About Silas and it's Developer William Sworin

Silas is the name of the planet the game takes place on and around.

It is being developed by one person, William Sworin, and I also manage this website.

Exalt Studios is my indie company which I hope to grow one day. My mission is to always develop quality and engaging titles.

Thanks for all your support and feedback! It really helps! - Will

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Silas Summary

Silas is a kart/shooter hybrid currently under development by Exalt Studios. Silas delivers an immersive, fast gameplay experience that brings much needed innovation to the kart genre.

It contains a unique blend of racing, shooting, and flight based gameplay. You can play online, on your LAN with friends, or offline. There are many addictive modes which include racing and deathmatch.

Key Features

Fast paced gameplay

Reach intense speeds while still maintaining great maneuverability. This allows a unique blend of fast racing and "twitch" based gameplay not seen in previous kart racing titles. Alongside powerslides, jumps, and boosts are the added abilities to strafe, use jump pads, and many new mid air techniques.

Innovative Ground-Air Features

Take the battle to the skies with the new flight powerups, or bring down anyone in the air using the unique instant "Turret Mode" functions of the weapons. The air weapons are all very well thought out, and have many diverse relationships with eachother. This allows the player to develop many different strategies to win.

20 Diverse Worlds

The racetracks, arenas, and other locals within Silas offer you an amazing assortment of challenges and opportunities. Designed for great gameplay before any major graphics work is done on them, they offer both and immersive experience and a great sense of flow. Since this is a fantasy game with a sci-fi edge, the worlds range anywhere from snow, to deserts, to space, to the unknown.

18 Weapons, 32 Different Functions

A large arsenal of weapons is at your command, amounting to a great deal of carnage throughout each race. Each weapon has 2 unique functions suited for different situations. There are 2 classifications of weapons, projectile based and turret based. The turret based weapons utilize a lock-on system never seen in racing games before, allowing a seamless experience between racing and targeting.

30 Song Original Soundtrack

Each song in the game is produced to the best quality possible. I have always believed in offering the best audio experience possible. With 100's of audio effects, and 30 songs, the audio is top notch in Silas.

Customizability

The game has the ability to be customized to your liking in many ways. From the HUD, laps, A.I, karts, characters, and profiles there is a great deal of options to tailor the game the way you want it to be. There are more than 12 characters and karts in Silas, each with their own unique attributes.

Multiple Gameplay Modes

Racing is not the only option, infact, mutliplayer is also a key feature. Whether you enjoy CTF(Capture the flag), Ball'n'Chain, CTP(Capture the Pipes), or good old fashioned Deathmatch, Silas delivers. Of course, there is a wide range of racing, and mission based modes as well. Including kart racing staples such as the GrandPrix and Time Trail modes.

Online Gameplay

Offering a great online experience, you can race or battle with your friends around the world, or in your own home. Create a profile and become the no.1 racer or fighter across the globe. With stats tracking for races won, frags, positions, and much more.

Experience Great Visuals

The style and quality of the graphics remain persistent throughout the game. Offering many great features such as reflective/refractive water, glass, volumetric clouds, DOF, HDR, normalmapping, shadowmapping, postprocessing effects, dynamic weather, dynamic lighting, and realistic vegetation. Along with the various effects and unique visual style, the worlds come to life in a very imaginative way. Silas is leading the way in its genre.