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Journey into Necropolis with the creator of Shadowrun

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Necropolis, which blends third-person combat with procedurally generated dungeons and presents it all with very stylish animation, just released the first look at its gameplay, with a series of screenshots and .gifs. Necropolis is a work of Harebrained Schemes, the studio founded by Jordan Weisman, the creator of Shadowrun, and other series.

Necropolis, according to its factsheet, places the player in command of an adventurer infiltrating a looting "a huge complex constructed by magic." Those who enter and perish end up working for this machine, either "repurposed as Automatons" or operating the machinery that changes the dungeon. The game is planned for release on Windows PC, Mac and Linux, with console versions listed as "TBD" for now.

It's something of a high concept, so these images should help piece together what Necropolis is going for.

There's plenty more on the game to be seen here, and for those who are going to be in Boston in two weeks, the game will be showcased at PAX East March 6-8.

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