Posts Tagged ‘Post-Future Vagabond’

Step By Terrified Step: Post-Future Vagabond

By Alec Meer on November 5th, 2013.

I do like it when a developer has a house style. Sorta-shmup, sorta roguelike death’n'dodging frenzy Post-Future Vagabond is immediately recognisable as the work of Michael ‘Smestorp’ Brough, in appearance, audio and even mechanics. If you’ve played his excellent 868-HACK on iOS – a PC version is due soon-ish, which is great news – you’ll probably figure out what’s required of you from this new, free game a little more quickly than if you went in blind. It’s a game in which every move you make matters, it’s a game about staying one step ahead of abstract, snarling monsters who relentlessly hunt you, and it’s a game about shouting SHIT BALLS DAMMIT at your monitor because you went left instead of up and now everything’s gone to hell.
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