Many of our high school student players expressed an interest in having differing mechanics to explore the MAX5 scenes and collect genetic samples. We hear you! Beyond the current scene that flies you over the city in a hover craft, we’re adding a level where you can actually steer, explore, and fly freely yourself as you collect data.
We’ve had a fantastic group of high school students and graduate students steer the design of MAX5 this summer. One of the reccurring themes has been to make the game more emotionally compelling through the use of an expanded narrative. We’re including a map to track progress and show multi-media snapshots of the deadly flu outbreaks as they occur in-game; we’ll also be introducing several new characters.