Introducing Provocator

Wednesday 27.05.2015

For the most part of the year 2014, Frak was prototyping and learning new techniques about what we could do on mobile platforms and also in the realm of virtual reality. But now the time has come to come out of the closet and introduce the world to our fighting game project that is steaming ahead at an enormous speed!

The game is called PROVOCATOR (work title). It is a 2D tournament fighting game for iOS and Android devices. The game is based on Universal Fighting Engine (UFE) but Provocator is more than just your average tournament fighter. It is a fighting game with a solid storyline and with some RPG elements!

The story of the game is about a young girl called Alia who is destined to be the bloodiest Gladiatrix in history. Set in the first century, the story begins in a small village of Vandal, Germania where Alia is trained to be a Gladiatrix. From there she will begin her journey through the ancient Roman empire, which leads Alia and her friends all the way to the sands of the Colosseum! It is up to the player to help Alia accomplish her adventure and the road is filled with peril and deception...

Provocator work in progress screencap
Provocator work in progress screencap
Provocator will have a single player story campaign, two players local tournament mode and also a network tournament mode, which enables player to fight against his friends online. Two players local tournament will include "AR arena", a special augmented reality arena that brings the fights to to the real world!

The basic gameplay consists mainly about the fights, bloody fights. First you select your weapon, then you enter the arena. You can hit, kick, slash and dash your opponent or throw daggers at him to mention the few fighting techniques. After you beat your opponent the Caesar Caligula's thumb appears on the screen. The thumb is either up or down to seal the opponent's destiny. You can choose to obey the Caesar or not to. See what happens, but be careful what you choose, it can effect the storyline...

Provocator work in progress screencap
Provocator work in progress screencap
Your character gains experience points on the weapon used in the battle. With the experience points you can improve your fighting skills to make more damage on your opponent and  unlock special moves!
Provocator work in progress screencap
Provocator work in progress screencap
Provocator marks the debut production from Frak, which is a Finnish game developing company from Tampere. Provocator has a team of five developers and a few trainees.

Provocator will hit the app store and play store later this year! Stand by for more info!
  
Provocator conceptual cut scene art
Author: Ville Lähde