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You're a fishbowl-powered medieval robot in action RPG Feudal Alloy

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I've seen plenty of machines powered by hamsters spinning their wheels, but never a robot powered by a goldfish. And frankly, medieval times wouldn't be the first place I'd look, but I guess that just shows how narrow my thinking is. At least according to Feudal Alloy, an upcoming "Metroidvania-style action RPG with fishbowl-powered medieval robots" to hear developer Attu Games tell it.  

Rustic machines cobbled together from scrap have always appealed to me, but there's something uniquely endearing about Feudal Alloy's sword-toting tin cans, all spindly limbs and cylindrical bodies. It's a good theme for a Metroidvania game, too, as it could support in-depth customization.  

The machine motif is also a strong contrast to Feudal Alloy's otherwise bright, natural art. Different areas will have different themes and color palettes naturally, but everything points to a very storybook adventure. We'll find out more when it launches in late 2018. In the meantime, you can check out the official site (opens in new tab) for more information. 

Austin freelanced for PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and has been a full-time writer at PC Gamer's sister publication GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover-up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news, the occasional feature, and as much Genshin Impact as he can get away with.