Two Tribes reveals 'robot hacking shooter' Rive

Toki Tori dev unveils first game since drastic restructuring in January

Two Tribes has revealed Rive, a new 'robot hacking shooter' and the first game since the former Two Tribes studio effectively closed in January this year.

Rive is a 2D shooter/platformer hybrid "with old school gaming values in a decidedly new school execution", described the developer.

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"During the game's intense 360 degree shooting and platforming action, players learn to alter the behavior of their robotic enemies by collecting and uploading hacks," added the announcement.

Rive is in development for Steam and "all current consoles", and will be playable at Gamescom in Germany in August. The announcement trailer above offers a first glimpse of the game in action, and a screenshot gallery is below. No release date was announced.


A three-man production, Rive is the first game to emerge from the newly-formed development studio since the original Two Tribes team, the studio behind acclaimed platformer Toki Tori, effectively closed in January.

In a statement at the time, the Dutch company said that while the original development studio is gone, the Two Tribes publishing company would remain and a new studio would be created to make new games.

A total of eight staff were let go as a result of the development studio's closure. The original founders Martijn Reuvers and Collin van Ginkel remained with the firm.