Encryptic (2008) is a first-person platformer modification for Unreal Tournament 2004. In this single-player adventure players rocket-jump through a surreal Ancient-Egyptian meets Cyberpunk world, avoiding traps and hazards as they break deeper into a computer network to thwart an a.i.’s dominion.
Players traverse an array of environments across three large levels, each containing a series of segmented challenge rooms typically centered around rocket-jumping techniques popular in classic First-Person Shooter games; using weapon recoil to propel the player in an opposite direction.
Challenges include reflex-based such as vaulting over moving hazards, scaling walls, and navigating across dissolving platforms. These moments of action are paced with slower exploratory segments that provide necessary downtime and surreal oddities to gawk at.