Broom Raiders: Dustforce Update

By Lewie Procter on September 13th, 2011 at 2:41 pm.


It’s been over a year since we last heard anything about the fabulous broom-toting, wall-hugging platformer – Dustforce – but the developer, Hitbox team, have just put out a pair of screenshots, and the game’s intro video, to remind us that they still exist. And what a pair of screenshots and intro video they are…

Here’s the video. After they are finished making Dustforce: The Game, perhaps they could get started on Dustforce: The Saturday Morning cartoon.

And here’s the two screenshots. Click on them to make them get bigger, you won’t want to miss out on any of these beautiful pixels.

You can still grab the prototype version here, if you fancy giving it a try yourself, but since they’ve totally rebuilt the game from scratch since releasing the prototype, don’t expect it to be indicative of final quality.

They’re planning to get the final game out before the end of the year, so there’s not too long left to wait now.

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18 Comments »

  1. Tams80 says:

    It does look awesome.

    • Tuco says:

      I played the prototype months ago and it was cool, but I’m glad they are going to improve it.

  2. Tatourmi says:

    The prototype was already pretty damn good if you ask me. First time I felt compelled to go OCD on a platformer.

    • Hoaxfish says:

      Yea it was pretty good, but I found the controls way too finicky. I think I ended up falling off walls far too often.

    • Urthman says:

      Wow. The prototype is really fun and is already quite beautiful. I’m rubbish at stuff like N, but the way the checkpoints work it does a pretty good job of teaching you how to move until you start to feel awesome.

      I’m pretty excited about this.

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    BathroomCitizen says:

    What can I say.

    More of this.

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    Buzko says:

    SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY

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    Hanban says:

    This game seems to play out like my Sunday afternoons.

  6. BooleanBob says:

    Always thought this looked incredible. Now I think it looks.. hold up. This one’s going to need a trip to thesaurus.com.

  7. Electricleash says:

    OK, going to go out on a limb and say that whoever animated the intro vid, good as it is, attended the Gobelins animation school in France… if you’ve watched their showreel/Annecy animation festival shorts, you’ll know what I’m talking about…
    RUN RUN RUN!!!!

  8. gwathdring says:

    That’s gorgeous.

  9. Radiant says:

    Is there a gameplay video?
    If the alpha isn’t representative I’d still love to see what exactly I have to do in the game.

  10. DOLBYdigital says:

    Wow… color me interested

  11. Bhazor says:

    Leaked Dustforce hardcore intro movie

  12. Skabooga says:

    On the strength of two screenshots and a non-gameplay trailer, this might well be the prettiest game I’ve seen in the past year. Although to be fair, I am a sucker for the aesthetic they’re pushing.

  13. Ergates_Antius says:

    Up with this sort of thing.