Ex-Visceral Devs Attempt To Catch The Ark

After interviewing Gerry Sakkas about the dissolution of Melbourne's Visceral Studio, we were really keen to see precisely what he was working on with PlaySide, the studio he started in its wake. Now we know! And we think it looks promising.

Catch the Ark is an endless runner that pushes the flooded genre into the third dimension. The idea, as you can most likely deduce from the title, is to catch up to Noah's Ark, before the flood gets you and transforms you into a fossil. Visually, Catch the Ark is a real step above its competitors. We like the concept, and we also like the idea of a 3D endless runner. The iTunes App Store is full of endless runners, but Catch the Ark has a genuine point of difference.

PlaySide is made up of a group of ex-Visceral devs — it's great to see such quality games rise from the ashes of what must have been a brutal cancellation for these guys.


Comments

    uh, was there more to this article that got cut off or something?...

    It's kind of funny to see it all coming full circle. Next thing you know, they'll be adding a whole adventure game around these things and making the endless runner some kind of smaller, more "mini" game as a sequence within the larger game.

    Tongue-in-cheek aside, it's good to see Aussie devs landing back on their feet and working to push genres forward, rather than jumping on the clone bandwagon.

    "We like the concept, and we also like the idea of a 3D endless runner. The iTunes App Store is full of endless runners, but Catch the Ark has a genuine point of difference."

    Good to see they're still making games!

    That being said, I might be missing something, but isn't Temple Run a 3D endless runner? And didn't you veer left and right to collect coins while dodging stuff? That's exactly what I see in the screenshot and it doesn't exactly come across as very unique. Besides the fact that you're going after the arc before the flood gets you (as opposed to some monster chasing you), it doesn't really seem to offer anything very original yet.

    Looking forward to seeing videos! :)

    Damn you Serrels, I thought they were making a game about someone stealing the Ark of the Covenant - Indy style!

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