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Arena Shooter For Computer: Death Ray Manta

If only all DRM were so beautiful.

Rob “War Twat” Fearon sends word that he’s making a new game: DRM, aka Death Ray Manta. It is, as you’ll discover, a game of some principles, as well as neon alien things exploding in a closed room. It’s looking rather beautiful. There’s a trailer below. The trailer is odd.

Mr Fearon says that he’s leaving as much of the game open to tinkering as possible:

“Because I detest how closed things have become over time, I’ll be leaving large amounts of data in files that you can fiddle around with, such is the joy of writing for a PC. Want to change the title screen text? You can do that. Want to change the enemy names? You can do that. Want to write “Rob smells of wee” somewhere in the game? You can do that. You can also do lots of accessibility tweaks like enemy speed, player movement speed, room FPS, total amount of graphics. Hopefully, someone, somewhere will change all the menu text to “Dave’s Laser Game by Dave Dave” and take it into school and claim they made it sort of like some people did in the eighties by hitting breakspace and changing a few things in BASIC games. If just one person does that, I’ve won. I can retire.”

Mr Fearon also has a top-secret announcement coming, but that’s top secret, right? Exactly.

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