Whaaaaaaaaat? Two Female Main Characters? A quick look at Redux Ark

On October 29, Hyper Games announced its new exploration, survival adventure called Redux Ark.

Redux Ark takes place  in the year 2039. The last bee on Earth—yea they’re important—died 200 years ago, which started a domino effect of doom on Earth. After discovering a twin planet, Genema, the people of Earth made one last attempt to survive by building a ship called the Redux Ark. The plan was to travel to the twin planet; collect plants, animals and any other organic matter; then take it back to Earth.

Unfortunately, as the Redux Ark closed in on Gemena’s atmosphere, the crew lost control of the ship and crash landed on Gemena. Only three people survived the crash: a scientist, a soldier and a pathfinder. Now, along with collecting plants and animals, the survivors must also collect all the pieces of their ship and fix it, while fighting off the unknown dangers on Gemena.

Even though the announcement was paired with only a concept teaser trail, I’m excited. This game has a lot of potential, and knowing so little about the game keeps my imagination going. I’m also excited about  the three main characters because two of them are women. It feels weird to get excited about something that should be a normal occurrence, but that’s where gaming is right now.

Usually the cast is dominated by men (e.g. Assassins Creed Unity, GTA V, Left 4 Dead 1 & 2 etc.), and female gamers (if they care) have to settle for the one and only woman on the team—even the female choices in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare are slim compared to the male options. Luckily, Hyper Games has decided not to take the typical route.

The estimated time of arrival is 2016. I can’t wait to see what the people of Hyper Games come up with!