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I Tues You: SUPERHOT

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SUPERHOT

by Piotr Iwanicki, Jakub Ziembinski, Lukasz Spierewka, Marek Baczynski, Konrad Kacperczyk, Dawid Adamkiewicz, and vxd555

SUPER HOT SUPER HOT SUPER HOT

The mantra marquees in your head like a direct feed from your id. It’s typographically appealing brainwashing–egging you on to kick ass and take names.

POP HEADS

BE SEXY WHILE DOING SO

SUPERHOT was last week’s Internet flash (It’s on Unity but the puns!) in the pan. You play a contracted assassin whose special powers of timebending enable him to perform critically timed dodges and counterattacks. TIME MOVES ONLY WHEN YOU DO, according to the voice in your head. This is the main conceit. Use it to the fullest.

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Each mission features the very simple objective of killing everyone in the vicinity. This is an FPS standard and is to be expected. With the new time mechanic, the game shifts gears from a twitch-based experience to an eerily elegant John Woo-esque puzzle game.  Bullets hurtle past like the tears of Zack Snyder. Doves are absent but they shouldn’t be.

SUPERHOT plays on the relationships of risk and reinforcement. A mission’s end will net you a digitally-lowered baritone praising your gunplay. No numbers by the thousands spinning on your screen, a hot mess of a slot machine. Just some gravelly man exclaiming SUPER HOT SUPER HOT SUPER HOT. It’s a simple thing but the novelty resonates for quite a while. Deep down, that’s all anyone ever needs anyway.

You can play SUPERHOT here. Or by clicking any of the pictures.

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About Job Duanan

Job believes that pixels are building blocks of love and understanding.

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This entry was posted on 17 September 2013 by in Highlights and tagged , , , , .
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