Republic of Gamers new game SCAR Runner blends death-defying leaps and real-life sleuthing

Blend adrenaline-pumping parkour with IRL puzzle-solving in the latest title in the ROG’s SAGA Universe

A man sat on some girders with the ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE on his lap.
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Finally outlived all of the bosses on Elden Ring? Had your fill of hunting machines on Horizon Forbidden West? Fortunately, for all you budding esports players and expert gamers out there, there’s a new kind of gaming challenge on the way. Republic of Gamers has just announced the release of SCAR Runner, a brand new first-person parkour game available for free on Steam (opens in new tab).

Combining reflex-testing twitch gaming and IRL puzzle-solving, SCAR Runner is a new expansion for ROG Citadel XV. Hightail it across the neon-drenched rooftops of Goeman City, as the enigmatic X races against time to retrieve critical information for the Republic of Gamers from his source PKD. Defy gravity as you clamber over urban and industrial vistas, conquer the clock and solve intricate puzzles to unearth the secret to reaching PKD before it’s too late.

The ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE.

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And your hardware can give you the edge like never before. Released in tandem with SCAR Runner, the ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE (opens in new tab) powered by the latest Intel® Core™ i9 processor, may be hiding a few secrets of its own, as industrious gamers will find clues hidden on the laptop’s chassis in invisible ink that just may help them crack open in-game puzzles. Building on ROG’s mission to bridge the gap between real and virtual worlds, this novel partnership of real-life sleuthing and digital action promises to offer you a gaming experience unlike any other.

Naturally, the ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE is much more than a parkour PI’s password reminder though – it’s ready to help you smash your next CS:GO tournament as well. Under the hood, it’s powered by the state-of-the-art 16-core Intel® Core™ i9-12950HX, which can hit boost frequencies of 5.2Ghz on its performance cores, offering blisteringly fast gaming and sky-high framerates on even the most demanding titles. This processor truly delivers the best mobile gaming experience. Not only that but the SCAR 17 SE keeps a cool head, even when all your targets are losing theirs. Its custom vapour chamber and ROG’s Conductonaut Extreme liquid metal have been applied to both the CPU and GPU, meaning it can game, all guns blazing, without any risk of overheating causing your performance to take a dip.

The ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE, showing some of the hidden messages on its case, as well as a range of other ROG accessories, including headsets, mice and others.

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If that wasn’t enough to get excited about, ROG is currently celebrating the release of SCAR Runner and Strix SCAR 17 SE with an epic global giveaway. You can win a whole heap of great gaming goodies, including gaming monitors, headset, mice and so much more – the grand prize winner can even net themselves an ROG Strix SCAR 17 SE with Intel® Core™ i9 processor and a complete ROG peripheral bundle.

So what do you need to do to nab yourself such a great gadget grab bag? Simple. Just sign up to Steam and play SCAR Runner for your chance to win! Check out the full contest rules here (opens in new tab).

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