Game Footage Vs Stalin Vs Martians

YES.

Stalin Vs Martians has managed to get a firm grip of our attention based on its title, some songs, and Stalin doing a funny dance. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Now they’re showing us an enormous chunk of in-game footage! We should possibly take some notice of that too. It’s below.

I love how the game’s website spoofs exactly this response. They write,

“Obviously, the main concept behind the game is pretty much clear if you can see its name. It just speaks for itself. The fact that such game exists is quite an event. It doesn’t really matter what’s behind the name or if the game is playable at all. The concept is enough. Simply makes your brain explode.”

Of course, we interviewed Dreamlore last year to get some more details. But this is the first glimpse of some detailed footage, accompanied of course by a dancing girl who looks like she’s lifted from an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba.

Of course you now want your own copy of the song, All Hail Stalinator by Ilya Orange and Space Detective, so usefully you can download it from here.

Thoughts?

28 Comments

  1. Kommissar Nicko says:

    This game looks like playing with little army men on a hobby train board, and this is an excellent thing. Memories of Micro Machines, Army Men… so much goodness.

    Also: the songs are firmly downloaded.

  2. simonkaye says:

    The martians are pleasingly mad-looking.

    That is all.

  3. Mungrul says:

    Even if the game’s crap, I’m going to have to buy this purely because this kind of exuberant mental-ness needs encouraging.

    They should have had the girl dancing with Stalin though. That would have been even more awesome. And mental.

  4. FaceOmeter says:

    It’s just so hard to hate the “[thing I love] vs. [thing I love]” formula, even when cynically applied by marketing bastards who have run out of ideas (Monsters vs. Aliens, anyone?)

    THIS, however, seems very far from cynical. I endore it. And that’s what they need for success – the endorsement of me, FaceOmeter. Who no-one has heard of.

    FaceOmeter vs. Wolves btw

  5. Okami says:

    That song is the best song ever..

    “You know Trotzki? He’s dead!”

  6. jsutcliffe says:

    Please don’t be terrible, you look like you could be a riot.

  7. Dave Gates says:

    Absolutely mental. Huzzah.

  8. mpk says:

    Stalin runs like he’s shit hisself.

  9. DK says:

    Sadly, they only confirm what has been expected since they first showed glimpses of their actual gameplay.
    Bad Game with funny concept does not a buy make – good game with funny concept would. This is the former.

  10. Tom-INH says:

    Does this game definitely exist? I still can’t help but feel that it’s all a big War of the Worlds style hoax.

  11. hasbean says:

    “Don’t forget that the Dreamlore ‘Bring-Your-Daughter-To-Work-Day’ is an excellent way to improve sales through crazy dancing while providing potential blackmail humiliation in her later life.”

  12. Gap Gen says:

    Yeah, I still have no idea how this game will play. If done right, it might show EA a thing or two about how to do a comedy RTS with communists.

  13. AndrewC says:

    I’m not finding the comic/desperate marketing funny anymore, but when the giant blue elephant fell over I felt sad. Perhaps they should let the natural melancholy of the game sell itself?

  14. MacBeth says:

    @FaceOmeter: Actually Monsters Vs Aliens is well made and really funny…

  15. Chutn3y says:

    And for those wishing to see the lyric-sheet:

    THE ENEMY TREMBLES, THE PARTY ASSEMBLES. OUR FAMOUS DICTATOR – ALL HAIL STALINATOR! JUDGMENT IS NEAR, HE INFLICTS THE FEAR, GREEN AS ALLIGATOR – ALL HAIL STALINATOR! YOU KNOW TROTSKY? HE’S DEAD! DEAD! GIVE HIM YOUR MOTORBIKE, REPRESSION’S WHAT YOU’LL LIKE! THE CONDOM INFLATOR – ALL HAIL STALINATOR! YOU’RE STALINATED, F*CKER!

  16. Rob says:

    That was probably the best video i have ever seen.

  17. Jason Moyer says:

    I think I’m in love.

  18. Jason Moyer says:

    Er, with the gameplay footage, not the 12 year old girl or the poor Miss Kittin knock off music.

  19. rob says:

    Congratulations, AndrewC. You’ve been immortalised.

  20. AndrewC says:

    Being able to write those sentences is what gaming is all about.

  21. bildo says:

    this game is awkward

  22. Wulf says:

    I love this game, it’s beautifully offensive and amusing, and I really hope it’s good because we need a game that tweaks square and dreary people to be good. Please, Stalin vs Martians, be good.

    Plus, I have a new word for people tweaked by this game: Stalinated! I’ll be putting that to good use.

  23. Wisq says:

    I was sold even before they had the giant uber-Stalin in person.

    After that, I just want to send them all my money, game or no.

  24. Nero says:

    I have no complaints to make on this game so far. Another epic trailer, and I like the ending where she ruins the set sort of.

  25. Oak says:

    “Game of the Year Edition”

    Cute.

  26. Aftershock says:

    Everything was epic.

    Bar the UI. I’m glad this is still in development, because that needs a little touching up.

  27. Michael Leung says:

    I will never, ever do shrooms in my life after watching this. Ever.

  28. MetalCircus says:

    It’ll probably be shit but come on, you can control Stalin! That’s gotta be something?