Published on October 28th, 2009 | by simeon0
Recently I got to speak to Bert Jennings one of the Producers on Scivelation about the Apocalyptic action game Scivelation. I want to thank Bert for taking the time to answer our questions.
GVK: What is the background and setting for the game?
In the distant future, humanity is brought to its knees by the Apocalyptic
fulfillment of the “End of Days.” Though many scriptures and prophecies
foretold the ultimate confrontation between the forces of good and evil, no
one could have predicted that the two would eliminate each other and leave
the world in ruins, without a victor..without a leader. From the ashes of
this catastrophic event, a new global government, known as the Regime
creates a militaristic dictatorship to spread its oppressive ideologies
throughout the worlds and demands unquestioned subservience from its
Yet, there are a brave few who refuse to “fall in line”
with the Regime’s global vision. Known simply as the Resistance, this band
of freedom fighters seek to liberate the world from the Regime’s tyranny.
United in their efforts to stop this oppressive force, around the globe,
Resistance cells disrupt the Regimes war machine and bring truth to a world
otherwise molded by propaganda.
GVK: What are some of the locales gamers will see in the game?
Gamers will see many great, futurist locals based of present day cities.
This allows for both a sense of familiarity as well as offering a new
exciting look. For example, many cities have monuments that are easily
recognizable. However, these monuments have been created to properly
demonstrate a post-Apocalypse existence.
GVK: What are some of the weapons we will see and will there be alt fire
The beauty about setting a game in the future is that we can create weapons
that players have never seen before in conventional shooters. Scivelation,
of course, will feature ballistic weapons but there are many weapons that
tap into the “Science Fiction” vein of creativity. However, I cannot go
into the details of these weapons at the moment.
GVK: Will vehicles be used in the game?
Yes, there are several moments in the game where the player will be able to
drive and fire from vehicles and this will be crucial to the player’s
GVK: What forms of multiplayer does the game include and will there be co-op
Scivelation will have a great multiplayer that will allow players to come
together and play different competitive modes. Unfortunately with the
current depth of the story it is impossible to have a co-op mode without
watering down the game’s experience.
GVK: What engine is the game using and what are some of the new features it
will offer gamers?
Currently the game is using the Unreal III Engine. The benefit of this is
that the Engine is very familiar and accepted by gamers.
GVK: What can you tell us about the A.I. in the game?
All enemies in the game have their own combat protocols and strategies that
they implement during combat. For example, soldier and Police soldiers will
employ military tactics against their foes. However, mob characters will be
more aggressive and swarm their opponents with their numbers.
GVK: Blending action with a detailed plot can always be tricky. How have you
attempted to create this element, and will scripted events be a part of the
That is a very good question. Thankfully there is an excellent team of
writers who are ensuring that making the transition from action to story is
fluid and exciting. Scripted moments can always be a challenge to make sure
that they don’t remove the player from the experience. However, when
implemented properly, scripted moments allow for intriguing scenarios that
could not be created otherwise.
GVK: What are the biggest obstacles you faced in creating the game and the
Personally, my biggest thing about games is having an amazing story to play
through. Obviously making exciting gameplay is a must and very challenging.
Unfortunately, I have played a lot of games that were great on mechanics but
if there is not a great story.then why even play. That being said, we’ve
worked really hard to make sure that the story of Scivelation will blow
GVK: What are some of the enemies players will face and will there be Boss
The Regime represents a major threat to the main characters, and the player
will battle them throughout the game. These forces range from low level
soldiers to upper echelon Special Forces. However, the main characters will
also battle opponents unique to each location that they visit. As for Boss
battles, the player will also fight a wide array of combatants. These
opponents are unique and represent major accomplishments to the player once
they defeat them.
GVK: What formats will the game be released on?
Scivelation will be release on PC and the next-gen consoles.