Randall: a dystopian action platfomer with mind control

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"This looks cool, we should post about it," I thought, instantly raising my suspicion. Does action platformer Randall look cool? Maybe E3 was, in fact, a long bombardment of hypnotically suggestive lights and sounds, and instead of a charmingly animated side-scroller, what we're really seeing is a strobing message ordering us to be mildly intrigued by the concept and promise shown in this supposed announcement trailer.

No, can't be. I'm just being paranoid... Although E3 is definitely a long bombardment of hypnotically suggestive lights and sounds.

Speaking to Polygon , We the Force Studios CEO and founder Cesar Ramirez Molina describes the game as being set in a futuristic dystopia where a crystal-like mineral has infected the population. While it increases the fear of most - making them more docile and manageable - it gives hero Randall the power to read people's minds.

Molina says the game will be choice-heavy, featuring multiple endings based on your actions throughout the game. Levels require the player to explore the world of Randall's childhood, battling mind-controlled inhabitants. The game will also feature special, more puzzle-based, missions to get inside the head of various characters.

Randall is still in early development for PC and Xbox 360. No release date has been set.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.