Gonna Work It Out: Broken Brothers Deluxe

By Kieron Gillen on October 31st, 2009 at 9:49 am.

Red, black and grey are the best of colours.

Michael Todd of Spyeart mails to mention he’s thrown a beta-vertical-slice-thingy of his game online. It’s clearly the three-level IGF demo sort of thing, which I had a quick play at now, and find it quite promising. It’s an indie RTS with a psychonauts-esque theme and a striking art style which reminds me of one part 3D Ant Attack and one part a gothy-iconic comic an Ex of mine used to really like whose name currently escapes me. Oh – and the We Share Our Mother’s Health video. You can download it from here and find some footage below. The finished game will apparently be on Steam next year…

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25 Comments »

  1. Heliocentric says:

    Loved the design. Could not stomach to gameplay of iffy ai, iffy targeting, instant death, escalating spawn waves and unreactive ai.

    So, they want money? They’ll be needing a demo, oh and add a “retardedly easy mode” so i can just enjoy the atmosphere even if the game is broken.

  2. BooleanBob says:

    Ant attack! Survival horror at its finest.

  3. duel90 says:

    I found it really hard to progress in the demo, i guess im not a hardened RTS player. but the streams of enemies was a little annoying..

  4. dartt says:

    Kieron has so many evil ex girlfriends, he can’t remember all their names.

  5. Scalene says:

    My god, that game is BEAUTIFUL.

    Pretty game = pretty gameplay?

  6. TheSombreroKid says:

    emm isn’t this just the Exprimental Gameplay Project Demo?

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      TheJimTimMan says:

      No, this is an IGF thing by the looks of it, with no constant rush of enemies and less reliance on Hope; In fact, hope has been relagated to something that fuels support powers.
      Units are only limited by the unit count and their cooldown timers, and the limit can be upped with “perks” gained from capturing points across the maps.

  7. JW says:

    fuck yeah, the knife!

  8. MadMatty says:

    Kieron, is that comic youre ex had, by any chance Hellboy by Mike Mignola…. coz he used black to shade aswell, ie all shadows are completely black, istead of a colour gradient.
    I like the style a lot actually

  9. Dan says:

    Maybe it was Johnny the Homicidal Maniac.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_the_Homicidal_Maniac

  10. Edgar the Peaceful says:

    Hooray for Keiron’s Public Enemy headline obesession!

  11. malkav11 says:

    That The Knife video was decidedly fucked up.

  12. ludr says:

    Not a comic really but the colour scheme looks like Emily the Strange.

  13. sumone says:

    lol…one of the units remind me of the HL2 combine gunship

  14. Lilo says:

    i guess im not a hardened RTS player

  15. gaang says:

    This I like….