Posts Tagged ‘Here comes launchman’

Monochromomentum: Here Comes Launchman Demo

By Adam Smith on February 13th, 2012.

A lesser man would have instructed you to 'jump into the Launchman demo', the idiot

Chromophobic and filled with spikes, Here Comes Launchman looks like a cousin of VVVVVV, but now that developers The Layabouts have made an alpha demo available, it’s possible to defy that comparison by actually playing the game. It’s true that in the afternoon I’ve spent with it, more time than I care to remember has involved evaporating upon contact with tapering points of instant murder and I have at times been taken aback by a sudden shift of the entire colour palette, but where VVVVVV demanded precision and had controls tuned for such, Launchman has a more bouncy and loose approach to life (and death). See for yourself with the demo, or follow me to more words across the inconveniently placed gap below.

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Launchman Looks Leaping Lovely

By Craig Pearson on January 23rd, 2012.

Everybody launch now!
The endearingly titled Here Comes Launchman is the retro equivalent of a cat rolling about at your feet as it’s purring and looking up at you with it’s big, wet eyes: the trailer makes me want to pick it up and snuggle it.
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