them both out.