Posts Tagged ‘Intrusion 2’

Have You Played… Intrusion 2?

Intrusion 2 [official site] is an exercise in escalation. You begin as a soldier with a laser pistol fighting other men with laser pistols. Then there are multi-pronged snake beasts whose arms pluck you out of the air. Then there are men with laser machineguns. Then the men are riding wolves. Then you can ride the wolves. Then you are fighting mechs with swords. Then you can pilot the mechs with swords. Then there’s a helicopter with arms. Then you’re sliding down a mountain using the helicopter’s cockpit as a snowboard while fighting robot snakes that are busting out of the ground from underneath the snow.

This is, like, the game’s first hour.

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Jetpack Squad Is A New Shooter From Intrusion 2 Dev

Intrusion 2 [official site] is one of the best games. It’s a 2D side-scrolling shooter with physics-driven animation and a commitment to expansively silly action. So, for example, one of its bosses is a helicopter with arms. It punches at you then pumps its fist when it wins. When you destroy its helicopter blades, it uses its arms to drag itself towards you along the ground. And when you destroy the rest of it, you go sliding down a mountain by using its remains as a snowboard. Then you get given a mech suit with a sword and shotgun.

Now its designer is making a new game called Jetpack Squad [official site] and the GIFs of its in-development form are enough to suggest it’s even more physicsy, expansive and silly. There are six of those GIFs below.

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Bullet Bros Grapples Jeep To Helicopter, Self To Kickstarter

Vehicles + grapplling hooks = yes.

Bullet Bros is a co-op Contralike with physics, in which you can use a grappling hook to tether a jeep to a helicopter before fighting other much larger helicopters. It’s up on Kickstarter now.

I like this line from the pitch video:
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Humble Bundle 8 Gets Four Games Bigger

The eighth Humble Bundle boasts an extraordinary line-up of recent indie royalty. Proteus, Thomas Was Alone, Hotline Miami, Capsized, Awesomenauts, Dear Esther and Little Inferno, plus their soundtracks. It seemed like the best one yet. So naturally they’ve added another four games.

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Intrusion 2 Trailer Fires Lighting Guns, Riding Wolves

Told you so.

Are games art? Can we authentically depict emotion in a virtual space? What is the meaning of Tetris? Can we read authenticity into the actions of Master Chief? If a tree falls in a forest and no one’s around to hear it, is it the Citizen Kane of games? Intrusion 2 attempts to answer precisely none of these important questions. Instead, it’s a Metal-Slug-esque sidescroller, but with gorgeous physics-based animations and an oddly understated love of over-the-top insanity. Like, sure, there’s prominent trailer time given to dire wolf lightning gun jousting, but it’s all so gloriously matter-of-fact. Also featured: grappling robots, chimeras with swords for tails, and a giant mech snacking on a steel bridge like it’s corn on the very brittlest of cobs. There’s an old demo on the game’s website if you’re interested, but it hardly even gazes into the abyss of gleeful absurdity the new trailer so thoroughly plumbs. Find it after the break.

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