London-based games publisher Kwari
have announced that Kwari
, their upcoming online first-person shooter (FPS), is being developed by Micro FortÃ©
since mid 2006. The game will ultimately be free to download online, but instead of being subscription-based it will use a unique free-to-play/pay-to-play model whereby Kwari sells the player ammunition in place of flat rate charges or monthly subscriptions. Gamers playing Kwari for cash set up an account, are matched on the basis of skill, and enter a game at a pre agreed stake level ranging from one cent to one dollar a hit. During the four-round matches (3x 16-player maps, 1x 64-player last man standing map called â€˜The Killing Floorâ€™) every time a player hits another, money is decremented from the targetâ€™s stake and added to the shooterâ€™s. In a way, the playerâ€™s money stake mirrors their in-game health, except itâ€™s exchanged from one player to another. Visit the official website
to sign up for the upcoming beta.