MINTROCKET Debuts Wakerunners Demo & Explosive New Gameplay Trailer at Steam Next Fest
SEOUL, South Korea (February 5th, 2024)— To celebrate their participation in this month’s Steam Next Fest, MINTROCKET is proud to share the demo of their upcoming top-down team battle game, Wakerunners, which will be available from today until the festival’s conclusion on Monday, February 12th. To accompany the release, the Korean developer has also shared the title’s first gameplay trailer, which highlights swift battles in sci-fi arenas and the unique combat abilities of the game’s diverse cast of characters. Join the battle today by visiting the official Wakerunners Steam page, and watch the gameplay trailer below!
Wakerunners is a 4v4 and 5v5 action game set in a dystopian sci-fi future, where a ravaged Earth is now the site of skirmishes between surviving factions.
“In contrast to the MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) genre where growth factors and strategies take center stage, Wakerunners emphasizes close-quarters combat, focusing on player reflexes and control of acceleration and deceleration mechanics, as combatants glide across battle arenas at high speeds” said ChaeHyun Lim, Game Director of Wakeunners.
There are five different game modes and seven unique playable characters available in the Steam Next Fest demo, the former of which include: Team Deathmatch Mode, Raider Mode, Control Conquest Mode, Command Siege Mode, and Escort Mode. Wakerunners offers a variety of characters, each with unique abilities, personas, and battle styles. Players have the ability to swap characters mid-battle, which allows them to strategically use a variety of skills throughout a battle.
Regarding the Wakerunners development team within MINTROCKET, Lim clarified that their team is distinct from other development projects (such as Dave the Diver and NAKWON: LAST PARADISE):
“The studio is comprised of several distinct development teams, each with the freedom to work on projects we are passionate about. The studio can't be pigeonholed or restricted into one genre. However, we are united by a common goal to create immersive experiences that bring joy to players worldwide.”
The Wakerunners demo is available now until February 12th, 2024 at 6pm PST. Players who would like to stay up to date on Wakerunners news can wishlist the game on Steam, follow the game on Twitter, and join the community on Discord. For more information on Wakerunners, check out the Mintrocket website.