Yesterday some XBLA code arrived in the office for Ubisoft’s survive ‘em up game, I Am Alive. It’s worth mentioning that this game is only going to be released on XBLA and PSN, so don’t expect to find it on a retail shelf in a shop. The game is officially described as an action game, but seeing that we only found 3 bullets during the hour of play time, we’ll rather stick with our genre description.
The game plays out in the fictional American city of Haventon, a year after some mysterious Armageddon-like event. Evidence of this includes destroyed city infrastructure, blackened human skeletons lying about in various poses and occasional dust storms. The character you play also narrates here and there, speaking about the event a year ago and how he ended up in where he is.