I Has Demo: I Am Weapon

By Jim Rossignol on September 28th, 2012 at 3:00 pm.


I Am Weapon is a tower defence game set in the world of bad dreams. Developers Sigma Team, previously of the Alien Shooter and Zombie Shooter games, explain: “The world of nightmares is mysterious and amazing, it scares and fascinates at the same time. The laws of real world are not valid in here.” Fortunately the rules of tower defence remain much the same, although in this you seem to play a dude with a minigun. You can sample that particular dreamworld via a demo which can be downloaded here. The game features – and I have to quote this verbatim – “all types of infuriated clowns you could ever imagine! Their laugh makes you go crazy!”

I haven’t played it, but I watched the trailer, which is below. That’s a lot of blood on that chessboard.

Yep.

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24 Comments »

  1. lordcooper says:

    WARCLOWN!

  2. zebramatt says:

    Urg, I feel sick.

    • Kdansky says:

      Could be worse and add camera shakes. It seems to have a complete lack of kinesthetics. Floooaaaaty shooter.

  3. Danorz says:

    “I Am Weapon is a tower defence game*rest of article collapses into static*

    • Jim Rossignol says:

      Which is a shame because you miss one of the best features in a game ever.

      • mckertis says:

        That it only controls properly with a 360 gamepad ?

      • Baines says:

        But how much does “one of the best features in a game ever” really matter, if you’ve come to loathe even the mere mention of its genre?

      • Caiman says:

        I’m rather surprised you didn’t actually mention that. I had already set my sarcasm lasers to “searing” in anticipation of the comment thread, but then I watched the video. Um. It’s a high-density twin-stick shooter very much like their previous games. Except it also has tower defence-y bits because you can also place defensive turrets which help you to survive as you’re blasting stuff. But it sure doesn’t look much like a tower defence game to me.

    • SuperNashwanPower says:

      I just played the demo of Defense Grid: The Awakening. Shortly after, I bought the game and DLC. I am also downloading the I Am Weapon demo, because I appear to have discovered that I Like Tower Defense Games. New info to me :) They are rather fun.

  4. Jallford says:

    I don’t know, I can imagine quite a few types of infuriated clowns.

  5. Jenks says:

    Looks like it would be a blast in multiplayer. Maybe it will follow the Orcs Must Die path and add it to the sequel?

  6. Mr. Mister says:

    “The laws of the normal world do not apply there.”

    So you can take photos of greek military bases?

  7. Haplo says:

    No Jim! You are not a gun!

  8. Dr I am a Doctor says:

    Tower defence and monkey cheese humor, fantastic

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    princec says:

    Download fail. Please, developers, use real hosting. Unbelievable you go to the effort of making such an incredible looking game and then you’re too tight to host the damned files properly.

    (In the unlikely event the developers, or indeed anyone, gives a fuck, and I am reminded to try downloading a demo again in the future, I will; but right now it’s a lost sale)

    Cas :)

    • lizzardborn says:

      Downloaded from gamers hell, and the demo is available via bittorrent, which cannot possibly fail.

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        princec says:

        Gamershell simply didn’t work here – endless cycle of bullshit that just repeated itself. And I don’t touch torrents.

        Cas :)

  10. Hmm-Hmm. says:

    Tiny Serious Sam and his friendly towers in the mad clown dimension.

    Or something.

  11. lizzardborn says:

    This feels so crimsonlandish … I like it.

    • Metr13 says:

      Could be more crimsonlandish. BTW, rise your hands, who supports it in greenlight.

  12. magnus says:

    I bet the moderator on the Sigma Team forums is still a barrel of laughs!

  13. running fungus says:

    I don’t know. The more surreal the style, the more disappointing a completely routine mechanic seems. It’s the world of dreams! Here’s a big gun. Go shoot everything.

    The “tower defence” aspect seems to be little more than turret emplacement. Oh well.