ECHO

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ECHO is a Third-Person Science Fiction Adventure.

After a century in stasis the girl En arrives at her destination: A Palace out of legend, a marvel of the old civilization eons gone, still awaiting its first human occupants. Out here, using forgotten technologies, she hopes to bring back a life that shouldn’t have been lost. But nothing could prepare her for what she’ll face in the ancient halls below.

The experience starts as a character driven journey of discovery, but as it unfolds it evolves into something altogether more punishing. The Palace studies everything you do, everything you are, to use it against you. Gameplay revolves around stealth, action and manipulation, as you face off against the ultimate enemy: Yourself.

THE WAY YOU PLAY SHAPES THE GAME
In ECHO everything has consequence: As you try to wield its magical technologies it becomes apparent that the Palace has a will of its own… It creates “Echoes” – exact copies of you in every way – that behave like you and only do the things you do. So the way you play the game shapes your enemy. If you sprint, soon the Echoes will get faster. If you sneak, they will get stealthier. If you shoot, they will learn to shoot back. The game constantly reacts to your every choice and input.

LEARNING MECHANICS
The Palace "reboots" every so often, resulting in a blackout. This blackout-cycle is the rhythm at which the Echoes get updated with your latest behavior, learning and unlearning from your actions. During the blackout the palace is blind, giving you the freedom to act without consequence. This is the time to run and gun and do all the things you don’t want the Echoes to learn.
The experience is one of being up against your own choices from the last blackout-cycle, giving you a way of shaping the game from cycle to cycle. So no matter if you prefer to go stealth or action one thing is certain, you need to keep your wits about you if you want to survive the Palace.

RICH STORY AND ATMOSPHERE
At the heart of ECHO is the story. The game starts as a narrative experience, focused on En and her journey into the Palace and her past. Who is she and what is her connection to the Palace? Who is this man that she needs to revive, and what was the circumstances surrounding his death? Slowly these things are uncovered as she descends into the dark halls below.

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time… It’s always sad when a promising indie dev goes under. The latest is Ultra Ultra, a Copenhagen-based outfit whose first (and last) game was Echo, a stealthy-actiony-horror-ish type game where a croaky-throated young woman travels to an ornate, planet-sized palace in order to try to revive a long-lost friend she’s carrying around in a red cube on her back. Oh, and itR...

2019-05-09

Ultra Ultra, the developer behind well-received stealth-action sci-fi game Echo, has announced its closure. The Copenhagen-based studio, which was formed by several former members of Hitman developer IO Interactive, broke the news on Twitter, writing that, "We're terribly sad to report that Ultra Ultra has ceased to exist." Although the developer did not elaborate on the reasons for its closure, it noted that Echo, its first and only title, would remain for sale in stores. Echo, which released f...

2019-05-08

Ultra Ultra, the small Copenhagen-based studio behind sci-fi stealth-puzzler Echo, have officially closed their doors today. Announced quietly through Twitter, they state that “Ultra Ultra has ceased to exist”. I’d always been aware that Echo had never sold as well as it should have, but it’s still tragic to hear that such a talented team are going their separate ways just a year and a half from the release of their first game. There is one small bit of good news – ...

2019-05-07

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2019-04-10

An ECHO movie is in the works, with Derek Kolstad (John Wick) writing, and F. Gary Gray (Men In Black: International, Fate of the Furious) producing! Full story at Deadline

2019-01-25

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

 

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-4340 3.6 Ghz/ AMD FX-8350 4.0 Ghz or Equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 - 1.28Gb / AMD Radeon HD 7870 2Gb or Equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 10 GB available space

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

Recommended:

 

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4960X 3.6 Ghz/ AMD APU A10-6800k 4.1 Ghz or Equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 - 3Gb / AMD Radeon HD 7870 2Gb or Equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 10 GB available space
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