The first game that will be releasing as part of the Microsoft Game Studio’s GameFeast promotion is Hydrophobia, which will be available on September 29, for 1200 MSPoints (or $15).
Set in the near future when the world has become massively over-populated, Hydrophobia takes place aboard the â€œQueen of the Worldâ€, a city sized ship sailing the globe as home to the wealthy elite escaping the chaos of the outside world. 2051. The world has become consumed by the ever rising tide of the global population flood. Fertile land has been reclaimed by rising oceans and expanding deserts, resulting in famine and poverty on an unprecedented scale. Water is now mankindâ€™s most valuable resource, and conflict erupts wherever it flows.
A new political and ideological struggle has arisen. On one side are the Malthusians, who seek to control and reduce the global population. On the other the Cornucopians, who want to find a technological solution to feed it. As desperation turns to despair, extremists on both sides are emerging.
An epic backstory reveals the rise of Neo-Malthusian terrorists, who are intent on controlling the world population. The great vessel is attacked, and as systems engineer Kate Wilson, you must use every tool at your disposal to survive and escape the flooding lower decks.
Hydrophobia is powered by the revolutionary HydroEngine, the worldâ€™s first true fluid dynamics game engine, which models flowing water to be- have realistically, resulting in dynamic and dramatic gameplay.
Some of the features or highlights of the game include:
- Unique â€œflow combatâ€ delivers incredible immersive gameplay.
- Unleash floating oil fires, electricity, and the power of the water to wipe out enemies.
- Engage the enemy above and below the waves seamlessly.
- Utilize Kateâ€™s flexy-screen MAVI (Mobile Auto- mated Visual Interface) to outwit the dynamic AI.