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During today's tinyBuild Connect showcase, a bunch of games were shown, including Sand, an open-world PvPvE extraction shooter featuring giant mechs! Developed by Hologryph and TowerHaus the game takes place in a diesel-punk, vast desert world, and if you want to get a look at the game, then you can check out the first gameplay trailer for Sand below:

Sand is set in an alternate-history universe, in this timeline, the Austro-Hungarian Empire won the space race way back in the 19th century, and humanity now travels the stars. The fallen planet of Sophie lays in ruins after an ecological disaster evaporated the world’s oceans. Now only the bravest and most reckless treasure hunters, working alone or in teams, scavenge and battle across Sophie’s deadly deserts, abandoned settlements, and beyond in search of hidden riches.

In Sand you will get to operate your own massive walking Trampler mech, which enables you to explore, loot valuables, take down hostile enemies, and escape with your fortune and life. Sand's combination of high-stakes PvPvE combat and emergent extraction gameplay will keep you on your toes, delivering a thrilling experience that’s accessible but challenging and rewarding as you play.

A playtest is also promised for Sand soon with players being able to sign up now on Steam to be notified when it begins later this summer!

Sand is due to launch on Steam at a later date, with a playtest sometime in the Summer. The game will have full controller support, and the Steam Deck should be able to handle its system requirements just fine.

Does this new style of extraction shooter interest you? Let us know in the comments below!

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Oliver Stogden
Oliver began playing video games at an early age, starting with the SNES console and Commodore Amiga computer. Nowadays, his interest is in the future of portable technology, such as handheld gaming systems, portable power stations/banks, and portable monitors. And seeing just how far we can push these devices.
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