While we’re pretty sure it’s not that simple, the makers of Guncraft seem intent on testing the theory, promising gamers an experience that blends an intense, multiplayer-based, first-person shooter with an infinitely customizable, cube-based building game. On the project’s Kickstarter page, developer Exato Games offers a brief description of the so-crazy-it-might-work Guncraft, which they’re hoping to release in beta for PCs this March, with a full launch in June.
Other games have touted having fully destructible environments, but you could never create craters in the ground, blow giant holes in the side of buildings, or kill someone by destroying the ground underneath them and dropping them to their untimely doom. We have that. Voxel engines allow us complete and total environmental destruction. But wait, that’s not all! We also have complete and total environmental CONSTRUCTION.
Not only can you build anything and everything using a variety of blocks, but you can also construct, what we call, Prefabs. These are full structures, custom-made by you, that can be placed in game if you have the resources for them. We also have rewards packages for kill streaks that allow you to build turrets, SAM sites, tanks, helicopters, drones, and much, much more.
Pushing the Call of Duty-meets-Minecraft mashup notion even further, Exato created a trailer (embedded below) for Guncraft based on the popular Modern Warfare 3 ad “The Vet & The Noob” that starred Sam Worthington and Jonah Hill. After watching it, it’s hard to deny that the game certainly has some potential.
According to Exato, the project is almost entirely funded already, but the developer is looking for $16,000 to finish it — and offering some interesting rewards for anyone who makes a Kickstarter donation.