November 30, 2009

Brink demo video now available

We've covered Brink before on The Goozex Report. First, in this preview of Brink from the show floor of PAX 2009, then, in an interview with Splash Damage Creative Director, Richard Ham.

Well, if you still haven't heard of it, Brink is a first-person shooter from Splash Damage and Bethesda Softworks which is coming to PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Set in the not-too-distant future, a floating, man-made city holds the key to man's survival until it's plunged into a bloody civil war.

Now, thanks to this video from, everyone can see what we saw at shows like E3 and PAX.

As the CEO and Game Director of Splash Damage, Paul Wedgwood, walks us through a small area, you can get a good look at the SMART movement system and see how this takes ideas present in a game like Mirror's Edge and builds them into a proper shooter. However, the movement system is only the least most interesting thing about Brink as it promises to blend single and multiplayer together into one, seamless experience. You can either play as a faction of Ark inhabitants on the inside, holding down the fort, or fighting your way in, completing mission objectives with your friends via the Internet against living opponents who will determine how the game turns out. It's an ambitious project and, hopefully, will be fully ready by Fall 2010.