Indie Game of the Week: Traitor

The browser-based Indie title Traitor applies an interesting concept and because it was on TV recently, the whole thing kind of reminds me of that seen in Avatar, when Michelle Rodriguez’s character Trudy, is sat in the cockpit of her aircraft while the military forces fire incendiary weapons at the tree that is home to the native humanoids the Na’vi. She says something like “I didn’t sign up for this!” and decides to fly off and subsequently becomes a traitor joining the Na’vi in their fight to save their home.

In Traitor, it’s your turn to fight and make decision of your own, which may well contradict the orders of your superiors’. It’s a very intriguing concept as it’s not often applied to a title of this genre or even of this scale. On the face of it, Traitor is just a normal Space Shoot ‘Em Up, which doesn’t have particularly lavish graphics or even a furious pace of gameplay. Don’t get me wrong, it does have power-up, upgrades and targets to shoot at and destroy but this isn’t a bullet-hell in the mould that you may be used to.  This really is not a bad thing, and I urge you to give title a go as you may find the narrative to be quite compelling, so much so that a couple of hours may pass before your realise how much time you’ve spent playing this game.

If you’d like to give it a go yourself, then you can have a play here. When you do, please let me know what you thought.

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