Maximus XV Abraham Strong – Space Mercenary created by Rebelmind is a sci-fi RPG/action title presented in astounding real-time 3D graphics. The story puts you on a massive space ship, the Maximus XV, full of convicted prisoners, that’s got trapped inside a cosmic anomaly known as a Black Nebula. Playing the role of a tough unjustly imprisoned marine, Abraham Strong, you will be involved in a titanic struggle to reach an emergency transport module, hacking and slashing your way through hordes of alien creatures that have invaded your ship. You are the ship’s only chance of survival!
Abraham Strong — An ex-officer of the Space Marines, convicted to a life sentence on the Misty Planet for insubordination. Strong, proud and maybe a little too hot-tempered. Became famous after a daring capture of a pirate ship in a port of Mars. He walked on board armed with nothing but a machete. Killed 30 pirates and rescued 150 hostages!
SCI-FI — Forget knights and wizards – Maximus XV will introduce you to a world of high technology. Dark and moody locations, biospheres with artificial ecosystems, futuristic weapons, androids, space ships and nebulas. Everything soaked in an atmospheric industrial ambient music.
ACTION — Maximus XV is not for the faint-hearted. Constant streams of ugly monsters guarantee non-stop hacking, slashing and shooting. Fights are exciting, weapons are lethal and special effects are extra-cool!
– 45 levels in 5 different scenarios – Earth-like environments, futuristic
interiors, post-catastrophic locations, deserts and frozen lands
– 40 alien creatures from 3 different breeds
– few dozens of weapons and hi-tech items
– diverse paths of character development – smash your way through problems,
become quick and elusive or gain advantage with sophisticated technology
– amazing real-time 3D graphics and spectacular special effects
– atmospheric industrial ambient music
To save the ship you’ll
have to make your way through 15 biospheres full of enemy creatures. There’s no
need to kid yourself – it’s going to be a hard time…
The gameplay is the essence of the action-RPG genre – a whole lot of fighting
with various types of weapon while the hero develops his skills, manages his
equipment and trades items. At the same time an intriguing plot will unravel.
Everything takes place in real-time, the user interface is clear – the whole
game can be handled by just using the mouse, but for your convenience most
functions are also accessible through keyboard shortcuts.
Fighting is based on the strong RPG principles – but there is no need to know
the details to be able to play – the Player sees the hero shooting or striking
using some kind of weapon and whether he hits or not. By using the
Characteristics and Equipment Windows it is quite easy to see how the RPG
elements influence the outcome.
During the fight, Abraham’s experience levels will increase and he will gain
development points, which can be used by you to increase his abilities
(strength, dexterity, knowledge, endurance).
– Strength – helps Abraham during hand-to-hand fighting
– Dexterity – helps Abraham with ranged weapons
– Knowledge – enables Abraham use the Hi-Tech Items
– Endurance – helps Abraham survive
USING THE ITEMS
Abraham can use many different items during the game. As well as a whole variety
of weapons there are all sorts of things including protective armour, biochips
that increase his skills, first-aid kits and other hi-tech items.
The game world contains advanced technology such as teleports, holographs,
shields and energy guns. However, in order to take advantage of these items,
Abraham has to possess the Knowledge to use them.
An essential resource is the amount of energy Abraham has to power his advanced
technology. The energy is also used as currency on the ship when
purchasing/selling items. Energy is obtained by collecting energy cells from
around the ship and from dead aliens. It’s your choice whether you decide to
save the cells to purchase improved equipment or to use it for powering your
guns or energy shields.
As the story unfolds Abraham is set new missions which will help unravel how
Maximus XV got into such a deadly situation.
Monstrous overpopulation of Earth has forced its government to undertake drastic
measures – mass migration to distant planets. Since there was no chance of
getting people to volunteer to migrate to distant colonies (life out there was
too primitive compared to Earth), a new, restrictive law was established to
force people off the planet. You could get a life sentence outside of the solar
system even for speeding!
Prisoners were transported in special ships that usually consisted of one small
steering unit and a dozen or more huge biospheres. The biospheres were like
whole autonomous planets, each one had its own land, atmosphere and even
artificial sun. "Earth in a box!" This enabled the biospheres to be dropped on
virtually any planet and provide an initial home for the settlers until they
managed to bring the new environment under their control.
Maximus XV was one of these transport ships. Prisoners, locked inside
biospheres, had no idea of where they were going to end up. They were given a
few basic tools that could be of use when colonising a new land. No one
suspected that they’d be better off with weapons…
The ship was on course and was supposed to have an uneventful flight. The pilots
did not expect to come across the most dangerous of space predators a Black
Nebula – this gravitational anomaly sucks in everything that gets near. The
Maximus XV was soon trapped.
Humans were not the only race trapped by the anomaly. Craft loaded with many
unknown species had been trapped there for years but they had learned how to
survive – by feeding on newcomers! They quickly invaded Maximus XV, savagely
taking over each biosphere. People, shocked, rarely put up any resistance and
the invaders were merciless.
The last biosphere was different. With makeshift weapons prisoners managed to
fight off the attack, but they were still under siege, surrounded by countless
enemies. The only way to get out of this alive is to get to the emergency
capsule and use its powerful engines to break free from the Black Nebula.
Unfortunately the only path to the capsule is through all of the biospheres, now
colonised by alien creatures. Only one person can do that. The best of the best
– Abraham Strong.