ACE Team’s upcoming game, The Eternal Cylinder, is one hell of a strange game. You play as a little bipedal ball guy knowns as a Trebhum that can take on various attributes and evolve its abilities, striving to keep on moving with your growing tribe as the titular Eternal Cylinder comes to crush you.
For the second day of the Guerrilla Collective stream, the devs showed us another look at the game with a story trailer, confirming that a beta will happen sometime soon.
The world that Trebhums inhabit that is procedurally generated with animal AI always changing and there’s always destruction. Along with the destruction of the world there are a number of puzzles to solve. As Trebhums run around for survival new mutations will make themselves known such as flying and swimming, with different members of the group gaining different mutations to survive in the unforgiving world of the Cylinder. Mutations don’t get removed if another appears with these growing alongside each other allowing players to stack them. There are over 50 mutations alongside flying and swimming like growing fur to survive the cold, grasshopper legs to jump higher, cactus skin so predators find it difficult to eat Trebhums.
Four biomes including the savannah, tundra, desert, while the fourth one remains a mystery for now. As the world generates you won’t know which environment your Trebhums will need to survive in. There are over 30 animal species that roam the planet which each having its own behaviour including ones that will hunt for food, and Trebhums may just be on the menu for some of them. Others may be more docile and prove valuable to the survival of the Trebhums.
A private beta will be taking place for The Eternal Cylinder and you can sign up here. The Eternal Cylinder will be released for PS4, Xbox One and PC via the Epic Games Store.