Hot on the heels of its world premiere reveal, we’re here to take you even deeper into the brutal world of Meet Your Maker.
Let’s start with a quick recap of the game itself, which is coming to PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 in 2023.
Meet Your Maker is a new first-person building and raiding game set in a grim post-apocalyptic future. Gameplay revolves around creating and infiltrating self-contained levels called Outposts, as players seek to protect or steal the world’s most valuable remaining resources.
Construction focuses on strategic block-based design, where players will draw from a highly customizable toolbox of traps and guards to create deadly labyrinth-like outposts. The Raiders, on the other hand, will adapt to methodical, lightning-fast combat as they enter and attempt to defeat other players’ creations.
The experience is truly driven by user-generated content, and every outpost in the game is designed by players, for players.
While Meet Your Maker’s unique gameplay takes center stage at first glance, similar to Behavior’s long-running multiplayer horror hit Dead by Daylight, there’s also a rich mythology waiting to be uncovered.
Welcome to the Chimera project
Communicate with the Chimera via a unique psychic link.
“Humanity has been on the verge of extinction since a genetic disease swept the world hundreds of years ago,” says Joe Dermo, lead narrative designer at Meet Your Maker. “Desperate nations waged war over resources, riots broke out and societies collapsed. However, humanity did not turn around and die.
“There was a time when several talented world leaders offered sanctuaries – highly advanced research laboratories around the world that could work independently and cooperatively on world-saving initiatives. One such initiative was Project Chimera , who would create hybrid humans by distilling uncorrupted genetic material through those who showed resistance to disease.
“After hundreds of years, the project continues towards its goal, although the evolution of the Chimera has taken an unexpected path…”.
Protect what’s yours, take all you can
A harvester loads the germplasm into the shipping station for transport to the sanctuary.
Players will assume the role of the Guardian, a clone tasked with seeking out the remaining uncorrupted genetic material and either defending it or stealing it. You are the last hope of completing Project Chimera, but gathering this coveted resource won’t be easy.
“Uncorrupted genetic material is extremely rare due to this disease that has swept the world, but it is the only thing needed to complete Project Chimera and hopefully provide a cure,” Joe continues. “As its supply dwindles, Chimera-run shrines have begun to fight for it.”
The fight in question takes place in outposts built by players to extract genetic material. The heart of each outpost is its extractor cube, filling canisters with the precious resource.
Builders will have to tap into their most devious impulses, creating a gauntlet of monstrous traps and guards designed to lure, foil, and tear intruding players limb by limb. Raiders will need sharp reflexes, anticipation, and perseverance to not only fight their way to the Extractor Cube and steal its canister, but also escape with it in hand.
“The rarity of genetic material really drives both sides of the game in Meet Your Maker,” shares Ash Pannell, the game’s creative director. “Making the building blocks of life the driving narrative concept helps up the ante. to create gameplay themes that are morally gray, asking the question, ‘What is humanity? The physical stuff we’re made of – or something more?’ »
In good company
Speak to one of the five Sanctuary advisors, your only allies in a merciless world.
Between build and raid sessions, players will return to Sanctuary, their hub and base of operations. In addition to the Chimera, the Sanctuary also houses five Counselors; clones that direct the installation.
Progression is achieved by supplying them and the Chimera with genetic material that unlocks new traps, guards, suits, weapons, perks, and even lore for those willing to peel back the layers of this dying world.
“Talking to your advisors is a great way to learn more about the traditions of the world,” says Joe. “Once in a while they mention something that touches on the larger story and hints at upcoming stories for them. And for those looking to dive deep into the mythology of Meet Your Maker, our ever-evolving Codex has a history of every item and character in the game.”
With new content and an ever-expanding toolkit, this is a game that will only get bigger over time, and fans can rest assured that its mythology will continue to expand to its sides.
“While much is still in the planning stages, we will be looking for ways for players to actively seek knowledge and uncover new – and sometimes shocking – information about the world and the characters they interact with.”
Meet Your Maker will be released in 2023 on PS4 and PS5.