You Have To Win This Game With One Life before ‘perma-permadeath’ !
It is, indeed, an undeniable fact that the gaming world offers greater serendipity as compared to the real world. Phrasing differently, unlike the certain and absolute death in real life, games offer ways to have multiple lives, and even to escape from death.
This is, however, not true for the new game Upsilon Circuit. Dying in this ‘part gameshow, part role-playing game’ means a real death which simply means your capacities, as a player, become obsolescent. You die in Upsilon Circuit, and all your missions will remain incomplete. This interesting rule of the game is named by developers as ‘perma-permadeath’.
Eight participants (or players) can play the game simultaneously. The eight contestants are supposed to find the solutions of puzzles and fight with the monsters in course of searching for the Dream Tech Crystals.
Interestingly, the developers have proffered a lot of decisive power to the Audience. Though Audience members supply power to the players but even than the power usage is guided by the Audience’s discernment.
“When you are chosen to play, the world watches, and everyone has a hand in your journey, both friend and foe,” said Robot Love Kitty, developer of this new game.
When any of the contestants dies during their fight with monsters and adversaries, a member of the audience will replace them. The deceased contestant will never be able to play the game again.
So the audience seems having a strong share in almost all the aspects related to Upsilon Circuit. That is to say: they are the fellow players; they are the competitors; they are strategists; they are decision makers; and they are spectators.
The developers said:
“Simply put, the audience is part dungeon master, part strategist, and part judge and jury.”
The selection of the replacement contestants is done randomly. This uncertainty can bother few players who will be craving for their turn.
However, the developers are planning to introduce couple of minigames. So the audience members may enhance their chances of getting replaced with a dead contestant.
For more details about the game, check out the full interview from PC Gamer below: