This career affords me the option to write about space chickens more often than you’d think, but still not as much as I’d like. It’s a real shame, but this – this right now – is a most eggcellent moment. And getting to namedrop STALKER in the same article? Well that’s just the finger lickin’ chicken’s most prized pickins’ (I’m from Texas, so I’m allowed to talk like that). But yes: Humans Must Answer, a shmup by former STALKER devs where you play as genocidal intergalactic avians, is now officially out. There’s a celebratory trailer that tastes remarkably like chicken right after the break.
Why chickens? Why not. Here’s the tenderest yolk-y bits at the heart of Humans Must Answer:
“You play as the pilot on board a Scout ship called The Golden Eagle, which is manned by a crew of intelligent and dangerous chickens. After discovering the Solar System in which we humans reside, they attempt to establish contact but are surprised when the only answer is hostile!”
“So starts their explosive trip towards their goal, the Sun, along which they’ll meet the peculiarities of this bizarre future and show no mercy to the fleets of humans and robots that dare stand in their way.”
The action, meanwhile, focuses on evasion, upgrading, and interesting-looking weapon combinations – for example, the giant chain reaction shot demonstrated in the trailer. Also, secrets abound, and who doesn’t love secrets? What, some humans don’t? Oh, well then kill ‘em all, I say.
Humans Must Answer is out on GOG right now. There’s also an old beta demo for the curious yet thrifty. So then, go! Make our insolent, warmongering race eggsplode into itsy, bitsy Humpty-Dumpty-sized pieces.