By Nathan Grayson on September 18th, 2013 at 10:00 am.
This is probably the most exciting game-related anything I’ve seen in months. And yes, as the headline suggests, it’s entirely bonkers. Remember Zineth developer Arcane Kids’ Tribes-meets-Tony-Hawk thing Perfect Stride? Well, it’s just one of 30+ games (23 of which are already finished and playable) that’ll immediately be yours if you hand LA Game Space a pithy 15 of your bacteria-and-filth-ridden Human Dollars. Experimental Game Pack 01 also includes entirely new projects from the likes of Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi, Adventure Time (yes, the TV show) maestro Pendleton Ward, Hotline Miami madman Cactus, Kentucky Route Zero devs Jake Elliott and Tamas Kemenczy, and sooooooooooo many more. I’m not even going to pretend to be impartial on this one. Buy it. Buy it because duh.
SO MANY GAMES.
Now, there is something of a catch here. This deal was originally offered to Kickstarter backers of the LA Game Space, and the roaring furnace of creativity is billing this as our “last chance” to get these games. After less than two weeks, they’ll all go back in the vault – presumably permanently, if you failed to take advantage of the offer.
So probably get on this, because I mean seriously, with descriptions like these, how can you go wrong? First up, here’s Keita Takahashi and Canabalt creator Adam Saltsman’s contribution, ALPHABET:
“Use your whole keyboard to help your lovely alphabet guys as they run, jump, eat, sing, poop, and sleep through silly obstacle courses.”
Poop! And then there’s Tamas Kemenczy of Kentucky Route Zero fame with Coureur des bois:
“Coureur des bois is an action/survivalist canoe simulation about evading hypnotic mountain lions. Features: dangerous cats, cartwheels, an ending.”
Ben Vance’s Irrational Exuberance also sounds magical:
“A first-person mystery playground at the end of the world. Stargaze. Find hope. Run for your life. (Oculus Rift supported, not required).”
And something about Noah Sasso’s outerspace jam space face game gamespaceSpacegame just calls to me:
“Your face is in outer space, and everything is trying to kill you.”
And then of course there’s also Perfect Stride, which I’ve been yearning for in ways most sensual and scandalous since I first learned of its existence.
That’s just a handful from the entire selection. Now if you’ll excuse me, I intend to go play them all. When next you see me, I’ll probably be older, grayer, and significantly less sane.