Atlas Reactor’s revival is actually a story-driven co-op game that was part of original prototyping

    
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Atlas Reactor’s revival is actually a story-driven co-op game that was part of original prototyping

Gamigo surprised a lot of gamers this week when a number of confirmed Twitter accounts started stirring the pot for a return of Atlas Reactor, the turn-based strategic team PvP game that it sunsetted last year. However, developer announcements from a community-built Discord of the game have now unveiled that this Atlas Reactor will be an entirely different game — one that first came up during prototyping and development of the original title.

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The so-called Alliance project uses the same gameplay of Atlas Reactor but in a narrative-focused four-player co-op title, which was plucked by former lead class designer Colin Krausnick and presented to Gamigo when the publisher started shopping around for games that could be developed internally with a small team. Gamigo then reached out to a number of former Atlas Reactor devs, and the Alliance project started to take shape as its own title.

The game’s former CM further clarified that the new title will be “turn-based, rogue-lite, and PvE,” with the hopes that the game will draw in an even bigger audience than Atlas Reactor did.

Further details about this new title will be shared next week, including information about gameplay features, while the game itself will first enter early access at some time in the future.

source: Discord

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kajidourden

Nice. Atlas Reactor was very good, so I have hope for this spinoff.

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John Buczek

I’m actually really looking forward to this. I enjoyed the original even though I am not a PVP player, so moving to a Co-op focus is a good move IMO. I’ll definitely keep an eye on it.

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Hayn82

I hope with Atlas Reactor returning as a co-op game it will has a better run for we all know how hard to maintain PVP game without massive population like the original Atlas Reactor

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Malcolm Swoboda

Interested but Gamigo.

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Jim Bergevin Jr

Well this certainly is interesting. Atlas Reactor became my all time favorite Competitive game … And I’m not a big PvP player. It was well balanced and very strategic. What made it even better was the PvE component that allowed for co-op battles, as well as for a single-player experience with adjustable bots fighting with and against you. If that portion of the game is what is going to be the focus, then it will be a welcome return.

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Sorenthaz

Cool, I wouldn’t mind a co-op game in that same gameplay vein.

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I guess that’s great for the people that liked the game, I personally did not like the turn-based combat and did not even play it. If it was real time hack and slash, I might have played it.

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James Balmer

How can you not like something if you haven’t tried it? Also, it’s very strange to comment something would have been better in your own preferred gameplay style. Do you also comment this on card games? Or non-combat games? Or side scrollers?

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I’ve played games like Dofus and Wakfu, I’ve been playing Heroes of Might and Magic III since 1999 for 21 years already and I’ve played some similar games like XCOM. The reason I still play HoMM3 is because there are many mods for it as well as other things to do in it outside of the combat, whereas this is not the case with Atlas Reactor.

I did not spend much time in Dofus or Wakfu, because the turn-based combat made it really tedious and made the overall progress in the game really slow. I have played XCOM and XCOM 2 to a certain point, but ultimately gave up after probably 2-3 sessions.

With that said, I hope this sheds some light on the matter for you as to why I don’t have any interest in Atlas Reactor and I don’t need to waste my time trying it in order to find out. Also the fact that the game already shut down once, means it was never anything remarkable.

Do you make such petty assumptions about everybody and everything?

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Bruno Brito

Do you make such petty assumptions about everybody and everything?

Pot. Kettle. Black. You assumed the game was boring without playing, he assumed you were a shallow person who makes up reasons without playing.

Those who speak what they want, hear what they don’t want.

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I didn’t assume the game is boring, I knew it was boring just by looking at footage of it and knowing what genres it encompasses. Why should I waste my time when I just look at something and already know it’s not my cup of tea? Do you play every Hentai game out there even though you hate Hentai only to have the right to say it’s not to your liking?

Whether a game is interesting or boring is subjective. Even if all the players but one hated it, and this one person thought it was the best game they played in their life it still means that the game was interesting to someone, but that also doesn’t change the fact that it shut down, because of low interest rates.

If you look on Crucible’s forums, there are people who liked it, but despite that the majority did not and that affected the future of the game negatively.

It’s also proven that relaunched games that did poorly on their initial launch almost never do better, and every exception just proves the rule. So whether Atlas Reactor relaunches, it will be met with the same mediocre reception as the first time, despite the fact that someone will probably end up enjoying it immensely.

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Bruno Brito

Why should I waste my time when I just look at something and already know it’s not my cup of tea?

Not your cup of tea =/= bad or boring. Learn how to depersonalize your argument.

And i don’t play Hentai games but i’m highly sure there are some good ones out there. I just don’t feel like playing it. There’s a huge difference between me not liking something and that thing being bad. Gamigo is an awful company but AR was a gem.

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Ixax

he assumed you were a shallow person who makes up reasons without playing.

Except James Balmer didn’t make that assumption.

In response to Allwynd’s comment in which he stated he didn’t play Atlas Reactor, James Balmer wrote:

How can you not like something if you haven’t tried it? Also, it’s very strange to comment something would have been better in your own preferred gameplay style. Do you also comment this on card games? Or non-combat games? Or side scrollers?

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It’s called assuming and you’re all are being pretty pitiful about this. xD

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Bruno Brito

Yeah, and you assumed wrong because you’re someone who judges things without even trying them.

So, again: Pot. Kettle. Black. Keep calling us pitiful while pretending you’re not looking yourself on a mirror.

“ecksdee”

Pathetic.

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Bruno Brito

Allwynd can defend themselves, thank you very much.

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I am more interested in this than I was for the original Atlas Reactor, as long as Gamigo doesn’t muck the monetization up somehow.

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squid

Why not both?

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Maltroth

Just for setting the record straight. This is not a new discord server, it was created back in 2016 when Atlas Reactor started its early access and is community-driven. Gamigo just came to it to announce it to the old fanbase.

Thanks!