Arcade FPS Wrack Now Available on Steam Early Access

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Monday, November 11, 2013

There has been a resurgence in arcade style first person shooters recently, with titles like Rise of the Triad returning to the genre’s roots. Today developer Final Boss Entertainment has launched their arcade FPS Wrack on Steam Early Access, which takes the Doom and Duke Nukem style of FPS style gameplay and puts it into a modern cel-shaded engine. The game is set to officially launch sometime next year, but players can buy Early Access for $14.99. I’ve seen a lot of titles hit Early Access since the program started and a lot of them have been pretty barebones, but this one actually seems like it provides a lot of value even this early. Check out a gameplay trailer below.


HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Final Boss Entertainment’s cel-shaded FPS Wrack is finally available on Steam! First-person shooter fans with gaming PCs can now purchase Wrack on Steam Early Access to experience this unique indie shooter well before the 2014 launch. The beta release adds a ton of new features—including a weapon (Bazooka), level (Fusion Plant), enemies (Rail Gun Soldiers), mode (Gallery), and massive graphics and sound effects upgrades.


The Story

In the year 2037, scientists at Osteron Research develop the Hyperion generator—a device that allows the creation of matter out of pure energy. Through its conversion of energy into food, clean water, and materials, Hyperion ends all wars and conflicts on Earth—but this peace is short lived. Just thirteen years later, aliens from the Arcturus star system discover the Hyperion Generator—thanks to reconnaissance ships. With Hyperion in their sights as a way to defeat an enemy race, the Arcturans prepare to do what they do best: eradicate all life on Earth and use the Hyperion technology for themselves!

In Wrack, players take on the role of Kain Sager—a street-smart warrior who stood alone while world peace made soldiers obsolete. After spending years preparing for this eventuality, Kain now must take matters into his own hands to rid Earth of the Arcturan threat.



Wrack pits players against the invading Arcturan Empire fusing arcade FPS action with light puzzle-solving. Players must battle through six levels filled with brutal creatures that move at blistering speeds and mechanized monsters programmed to kill on sight.

Wrack features large, action-packed levels evoking Doom and Duke Nukem 3D—in addition to elaborate boss battles, stylized levels, and dangerous hazards reminiscent of classics such as Contra and Castlevania.

“Wrack marks the return of the arcade FPS—but it goes beyond ‘shoot everything that moves.’ It’s a game that dares players to navigate traps, pits, and other hazards while getting shot at,” says Brad Carney, founder and CEO, Final Boss Entertainment. “If you’re a Doom fan like me, the music by Bobby Prince alone will make your day.”

Steam users can go to to purchase Wrack today for $14.99. They can then head to the forums to share strategies and feedback.


Key Features

Blood, sweat, and tears: Battle your way through hordes of monsters, bosses, traps, and more
Cel-shaded graphics for that ultraviolence feel: Sprawling levels and comic book-inspired creature design, textures, and visual effects make for an unforgettable campaign
Hard-hitting soundtrack: Experience a new music score by the legendary Bobby Prince – the composer of id Software’s Doom
Make it your own: Create your own levels with the WrackEd editor, or go for full-scale mods
Bonus gameplay modes: Time Attack and Score Attack modes will challenge you to nail the best time . . . or highest score!
Be heard: Help us make the game even more awesome in the Wrack forums!

Beta Features (new)

New level (Fusion Plant): Brand new texture set and music
New weapon (Bazooka): This rocket-launching weapon is capable of taking out groups of enemies at any range
New mode (Gallery): Browse through in-game and concept artwork
New enemies (Rail Gun Soldiers): These deadly enemies can strike whenever you’re in their sights
New storyboards & cut-scenes: Wrack’s storyline now unfolds behind beautifully drawn storyboards
New loading screen & loading music: One step closer to launch 🙂
Overhauled texture set: Level 1 now looks completely different while keeping the basic design players love so much
Revamped effects! Gibbing and blood splattering get a lot of attention—and it shows!
Much bigger & better-looking levels: The upgrade you’ve been waiting for!


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About Final Boss Entertainment

Final Boss is an indie studio hailing from Houston, Texas. Wrack’s lead developer and Final Boss founder, Brad Carney, previously created the Doom source port Skulltag – an expansion that added multiplayer, extensive modding capabilities, and other modern features to id’s beloved shooter. Final Boss is officially a one-man operation, but the studio also has a close relationship with a number of contractors around the world. The vast majority of Wrack’s artwork comes from Remco Ernst and Hani Makron—who live in the Netherlands and Dallas, respectively. Wrack’s most notable developer, composer Bobby Prince, is famous for making the music and sound effects for Doom.

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