Following on from their ‘making of’ video on the creation of the alien planet Revion Prime, Massive Work Studio are back with a brand new video. This time it’s all about the most intimidating foes and DOLMEN’s first boss: the Caniptei and their Queen!

In horror action-RPG DOLMEN, the Caniptei have been brought to life by Alex Oliver and the talented art team. The creatures had to be original and scary enough to make the hairs on your neck stand up, whilst still somewhat resembling Lovecraftian monstrosities and classic science-fiction. It’s made abundantly clear from the video that the creatures with the biggest presence in Revon Prime, the Caniptei, are inspired by the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park – specifically the velociraptor species – and the complex beasts from H.P. Lovecraft.

The Queen is protected by her relentlessly devoted workers who will stop at nothing to ensure her safety and that of her nest. Boasting fangs and claws sharp enough to tear the likes of steel a part, these vile creatures have very few vulnerabilities; one of which is their lengthy and repulsive tongue. Taking out a Caniptei worker swiftly is crucial to avoiding a horde of them from accumulating and making it even tougher to survive.

As for the Queen Caniptei herself – the first boss in DOLMEN – she’s more than happy to command her children to lay down their lives and handle threats on her behalf. That doesn’t mean she’s defenceless without them though, far from it, as when she feels it’s necessary to attack, the wrath of her devastating tentacles will come your way, threatening to crush and impale anyone who dares encroach on her territory. In terms of how the Queen Caniptei looks, just think of a combination of Cthulhu and the legendary Kraken. If that doesn’t terrify you, then we’re not sure what will!

Stay tuned for more behind the scenes updates throughout DOLMEN’s Kickstarter campaign, which has just under three weeks left to go. Once successful, DOLMEN is expected to be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in late 2019.

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