Millionaire Sweeper: Dustforce

By Kieron Gillen on August 2nd, 2010 at 8:20 pm.

I HAVE RELEASED THE BEAR! ALL OF HORACE'S FOLLOWERS MUST REJOICE!

Lots of people nodded at Dustforce , which the ever-wonderful IndieGames blog brought to public light. It’s a platformer by Hitbox Team which is currently available in demo form, which includes two proper levels, a handful of custom levels and a (twitchy) level editor for you to play around with the custom ones with. Its controls take some getting used to, but this is startlingly beautiful, acrobatic platforming about brush-wielding sweepers whose devotion to leaf-obliteration humbles us all. Footage follows and the demo’s available here.

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18 Comments »

  1. Dyst says:

    It reminds me of Super Meat Boy, except, you know. The protagonist isn’t a boy made of delicious meat.

    • Kieron Gillen says:

      Dyst: I was going to say that, but forgot. Man!

      KG

    • Armyofnone says:

      Seconded. Beat all the levels in the demo and really enjoyed it! Definitely keeping an eye on it. Games about boys made of meat and chimney sweeps, who woulda thought…

  2. a says:

    Oh my this looks pretty. Instant demo download!

  3. stahlwerk says:

    Looks nice, but I think the trailer music could use some work. ;-)

  4. LewieP says:

    Love it.

  5. Vague-rant says:

    Just had a quick run through. Frustrating but not overly so.

    I did find that parts of the Autumn level background kinda confused me a few times but that might just be me. (But a background that’s partly grids for a foreground that partly grids doesn’t seem the most prudent decision in a fast moving game, whether or not the grids are slightly smaller)

  6. KingCathcart says:

    Wait, did you just reference my favorite Kenickie song?

    • Stu says:

      I see no mention of being taken to the cinema so he certainly didn’t mention MY favourite.

    • wiper says:

      Hmm, another Britpop reference in a KG title bar? Classy.

      *cough*

  7. DiamondDog says:

    Now, I’m willing to bet a large part of this might be down to my lack of practise with platform games on a a keyboard, but I didn’t get on with the controls at all. Looks wonderful and everything, but the character just felt a bit imprecise. Made it a bit frustrating.

    I’ll give it a few more goes to see if it’s just me being rubbish.

  8. Rei Onryou says:

    I rejoice in the fact that the bear is doing his best attempt at being endless. Hail Horace!

  9. Awia says:

    It’s awesome and all, but it runs in slo-mo for me, clearly all the bloom and particle effects are too much for my PC.

  10. airtekh says:

    First thing that comes to mind is N.

    Got a bit frustrated with the checkpoints but got there in the end.

    Lovely artwork. Looks a good ‘un.

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    JB says:

    Crashes as soon as I select a character =(

  12. Hyudra says:

    Getting FPS issues, which is odd since I can run many new games at 1650×1080, highest settings. Game runs at a crawl, very choppy.