Fortnight – Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 Sandbox Survival Game Gets New Gameplay Trailer
Epic Games have showed off the Fortnight at Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference today, and also released a gameplay trailer which can be viewed below:
Fortnite is centred on a scavenge by day and fight by night scenario. It will be the first game from Epic to utilize Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 and is currently set for release in 2015.
Fortnite is described as a co-op sandbox survival game
The game is about exploration, scavenging items, building fortified structures, and fighting waves of encroaching monsters. Players will work together to scavenge items they can use for building by day to build their fort, and by night defend it from the zombies. Building will be a core mechanic in the game, and there will be “a lot of loot” buried within.
Players can build and edit each wall of their fort with a 3×3 grid, lay down stairs, roofs, and windows, sculpting them to suit a particular need. Epic Games Poland (formerly known as Epic Games’s subsidiary People Can Fly) will also be working on the title. Due to these gameplay element, the game is described as “Minecraft meets Left 4 Dead” by Tim Sweeney, the founder of Epic Games.
Other notable Unreal Engine 4 projects include the gorgeous Absention, a new survival horror title inspired by true survival horror greats such as Resident Evil, Eternal Darkness and Silent Hill so fans can expect a mixture of mental challenge, intense gameplay, and immersive environments.
Ad Infinitum is a first-person survival horror adventure set in a surreal world during WWI. It is built on the Unreal Engine 4 and is currently under development for the PC.
Downward is a beautiful first person parkour based, scenery open-world adventure set during the Middle Ages, after that the events depicted in the Book of Revelation of St. John took their course. ARK: Survival Evolved, is a multiplayer first person survival game coming to Early Access in June 2015, with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions planned for 2016.
A talented French artist, known as Koola, has delivered hyper realistic real-time architectural visualizations using Unreal Engine 4.
Taking advantage of both the power and accessibility of UE4, the results of his work have wowed colleagues and has garnered attention from the international press and the Unreal team at Epic. Earlier this year Koola became the very first recipient of the inaugural Unreal Dev Grants program, a financial development fund designed to incentivize and reward innovative projects designed in Unreal Engine 4.