Meet Your Maker, a first-person shooter video game developed and published by Behaviour Interactive, has announced a major milestone. According to a tweet from the developers, the game has attracted over 1 million players since its release in April 2023.
The unique features of the game appear to be resonating well with players, as demonstrated by impressive in-game stats shared by the developers. These stats reveal that players have constructed millions of distinctive outposts, bolstering them with over 45 million traps and 7.8 million guards. The post-apocalyptic world of the game has not been forgiving, however, with 42.7 million player deaths recorded as they attempted to infiltrate other players’ outposts. The deaths were categorized as 27.8 million by traps, 12.4 million by guards, 1.5 million by friendly fire, and 1 million self-inflicted.
Available on multiple platforms including Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, Meet Your Maker offers an intriguing gameplay loop. Players are set in a post-apocalyptic world where they must construct their own outpost and infiltrate those crafted by other players. The main objective is to seize “GenMat”, genetic materials located at the center of each outpost, and escape.
The game offers solo or cooperative raids, arming players with firearms, grenades, a grappling hook, and a melee weapon to infiltrate the outposts. Interestingly, after a raid, players are encouraged to leave comments summarizing their experiences.
On the creation side, players must ensure their outpost is accessible, meaning there should be a feasible path to the GenMat. A harvester robot will confirm this. Players can then safeguard their outpost with a variety of traps and AI-controlled guards to thwart infiltrators. They also have the option to test their creations, share them online, and refine them based on how other players interact with their outposts. Building and raiding outposts reward players with resources that can be used to upgrade their own outpost’s traps and weapons, thus creating a continuous cycle of improvements.