Steam Early Access is a way for developers to release their game early (far sooner than would usually happen anyway) in order to get players to try it out, help find errors, and then release a more complete product. Now, another game has done exactly that in the form of Earthfall. Earthfall is a co-op shooter where players must survive an alien invasion that occurred after a massive meteor impacted the Earth.
The interesting part (as if aliens coming out of a meteor wasn’t interesting) is that the game features ordinary people just trying to survive. You and up to 3 other friends will get to fight together and try to survive the swarms of aliens that try to take you down, not just with guns, but with strategy.
You see, though Earthfall is a first-person shooter, it’s also a strategy game. You’ll use the environment and items you have to try and create ways to kill the aliens more efficiently. For example, you’ll be able to use barricades to funnel the aliens into one spot. Or, you can build turrets to help you mow them down as they approach.
That doesn’t mean your arsenal is lacking though. On the contrary, you’ll be able to get 20 different weapons to use via a 3D printer. Creative no? Speaking of which, the final version of Earthfall will have multiple campaigns for you to participate in. Each one takes place in a different area with different goals to complete. There’s only one campaign available in this Steam Early Access version, but that could change soon.
The best part about this is that your experiences and feedback will help the team behind the game make Earthfall better. So don’t be afraid to dive deep into the bugs and errors and show what needs to be fixed. In fact, the team really wants you to do that.