Indie Studio Burning Arrow Announces "Brutal" Survival Game The Other 99

By Mark Delaney, 1 year ago
Another week, another survival game. This time it's England's Burning Arrow development team that are set to reveal their debut title, The Other 99. Players will find themselves on an island with nothing but a note in hand. The note enigmatically reads, "The only way off the island is through the other 99." Using stealth and "brutal visceral combat", players will have to fend off the titular 99 enemy NPCs that are just as desperate to survive as you are. All the meanwhile, you'll discover what's landed you on the island in the first place. It's like LOST meets Fight Club.

Not much else is known so far besides the sparse details and the teaser trailer above, though the studio did announce that the game will be published via Deck13 to Xbox One after it initially hits Steam Early Access this July. A time table for the Xbox release was not specified.

So far, the details leave us with far more questions than answers, but that all seems deliberate. Look for more stones to be turned over as we approach the game's eventual release.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancée and son. He almost never writes in the third person.