By Craig Pearson on January 24th, 2012 at 10:25 am.
I’ll be honest and say I had a slight prejudice against Wolfire’s bunny Overgrowth. Everytime I’ve looked in on it, I felt like the Arthur and his knights at the Cave of Caerbannog. But this morning the mists cleared, and Overgrowth tossed a Holy Hand Grenade of a video, tearing my cynical innards with the glorious sharpnel of truth. The video below of Alpha 166’s knife work is amazing.
It’s all about the calculations the, er, bunny has to make when tossing a knife so it sticks into the flesh of the target. The recent update means a tossed knife will cut an enemy when thrown, and stick if it lands at the perfect angle. The rotation equation, as a rapper might rap, results in some particularly impressive knife tosses, and demonstrating them again and again and again, watching for the knife point to catch the gamey flesh of the target, cracked me up. Especially the squeaks of the dying bunny at 47 seconds in.
Overgrowth doesn’t have a release date, which makes me a sad, sad bunny, but you can gain access to the alpha by pre-ordering at their website.