Multiverse Entertainment announced that Seeking Dawn (2018), the multiplayer sci-fi shooter adventure, is heading to Steam and the Oculus Store with a new free to play edition on November 1st.
Seeking Dawn puts you in the boots of a space marine who’s assigned to carry out a search and rescue mission on a mysterious alien planet—pretty standard pretense for a sci-fi RPG shooter. You craft weapons, gather supplies from the environment, and replenish your hunger and thirst from food you find, be it the fresh kill of a strange beastie, or the glittering alien fruit picked along the way. The game supports Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows VR headsets.
Seeking Dawn: Free to Play Edition will feature starting level of the full game, including the ability to play either solo or in multiplayer co-op. The free to play version however has been reskinned to fit with the Halloween spirit, including jack-o-lanterns, hostile predators, jump scares, and “ruthless enemies unlike anything we’ve shown so far,” the studio says.
Continuing: “The primary focus of this version of the game is to show players how to get into the swing of things and prepare them for their real adventure found in the official paid version. With that said, the FTP version will contain themed content such as this one which will include a variety of Halloween inspired assets.”
We gave Seeking Dawn a middling [6.5/10] in our review for its high degree of polish that was frankly marred by some pretty dull chores. Since launch, the team says they’ve worked with the community to fix some the issues we noted when back in July, including a tune-up for the game’s hunger and thirst mechanic and a number of bug fixes and quality of life issues that are said to make the game a smoother experience overall.
The improvements have been carried over to the game’s free to play version, so it’s a good way to figure out for yourself if the studio has truly delivered.