The D.R.G. Initiative is a very cool looking Twitch-integrated competitive team based multiplayer third person shooter in which teams of 6 do battle in matches where each player only gets two lives before they’re dead.
In The D.R.G. Initiative players take part in a futuristic game show in which they fight to the death for viewers amusement. Before each match each player can choose two characters to use from a roster of characters who each have unique skills and weaponry. You can switch between the two characters during the match by jumping into the handy ‘Swap Pods’ that are located in specific areas of the maps. You’ll have to manage their health carefully though, because if one dies then they’re gone for good – the lives of those two characters is all you get per match so teamwork and tactics is generally preferable to running headfirst into battle.
It’s a great looking game with tense, high stakes battles, and it also makes the most of it’s futuristic TV game show theme in its cleverly implemented ‘Broadcasting Mode’, in which the Twitch audience can watch and interact live via Twitch chat. Alpha testing is due to start next month, with those that make it into the Alpha being granted something special to help you stand out from the crowd that nobody else will ever have.
UPDATE: This Alpha Is No Longer Available