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While it's renamed to “Winterfall”, one of the community maps made for Reverb Publishing and Exato Games' Guncraft is based on the popular wintery town of Winterfell from George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones. The map, along with many others, is featured in a new promo trailer that celebrates the community contributions and custom maps made for the first-person shooter, Guncraft.
Already gamers seem to be aiming to craft the same sort of complex and massive scale maps that made Minecraft so popular. I would love to see some giant sky-rise cityscapes and maybe maps that focus on rolling hills or desert scenarios. I haven't played the game in quite some time so maybe the maps are there I just haven't introduced my playtime to their presence.
In any case, I love the idea that this is essentially Minecraft in Battlefield. I love the vehicular combat and the team-based gameplay mechanics, as well as the vast amounts of destruction and versatility offered in the gameplay. It's some neat stuff. There are elements to Guncraft that I believe allow it to excel beyond what was achieved with Minecraft.
The new trailer, however, wasn't just tossed out just to be tossed out, the trailer has arrived just a week before the official launch of Guncraft on Steam, which is set to release August 9th.
Directly competing with Ace of Spades, Guncraft is a game that aims to combine some of the fast paced gunfights from Call of Duty with the “Levolution” from a game like Battlefield and the emergent, creative design aspects and survival game modes present in titles like Minecraft.
If you're still not convinced on the game there's nothing better to help get you in the mood for some voxel-based combat, you can check out some additional team-deathmatch gameplay taking place on a rather familiar looking map with some very familiar looking themes.
And if that didn't tickle your fancy and you're still needing something to convince you that this game might be worth checking out, the final piece of media material to meddle with your meat stick is this lovely little video that showcases the game's elaborately unique gun crafting mechanic. And really, what kind of game would Guncraft be if you couldn't craft your own guns?
If the game sounds remotely interesting you can venture to learn a little bit more about the game by paying a visit to the official website.