Posts Tagged ‘Broforce’

Broforce Unleashes Double Christopher Lambert

Only now that Broforce [official site] has left Steam Early Access are we actually getting some real action heroes! The first post-launch update has arrived with a Christopher Lambert double-header, adding new Bros based on Connor MacLeod, The Highlander, and Raiden out Mortal Kombat to run and jump and megamurder. Now we’re talking! The ‘Lightning Strikes Twice’ update also added new challenge missions designed around each Bro’s abilities, and handy new items like performance-boosting drugs and alien pheremones.

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The Beginner’s Guide: A Journey Through Genres

One day I’ll write a Desert Island Discs about the games I’d keep with me until the end of days, given a choice of ten. It’ll no doubt be a Desert Island Digital Downloads given the absence of physical media in my life. I live with the ghosts of entertainment.

Rather than compiling the list of games I’d take to the Vault with me though, today I’m aiming to put together a collection, one from each genre, that I’d use to introduce those genres to a PC gaming newcomer, or a lapsed gamer. A friend inspired this particular bundle of joy, someone who grew up with an Amiga but developed other interests and hasn’t touched a game for more than a few minutes at a time, either console or PC, for over fifteen years. A recent illness has left him unable to engage in his usual outdoor hobbies and games have filled the gap.

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Wot I Think: Broforce

We’ve written about the brilliance at the muscular heart of Broforce [official site] before. It’s a run and gun platform-shooter in which tiny action heroes blow everything to pieces, using machine guns, dynamite, knives, shotguns, rocket launchers, rocket legs, rocket packs, grenades, airstrikes and flamethrowers. The fully destructible levels and agile player characters are the core of a perfectly pitched action game, hiding behind a title and theme that might suggest little more than a miserable pile of memes.

Broforce is excellent.

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Coming At You: Broforce Explodes Out Of Early Access

Broforce [official site] is not a game about shoving matches in the Bas Vegas car park. No, Broforce’s bros are kill-o-platforming commandos who may or may not bear some resemblance to action movie stars. Brobocop, Double Bro Seven, Rambro, Ellen Ripbro, Indianna Brones, Bro Dredd, The Brode… no, any similarities to fictional characters owned by large companies with expensive lawyers are probably just coincidences.

After a year and change in Early Access, the boisterous run ‘n’ gun platformer is ready to bro out and has properly launched. It’s celebrating this with an explosive cartoon:

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Broforce Bursts Out Of Early Access Next Week, Celebrates With Power Ballad

When we last visited Broforce [official site], it’d just dropped a July update in time for ‘Murica’s fourth of July celebrations. At the time, Alice noted that developer Free Lives understood Independence Day the only way a studio hailing from South Africa could: with copious amounts of guns and dodgy American-cum-Australian-cum-Scottish voiceovers. South Africans discussing Americanisms can be hilarious. This power ballad-inspired trailer to mark Broforce’s full release on October 15 is pretty funny too.

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Broheart, The Brocketeer, & Gunshows In Broforce Update

Freeeeedoooooooooo- oh wait.

Broforce [official site] understands American Independence Day like only a game made by a South African studio can. The USA is a big melting pot, so they say, which is why you’ll find its July update brings a man with Nazi rocket technology and an American playing an Australian playing a Scot who’s fighting for the freedom of the stars and stripes. And flexing. Everyone’s flexing their guns.

Rockets, explosions, dubious claims of Celticity, and gunshows are what I understand July 4th is all about. The game’s on sale right now too.

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Crossbrover: The Expendabros Out Now For Free

This... makes sense. Huh.

Look, I don’t know how to say this: someone has made an advergame for a movie and it feels… not awful? Not something made to fund other games its developers actually care about? Perhaps its creators’ wildest dreams come true? I don’t know what to make of this topsy-turvy world any more.

See, Broforce is a game all about nostalgia for action movie heroes of the ’80s and ’90s, and The Expendables is a movie series all about nostalgia for action movie heroes of the ’80s and ’90s. And now they’re combined. Developers Free Lives yesterday released The Expendabros, a free short standalone version of Broforce starring The Expendables 3 characters. They must be dead chuffed.

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Not Going Quietly Into The Night: Broforce Updated

Ah, July 4th, that day once per year when America goes flag-flying, eagle-saluting crazy in celebration of overthrowing some vile oppressor. No idea who those villains might be, but we can all celebrate that Free Lives air dropped an update for their platforming mega-blaster Broforce one day early. Along with a couple of new characters, audio magician Joonas Turner (who’s helped out with Nuclear Throne and The Swapper, among others) bestowed his voice as an announcer. Check out the details below to save the world.

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Revelatory Shock: Broforce Gets More Bros

In order to stay true to the tone and spirit of Broforce, I have decided to compose some Broforce poetry, or Broetry, as it must be known according to The Only Laws That Matter. You are required to listen to this music while reading it. OK, let us begin. Ahem:

Broforce / Like “breakfast” spoken really fast / And with more breaking things / Puts other Early Access games in the trash / And doesn’t need no stinkin’ rhyme scheme / Or meter / BROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Matrix Of The Trade: Tango Fiesta

Tango Fiesta has come a long way since its birth at the first Rezzed gamejam. Dragging eighties action movies kicking and kersploding into the whateverthehellwecallthisdecade-ties, it’s a top-down shooter that can be played by four fist-bumping muscle-chums at a time. From the jungles of Predator to the desert islands of Paradise Punchout (may not be a real film), the trailer suggests players will be spending their time shooting everything that moves. Apart from other players – cooperation is the keyword here. Well, that and EXPLOSIONS. Early Access begins on June 4th.

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