Strafe (stylized as STRAFE®) is an upcoming 2017 first-person shooter video game in development by Pixel Titans and to be published by Devolver Digital. The game is an homage to 1990s first-person shooter video games, such as Doom and Quake, being advertised as to have “bleeding edge graphics and gameplay”, citing the year 1996. It is scheduled to release on May 9, 2017.
Strafe is a first-person shooter. Weapons at the player’s disposal will include shotguns, machine guns and railguns. Merchants will appear, who the player can buy upgrades from. The levels in the game are semi-procedurally generated. Upon loading in to each zone, the map is generated by pulling a set of rooms from a pool and arranging them randomly. The enemies, upgrades, and merchants among other assets are also randomized and placed within the zone. Strafe is notably virtual reality head-mounted display Oculus Rift enabled. The game will feature digital gravity and a dynamic blood splatter system. Each weapon has a primary and secondary fire method, with power-up items allowing the weapon to become much more powerful.