Altering Beasts: Exeunt

By Alec Meer on January 31st, 2012 at 1:45 pm.

What do you call a deer with no eyes? Answer: Barry

‘Dodge-em-up’ Exeunt, from a chap who’s previously worked with Introversion and Beatnik, looks to be doing something fairly expansive with the autorunning genre. It claims to be promoting reflection upon what humanity is doing to its beleaguered planet, but that’s not really why it made my slightly sticky-out ears prick up. Not because I don’t care about the environment – listen, some of my best friends are environments – but because the central mechanic is that much more scintillating to an animal nerd such as I. While you’re doing your jumpy-dodgy thing through a collapsing and reforming industrial horrorscape, you must switch rapidly from beast to beast to better manouvre around the deadly environment. I can make out rhino, big cat and deer forms so far, while the screenshots reveal a naked man’s in the mix too. I’m holding out for an Iron Man mode in which you can only play as a hamster.

Take a look below; it’s still early doors for Exeunt so don’t expect too much shiny-shiny, but it gets across the appealing concept.

I didn’t know pumas could walljump, I’ll admit. Also, not sure how the deer’s abilities differ from the cat: but all will no doubt be revealed.

In theory, Exeunt is due in the third quarter of this year. Unless the Earth really has collapsed into a post-industrial ecopocalypse before the Summer, at least.

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38 Comments »

  1. Alexander Norris says:

    Disappointed no one’s made a maths joke around “what does it take to differentiate yourself” yet.

  2. Unaco says:

    I’ve no idea why the answer to the alt-text is what it is.

    Looks like a nice concept, but execution seems somewhat off… It all seems to be moving too fast, the camera angle makes it difficult to see what you’re approaching, looks like it would all be a bit confusing. Wait and see though, I guess.

  3. magnus says:

    Why play as a Hamster why not a Naked Mole-Rat?

  4. Jams O'Donnell says:

    It’s Canabalt! From behind!

  5. Thany says:

    oh snap. and here I thought we’re getting an abstract remake of altered beast.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0PlKCN1JrY

  6. fitzroy_doll says:

    I’ll buy any game that you can play as a hamster

  7. Man Raised by Puffins says:

    Looks very ZOO RACE!, except not hilariously broken and with 100% less pigs in tophats.

  8. NomadKing says:

    What about an Iron Man mode where you play as Ironman? :o

  9. Brendy_C says:

    Looking forward to the expansion pack. “Exeunt: Pursued By A Bear”

  10. Network Crayon says:

    Reminds me of Port Talbot.

  11. Steven says:

    Looks like a dream I used to have as a kid…. that alone makes me want to play.

  12. MD says:

    Awesome. No-eye-deer if it’ll work, but they’ve certainly grabbed my interest. And pleasepleaseplease don’t decide to slow it down before release. Half of the reason I’m interested is because fast-paced games are a novelty these days.

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  14. Nice Save says:

    The deer’s special ability is to block oncoming cars.

  15. haowan says:

    Reminds me a lot of the old BBC game Imogen.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rexGpckgh8

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