Prodeus: Reveal Trailer for Retro First Person Shooter

Prodeus is an ultra violent FPS with modern sensibilities. Check out its reveal trailer:

Prodeus Reveal Trailer

We’re not entirely sure what’s fuelling the resurgence of ’90s-style first-person games (it may be delayed fallout from the success of the 2016 Doom revival), but we do know that it continues with the reveal of Prodeus

Indie developers Mike Voeller and Jason Mojica describe Prodeus as an old-school shooter with some modern sensibilities. It’s not entirely clear what that means from a gameplay perspective, but if recent games of this type are any indication, we’re assuming that Prodeus will feature such gameplay features as an improved navigation system, less obscure puzzles, and overall smoother controls. 

However, Prodeus‘ visuals certainly exemplify what the developers are hoping to achieve with this project. In fact, Prodeus features some of the most fascinating visuals we’ve seen in an indie shooter in quite some time. While the game doesn’t look particularly special in screenshots, footage of the title reveals a strange mix of old-school pixelated visuals coupled with a surprisingly smooth framerate and more modern special effects. 

It’s almost like a ’90s FPS developer gained access to modern technology and did what they could to develop a game with it based on their understandings of the design principles of the time. It’s a bit unnerving at first, but it’s a step above the purely old-school visuals we typically see in games like this. We’re less certain about the crowded HUD, but there’s always time to tweak that. 

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Of course, this is still an old-school FPS at its core. That means that you can expect an extreme level of violence, over-the-top guns, and plenty of monster closet situations designed to test your reflexes and abilities. 

If the brilliant Ion Maiden didn’t quite scratch your itch for a classic FPS shooter with over-the-top action to spare, then we’d suggest keeping an eye on Prodeus as we approach the game’s 2019 release date. 

Matthew Byrd is a staff writer for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days trying to pitch deep-dive analytical pieces about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an increasingly perturbed series of editors. You can read more of his work here or find him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014