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Rob Bowling details Human Element, Ouya prequels & more

Friday, 3rd August 2012 09:16 GMT By Dave Cook

Rob Bowling, ex-Infinity Ward creative strategist and founder of start-up Robotoki has spilled the beans on his new zombie game Human Element. The game won’t be out until 2015, but it’s getting a raft of Ouya-exclusive prequels.

Speaking with Eurogamer, Bowling explained that creating the Human Element prequels on an open platform like Ouya will help Robotoki play around with new mechanics and decide what to keep for the full 2015 release.

“With each episode I really want to focus the scope around either a specific mechanic or an experience that we’re trying to deliver,” Bowling explained, “Say episode one could be focused on the fortification aspect of survival; finding your location, finding supplies, building fortifications to secure it, building alarm systems within it so you know when it’s breached.”

Bowling continued, “Nailing what makes that fun and exciting and thrilling in a survival scenario. And then once we do that in episode one, episode two could be completely different.”

However, “Episode two could be focused on going out in this world, dealing with that human element much more. Dealing with other survivors, dealing with the moral choices you need to make when you come across scenarios, knowing that you could always fall back to that safe haven you built in the first episode.”

Check out the full interview here.

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