Hotline Miami may have been our game of the show at Rezzed, the galaxy’s foremost PC festival, but I recently found my personal top ten scrawled on the back of a beermat that was secured in the pocket of a faded corduroy jacket. qrth-phyl was on the list and as the game has now been release, I thought I’d share wot the beermat told me: “serpents dance, coil, vibrate and effervesce on every possible plane of psychotropia but it is unclear if they are the same snakes we once knew, now liberated from the sharp angles of dotty digestion; a bass line shudders, tangled tail becomes gobstopper, the rainbow evaporates and the sky turns in on itself”. It was a massive beermat. Launch trailer below.
Most people who played Leave Home (demo available), Hermit Games’ previous release, will probably already be looking forward to seeing what wonders await. As well as looking and sounding sumptuous, qrth-phyl is likely to have some thematic explorations in its kaleidoscopic evaluation of the Snake-shape.
Available now. Three dollars/one pound and ninety four pence.