Washington DC, year 2043 in a future that shares elements with other Sci-Fi products. This premise should be enough to present “PROJECT NANO”, a game internally called “Blueprint” by Epic Games.
This title could be the new upcoming franchise from Epic, creators of Gears of War & Unreal.
Enjoy this sneak peek:
The downtown area is drenched in layer of heavy acidic POLLUTION. Beneath the choking smog is perpetual night where children don gasmasks to play. If you could clamber five stories above street level, one might glimpse the sun. The city expands sideways and slipshod above the pollution. The rooftops are connected by crisscrossed highways made from bits and pieces, whatever works to stay above the soup.
South-East: The TENTH is a ruined crater. Concrete slabs float in a soup of nanobots. Shorn high-rises, gnarled with rebar and rubble, claw at the sky. Thin figures dart between rubble and fog.
North: METACORPS headquarters. The enormous towers are resplendent in the day; a sentinel that shadows the capital. A handful of gleaming A-Grav cruisers buzz around its platforms. From the Capitol, they look like flies.
LYRIK, 23, muscular, eyes slightly brighter than Napoleon’s Tomb, balances on a flagpole above the smog. She bounces on her perch and glares at MetaCorps’ HQ. So much energy on show that she seems caged within her skin. Standing on the roof behind her, OWEN calmly lights a cigarette. His brow darkens while he breathes smoke, so goddamned impatient. They hear the rebel signal they’ve been waiting for: the thud of an easterly explosion. “Time to move,” Owen says but Lyrik has already leapt six stories down into the polluted cloud and she’s gone. Owen sucks his teeth, flicks his cigarette, and takes his own plunge to the murk below.
The following trailer is a mixture of several scenes from different movies showing what we should expect about the game. These types of videos are usually used to give an overall view of the universe of the game and its design to the investors so they can decide whether to green lit or not.
Here you have two more clips where you can see Project Nano/Blueprint running on Unreal Engine 3. As you can see, the game is in a very early state of development:
This new franchise might consist in a trilogy of games, all of them headed to next gen consoles with strong focus on mobile and social connectivity.
|NANO 1||NANO 2||NANO 3|
|Basic Social||Social +||Social ++|
|Basic Mobile||Mobile +||Mobile ++|
Main features for Blueprint:
- Co Op + MP Action game (Gears-size “sandbox” maps)
- 10-12 hours SP
- 2 Main Characters (AI Assistant in SP): the first idea was a female character, Lyrik Syverson, and a male one called Owen MacKinnon, but it is very possible that the project will shift to 2 males characters (Owen and Sondo)
- “Bursting” abilities: New movement style, fast-paced, high energy, leverage pistol + melee
- Stranglehold gameplay done right with a cool universe + connectivity
- Use of gadgets: Density bandolier, Data Filters, B-Lieve Rig, Revive Pack, ThreatSuite, Handforge…
We are not sure if the project has been cancelled at this point or not, but we know that some of the assets/designs from this game/franchise were used in The Samaritan Tech Demo (you can watch again the demo and see Washington DC and Owen in it).
This capture belongs to Project Nano/Blueprint:
This capture belongs to Samaritan Tech Demo:
We will share a lot of new info about this project in new articles.