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MEG 9: Lost Echoes





Status Updates

2015-08-03: title added to greenlight with the title of 'MEG 9: Lost Echoes'
2015-08-13: status changed from 'Waiting' to 'Greenlit'
2016-06-03: item has been marked as Incompatable
2016-06-04: item has been marked as Compatable
2017-09-17: status changed from 'Greenlit' to 'Released'



Within the hostile environment of the Probability Aperture, a high-tech research complex called Horizon vanishes from the grid. In the darkness, surrounded by nightmarish creatures, a lone AI-construct triggers a distress call.

Take control of the Rig, a massive 10-ton remote-operated vehicle outfitted with the latest in military hardware, as you uncover the secrets that lay within the walls of Horizon.

MEG 9: Lost Echoes introduces players to brand new world of tactical-action, developed in collaboration with science-fiction author William Gibson.

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Expansive Game World


  • Within the walls of Horizon, a mystery lies hidden. Explore large facilities, beautiful oases, labyrinthine tunnels, and vast deserts in your search for the truth.


Narrative-Driven Campaign


  • Compelling single-player campaign within a unique new universe created with William Gibson, author of Neuromancer and The Peripheral.


Tactical Gameplay


  • The Rig is not indestructible: battles need to be chosen wisely, and fought intelligently. Choose an effective loadout, build defensive structures with MEG, and apply enhancing components to increase your chances of survival.


In-Depth Upgrade Systems


  • Customize and upgrade your Rig, weapons, defences, and MEG to suit your own playstyle, and prepare to face an unpredictable and relentless enemy, driven by an insatiable hunger.


MEG


  • Your only ally in the Aperture, MEG 9, is also your most valuable asset. MEG can collect parts to build deployable units, retrieve artifacts, and hack into various terminals within Horizon.




MEG 9: Lost Echoes takes place primarily inside the Probability Aperture, a dimensional disjunction generated by the multinational corporation Quantum Multiphasics: your employer. Throughout the game, players will pilot a remote operated Rig as they explore Horizon, a high-tech complex that has mysteriously gone dark.





The Aperture is home to many strange phenomena, the deadliest of which takes the form of the Corruption. As equipment and power sources are left exposed within the Aperture, mutations begin to take place. Material is gradually taken over by the Corruption and transformed into monstrous bio-mechanical creatures. Both intelligent and incredibly lethal, the Corrupted pose the biggest threat to operations within the Aperture, and need to be dealt with extreme caution.









As a freelancer, the player will be remotely conducting operations within the Probability Aperture via the Rig, one of the most advanced military vehicles ever developed. Recent improvements have eliminated the need for pilots to physically operate the vehicle, and now all functionality can be controlled remotely, with visuals being transmitted by a small drone that closely follows the vehicle at all times.







The Rig is an incredibly versatile vehicle, capable of being modified to suit the needs of any particular encounter. Two weapons can be simultaneously mounted along with one defensive module chosen from a pool of nine unique and completely upgradeable parts. Individual Rig components such as radar, inventory, and armour can also be enhanced. Making sure the Rig is outfitted and fully prepared for the dangers that reside within the Horizon facility is a key component to survival.





The latest in a line of Multi-function Extraction and Gathering units, MEG is a dependable robot tasked with assisting remote operators with tasks that they are unable to perform with just the Rig. MEG can interact with a wide variety of access points within Horizon, whether it be opening doors or even hacking basic machinery.





MEG can also salvage destroyed hostiles for parts, an important resource that can be used to construct deployable defences. These deployables, which include sentry guns, proximity mines, and energy walls, are instrumental in securing areas and holding back hordes of hostiles. Several new forms of deployables can be unlocked as the player pushes deeper into Horizon.