ARROWED!

In the best possible taste.

I love it when a videogame is exactly what confused old politicians think videogames are. As Kieron merrily tells me what he’s been up to in the torturing game he’s playing, I’ve been firing arrows at people jumping off buildings.

By Japanese dev Ikiki, Tobioriya is a game of, well, shooting people apparently committing suicide with a bow. It’s fun too! Discovered by the handsome folk of TIGSource, you can download it from this site – it’s the second one down from the top.

Then show your Mail-reading gran.

27 Comments

  1. Inglorion says:

    Reminds of a NES game where you steer a sheep, shooting down wolves in parachutes.

  2. Ging says:

    I think it’s the music that makes it.

  3. eyemessiah says:

    I don’t get any music.

    But still, great fun. And its a nice thing to have been doing for 35 minutes when someone finally looks over your shoulder.

    It made me want to post a link to the attack of the killer swarm but the experimental game play website seems to have run out of ££s.

    link to experimentalgameplay.com

    Someone put some money in the meter goddamit.

  4. J.A. says:

    Hmm, assuming the number at the bottom of the start screen is the high score, I’m at 42 at the moment. This is ridiculous and I should be going to bed but I have a feeling this will keep me up for a while longer than I intended.

  5. mandrill says:

    genius, twitch gaming at its zenith, and ironic with it.

  6. Okami says:

    42? I was so proud after getting 37…

  7. The_B says:

    I really managed to get the point of this game…

  8. oryly says:

    Brilliant way to do a suicide intervention.

  9. monchberter says:

    I love this, and yes, it reminded me of Attack of the Swarm, which was even more sadistic, and with better music! :)

  10. Saflo says:

    All those hours spent pinning Combine soldiers in funny positions have finally paid off!

  11. Sev3rity says:

    What are you using to open the file? Wanna try this while Im bored at work

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    John Walker says:

    WinRAR did the trick for me.

  13. endorphine says:

    My personal record is 68, this game is so fun!
    Edit : 69 :P

  14. Ben Abraham says:

    I love the headline. Teen Girl Squad reference?

    POSSUMS!?!

  15. c0wb0ys7y13 says:

    60. How high does it go?

  16. c0wb0ys7y13 says:

    answer: 72. I didnt miss anyone and the last 7 seconds of the game no one jumped. I think i cleared out the whole office! But not as good as this guy: link to geekologie.com

  17. Taximan says:

    I love Ikiki’s games.

    Especially Hakaiman and Nikujin .

    There’s a couple of insane Nikujin speedruns on youtube. A bit like the platforming of the Ubisoft Prince of Persias, except without the forgiving rewind function, and far eye-stabbingly harder.

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    John Walker says:

    Ben – correct!

  19. Schtee says:

    That was enjoyable. I feel like I did them a favour. In a way.

  20. Akirasfriend says:

    60. Not too bad, if the total is 72. Better than my friends’ efforts – the closest they can get to it is 42 :D

  21. Okami says:

    64..

  22. Forceflow says:

    Pics or it didn’t happen.

  23. Razor says:

    This does beg the question: If person suicide jumps off a building of a height that guarantees that they will die (like 40 stories, let’s say), and another person shoots them, killing them before they hit the ground, did that person commit murder? I mean, they were going to die anyway…

    Yep, I dared to ask.

  24. fluffy bunny says:

    In principle, yes, because we’re all guaranteed to die some time or another.

  25. Jarmo says:

    Razor, that’s the old legal puzzle case.
    link to apublicdefender.com

  26. c0wb0ys7y13 says:

    whoops. I didnt see it measures accuracy too. I just made a perfict run and got 76. That must be the highest possible score.

  27. Chris A says:

    @Inglorion

    You’re referring to Pooyan, and yeah, the mechanics are very similar. :]