Fans of Grand Theft Auto and The Getaway may be interested in a new in-development gritty action adventure that is set within London.
ENDS, from Concrete Realm, aims to take players into the darker-side of London through its central character Rahim and his pals Sonny and Reece.
You can see a trailer here:
The single player action adventure has RPG elements, where you will make crucial choices while navigating life as Rahim.
Developers want to ‘bring the most authentic London based experience ever brought to gaming’.
And in a similar style to GTA, players will be able to ‘interact with people all over the city in order to make your money and deal with anyone who gets in your way’.
In an interview with Insider Gamer, Concrete Realm said it wanted to fill a London-shaped gap in gaming.
They said: “We felt that many AAA game developers couldn’t quite capture the authenticity of London as we could.
“This project is a passion project for us, and we’ve discovered that many others share our enthusiasm for it. It’s a game designed by and for the people, aiming to provide a truly authentic London experience.”
Every choice you make in ENDS, which is currently on Kickstarter hoping to raise £10,000, will affect how the story plays out and every decision has a consequence.
The developers say they want to avoid the glorification of themes such as gang culture, drugs and violence, and the game is‘ centred around depicting the consequences of such elements rather than glorifying them’.
They added: “Our primary mission with the game’s narrative is to highlight how this lifestyle can profoundly impact an individual’s life.
“Our side missions are specifically designed to contrast legal and illegal activities, with a strong emphasis on demonstrating how each can affect both the community and the main characters within the game.
“We are committed to portraying a realistic and nuanced depiction of these themes to provide players with a deeper understanding of the complexities involved, rather than promoting them in a positive light.”
Provided the game meets its Kickstarter goal, Concrete Realm are planning on a beta release of ENDS in the first quarter of 2025, with a full release in December of that year - you can chip into the fundraiser here.