New Screens and Art from The War of the Worlds GameSeptember 20, 2011
Two in-game screenshots and one piece of concept art from the upcoming War of the Worlds has been released. They show one of the early levels in the game, Paddington Station. Arthur Clarke, the protagonist, has just awoken from a train crash in the station caused by unknown invaders.
The War of the Worlds is inspired by the classic H.G. Wells novel, and retold as a single player, 2D action-adventure. The gameplay narrative parallels the timeline and events from the 1953 movie adaptation, but introduces a new story arc, characters, locations, and sub-plots. With gameplay paying homage to classic cinematic platformers such as Out of This World, Prince of Persia, Flashback and Heart of Darkness, players follow the exploits of an unknown everyman struggling to escape the Martian invasion of London and rescue his family. Forced to think through insurmountable odds, players will outsmart an army of alien tripods, spiders and drones as they make their way through a landscape of total devastation.