Metal Hug: Cobalt Is Adorable, Armed

By Brendan Caldwell on June 22nd, 2011 at 1:00 pm.

This is probably the most unrepresentative screenshot of Cobalt. I just picked it because I like sunsets.

Here’s one that slipped by. Cobalt is a sidescrolling shooter with an agile robot at the helm, dodging enemies and wandering around being altogether very shooty. It looks like Metal Slug meets Machinarium meets every bullet-time game ever. Cobalt can slow down time, climb on walls, boost and hop around athletically from the word go, but weaponry is limited at the start of the game. But by the looks of things you’ll eventually unlock quite a bit and turn into some kind of deathmachine. It’s still being developed and may not see release for another year but dinnae be afeared, a trailer is down there to show off some of the single player action and the games music. Meanwhile, the second trailer is a drunken multiplayer bout between two of the developers at Oxeye. Thanks to Gaming Irresponsibly for bringing it back into the internet’s dark embrace.

There’s a pretty cool moment at around 40 seconds in this multiplayer trailer involving bullet ricochets.

Did you see that? The bullets bounced off both their heads! I don’t know why but that excites me.

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15 Comments »

  1. mollemannen says:

    “i don’t have a single glass. i have cups though, stone cups. yes they’re made of stone”
    also it seems like one of the devs are lactose intolerant.

  2. SuperNashwanPower says:

    It excited me too. This game is very cute – makes me think of the NeoGeo I wished I’d had when I was little. NOW THE FUTURE IS UPON US DO YOU SEE?

    Also where is my hoverboard.

  3. oxymelum says:

    I am disappointed in the music. I guess everything is disappointing after the world of goo soundtrack.

  4. Koojav says:

    Game already in the current state looks buyable.

  5. pakoito says:

    I’ve been waiting for this since January.

  6. thewreck says:

    oxymelum: I assume you mean the music from the action teaser? While i really dig that track, it is not the actual sound track of the game, but a radio tune from the in-game radios. If you wish to get a more accurate representation of the music, you can check out Anosou’s page where he has posted a number of tracks from the game:

    http://soundcloud.com/anosou/sets/cobalt-previews/

  7. noodlecake says:

    This looks fantastic! Watching this space. :)

  8. Drake Sigar says:

    It’s like a kung fu fight. WITH BULLETS!

  9. Teddy Leach says:

    Could you please stop showing me things that I’d like to buy?

  10. squareking says:

    Oxeye makes some truly wonderful games.

  11. N says:

    Mr. Oizo anyone?

  12. noom says:

    Do want.

  13. tomeoftom says:

    Looks tight!

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