It looks like we’re getting some sort of bizarre Rabbids-style shooter, but no, that’s just the catch for Nine to Five, an upcoming tactical first-person shooter from the new Redhill Games studio. The game received a trailer and a close-up at today’s Game Awards 2019.
In Nine to Five, companies run everything, including armies, and the player’s job fights for them, hence the name. Redhill is currently accepting alpha test signups, but the game’s website is understandably slow to load.
In other words, despite this crazy and self-deprecating intro, Nine to Five looks very much like a serious game.
And to this inconsistent appeal to the industrial credits at the beginning: Redhill Games was founded at the end of last year by Matias Myllyrinne, the former Chief Executive of Remedy Entertainment, and also a development executive at Wargaming.
Nine to Five is apparently being funded by the investment firm Kowloon Nights, headed by Alexis Garavaryan, who previously worked at ID @ Xbox. In a profile in August, Garavaryan described Redhill as working on a free-to-play game. Platforms were not mentioned in the appearance of the TGA 2019 of Nine to Five, nor was there a publication window.