There were many triple A titles on the floor of the Penny Arcade Expo this past weekend, but one of the biggest surprises was a smaller title. Hawken is a free-to-play mech combat game from Adhesive Games. The game has been teased with trailers and screenshots for a while now getting people excited. Well, it was first publicly playable at PAX and people clamored for it. For more PAX coverage check out Shanghai Six’s interview with Co-Founder of Adhesive Games, Chris Lalli.
Mech shooters tend to either be slow, drudging games where the mechs are essentially tanks with legs or they are the fast paced, anime style with the focus on close combat. Hawken manages to merge the two well. You get the speed of a shooter with the weight of a slower paced western mech game. This allows for a more fluid combat perfect for both deathmatch and objective gameplay modes. The customization is quite deep and allows you to trick out your Mech from weapons to speed boosts to support abilities, not just the camo on your mech.
If this sounds like something you are interested in, then you are in luck. Front Towards Gamer has three codes to get you into the alpha trial of the game. Winning one of these codes is simple, just complete all the tasks below and you will be entered into the giveaway. Remember the comment has to have you Twitter or Facebook name in the comment itself to get credit. The giveaway will end on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012. Thanks for entering and Good luck.