Niche Spotlight – Prodeus


Today’s Niche Spotlight is Prodeus, a retro-inspired FPS by Bounding Box Software and Humble Games that just left Early Access.

Prodeus is a fast-paced throwback to ’90s shooters with a modern coat of paint and new technologies. The game was made using modern rendering techniques and technology, but utilizes lo-fi pixelated aesthetics to add to its retro-inspired charm.

Blast through hordes of demons with an arsenal of high-powered weapons in Prodeus‘ campaign, all to the tune of a dynamic metal soundtrack.

Take the action online in competitive multiplayer featuring a variety of modes from the Golden Era of PC FPS action. Prodeus also features a powerful but easy-to-use map editor that also includes a built-in community sharing browser.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Prodeus is available on Windows PC and Mac (via GOGSteam, and Humble Games Store), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series XIS for $24.99.

You can find a rundown (via Steam) below:

Prodeus is a first-person shooter of old, re-imagined using modern rendering techniques and technology. Experience the quality you’d expect from a modern AAA game, designed with retro aesthetics and gameplay that invoke the tech-imposed limits of older hardware.

The game features a hand-crafted campaign from industry FPS veterans, co-op and competitive multiplayer play drawing on classic modes*, a fully integrated level editor, and a built-in community map browser for instantaneous action with nearly limitless levels to play.

Get ready to paint the walls red. This is the Boomer Shooter you’ve been waiting for.

Retro look, modern era
Shooters past and present collide with graphics that combine today’s high-quality 3D tech with retro visuals. Experience over-the-top explosions of lo-fi pixels and hi-tech particle effects as you clash against the Prodeans and forces of Chaos.

Pure retro FPS chaos
Steel yourself for fast and frantic nonstop action. Blast and blaze your way through hordes of chaos-spawned creatures using an arsenal of classically over-the-top weapons.

Raining red
Splatter the steel walls and alien halls with the blood of your enemies. Experience the gory thrills of the elder shooters, dialed up to 11 thanks to Prodeus’s delightfully demented dismemberment system.

Community-crafted levels
Unleash your inner map designer with Prodeus’s powerful but easy-to-use level editor, and keep the visceral combat fresh with a built-in browser filled with community-created maps.

Multiplayer Mayhem
Team up and go head-to-head in a variety of multiplayer modes. Take on the campaign in 4-player co-op, and dive into the fray in 16-player Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, CTF, and more—then take things to the next level by creating and sharing custom game modes.

Frag to the Music
Burst blood vessels listening to a supercharged metal soundtrack by retro FPS composer Andrew Hulshult that dynamically changes gears to accompany your actions.

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Frank was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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