Summary: Shadowgrounds Survivor tells the story of three survivors who join forces with the last remaining human resistance in the heated battle against the ongoing alien onslaught. The atmosphere and gameplay mechanics of the original make a return armed with a new feature set!
Excerpt: Shadowgrounds (formerly known as Preyground) is an epic sci-fi shooter that combines addictive old school gameplay and modern technology creating one big nasty alien-battling carnage festival. Aliens? Oh yeah! :) The game is set in the near future and pits you against oncoming alien hordes who are invading a colony base on Jupiter's moon Ganymede.
Excerpt: In Shadowgrounds you play a mechanic stationed at a base on Ganymede who soon finds himself trapped in the base when nasty aliens decide to take over. A deserted and isolated space station with power issues and overrun with vicious aliens bent on slaughtering a lone but well-armed hero?
Excerpt: In a not too distant future humanity has decided to expand into space. Ganymede, JupiterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s largest moon, was chosen, and after a number of years automated machinery had arrived and made it relatively safe for people to stay there. You play a senior mechanic at a space station, an unlikely hero who finds himself trapped on a planet where aliens have started popping out from the woodwork.
Excerpt: Based on recent movies and computer games, I don't think I ever want to have a job on a planet outside Earth. Nothing good ever happens out there. Mars has certainly been a favorite topic, and now even Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter, seems unsafe. But still, all this planet hopping makes a fertile ground for computer games, especially shooters. Shadowgrounds is a bit of a throwback to days when your character was viewed through a top down window.
Conclusion: If I had to describe in one word the high point of this game, it would be Atmosphere. This game has it by the mega tonne. Though this is not high budget or high tech, the developers have used the elements at their disposal to their best effect, and the result is something undeniably fun to play.