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RTD:E is a platformer game with tones of blood. The player aims and shoots with the mouse and moves with the WASD keys (akin to the oldschool dos game Abuse). The download comes with everything you need, so just download, extract, and run engine.exe.
Compared to my previous gorefest platformer, this game has a much more intricate blood system, with some new features including limb damage, background splatter, and blood drips. It also has more boss fights, various weapons, cutscenes, and better design in general.
You play as Leigh who was left stuck in an evacuated city, surrounded by living dead creatures called 'reworks.' The military plans deal with the creatures by blowing up the city and surrounding area in a huge explosion. Being left behind, Leigh's only hope to survive is to make it to a deep underground bunker in an abandoned military base near the outskirts of the city. The game starts shortly after he has entered the base.
Move Left/Right: A/D
Weapons 1-8: 1-8 Keys
Primary Shot: Left Mouse Button
Secondary Shot: Right Mouse Button
Cycle Weapons: Q/E or Mouse Wheel Up/Down
*Note: Controls can be configured from the "controls" menu.
All game mechanics are explained in the first tutorial level of the game. Controls can be customized, music and sound levels modified, and a combat pit entered from the main menu. When guns and enemies are encountered in the main game, they will become unlocked in the combat pit. From here you can use these weapons against waves of enemy monsters.
There are three difficulty levels in the game: Easy, Normal, and Hard. Easy and Normal difficulties change the damage received and dealt by enemies, as well your health regeneration from adrenaline. Additionally, Hard mode decreases the amount of ammo you receive from lockers by a half. While the difficulty settings have no bearing on the story, finishing the game on Hard difficulty will show a special credit sequence.
Between levels, you can save your game to one of the four game slots. As well, should you need it, the first slot listed on the load screen is an autosave. Keep in mind that it is saved over whenever you play a new level.
A game commentary (plus hard difficulty walkthrough) will be uploaded to YouTube sometime soon. Stay tuned.
If you're having a lot of difficulty, then you're either forgetting that using adrenaline recovers some of your health, or you're not being careful enough with your aim. If you're having problems with a particular level or boss, you can read the "hints.txt" file.