May 20, 2024

A brief Star Wars fan recreation a couple of stormtrooper preventing off his undead comrades (and its sequel set on Endor) have each gone viral on-line as followers notice {that a} horror recreation set within the fashionable sci-fi franchise could be superior.

Deathtroopers is a brief, fan-developed Unreal Engine recreation that appears partially impressed by an previous Star Wars e-book of the identical identify. And like that e-book, the essential plot of the sport is {that a} ship stuffed with Imperial stormtroopers is overrun by a zombie-like plague that turns the troopers into undead monsters. Within the recreation, you play as a lone trooper who arrives on the ship after it has been infested. You need to survive the zombie stormtroopers who now inhabit the vessel. Good luck!

Captain40k / Stefano Cagnani

Developed by Stefano Cagnani, Deathtroopers is obtainable on indie storefront Itch.io when it launched again in November 2023. However it just lately blew up after popular content creator GmanLives tweeted about the short game, exposing the fan creation to a big viewers.

Nonetheless, whereas the unique Deathtroopers goes viral, don’t sleep on Cagnani’s sequel, which launched earlier this 12 months. Deathtroopers The Outpost follows a unique stormtrooper who lands on the forested moon of Endor and discovers {that a} comparable zombie plague has unfold the world over, turning each troopers and Ewoks into nasty monsters.

Right here’s some gameplay courtesy of Itch.io’s official YouTube account:

Itch.io / Stefano Cagnani

Whereas the sport’s overly lengthy (and unskippable) intro is annoying, as soon as I acquired into the motion I had a good time blasting away zombie stormtroopers utilizing Star Wars weapons. It’s undoubtedly not essentially the most polished recreation I’ve performed, nevertheless it’s a stable instance of how a horror recreation may very well be an ideal addition to the franchise. I’d play an even bigger model of this fan recreation, for positive!

I’m not alone, as loads of different gamers have left constructive feedback on the official Itch.io pages for each Star Wars video games. Others have posted on-line about how they didn’t notice how a lot they wished a genuinely scary horror recreation set within the Star Wars universe till trying out Deathtroopers. Personally, I’d like to see a Resident Evil 4-like zombie recreation set in Star Wars. Make it non-canon, have enjoyable with it, and if it’s successful, flip it into an entire franchise. Folks beloved that fun-but-kind-of-creepy Ewok hunt mode in EA’s Battlefront II. And folk are digging these two brief fan video games. Give the folks what they need and make an official, non-canon Star Wars horror recreation.

Deathtroopers and its Endor-based sequel are each out now on Itch.io on PC. You may obtain them without spending a dime or pay no matter worth you need.

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