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[News] Payback Playable Demo Available!ANN.lu
Posted on 08-Feb-2001 02:08 GMT by James Daniels45 comments
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Apex Designs have released a playable demo of Payback. The full game is due to be released in less than a week.

If you'd always wondered what it would be like to be a master criminal, then Payback is the game for you. It's entirely non-linear - to complete a level you simply have to obtain a certain number of points - how you get those points is entirely up to you; you can do what the local kingpin tells you, uncover secret missions or just go on a mad killing spree. There are lots of hidden surprises to discover, so you'll have to play the game through several times to find all the extras.

As you'll have probably guessed, the game is inspired by Grand Theft Auto, but every effort has been put in to make sure that Payback beats GTA in every way. The game engine supports perspective correct texture mapping, environment mapping (reflections), bump mapping, realistic shadows, alpha-channelling (lens flares, explosions and shockwaves), 12 channel 3D sound and realistic physics. The game will also be translated into several languages. This is a game that all Amigans can be proud of.

Features of the full game include:

  • Perspective correct texture mapping.
  • Environment mapped cars
  • Bump-mapped reflections
  • Realistic physics model
  • Advanced alpha-channelling effects. (Check out those explosions and lens flares!)
  • 3 huge cities to explore.
  • Dozens of vehicles to drive, each with their own unique handling characteristics. Includes trucks, cars, buses, boats, tanks and a few other surprises!
  • Motion captured human animation.
  • Realistic real-time shadows.
  • Non-linear mission structure.
  • Advanced 3d audio system: Stereo, 12 channels, tracks up to 500 sounds, realistically simulates doppler effect and inverse-square law.
  • Runs well on an 040/25 - and is even better on faster machines!
  • Multiplayer mode with support for up to 4 players.
  • CD32 and PSX joypad support.
  • Graphics card support at resolutions of up to 1280x1024.

As soon as it becomes available, you will be able to buy the full game at:

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