Disclaimer! Gunpoint Has A Level Editor

You can make all this.
Disclaimer! I worked with Tom Francis for seven years on PC Gamer, though we rarely made physical contact. There, now that’s out the way I feel better. But even if I hadn’t worked with him, I’d be keen to point out his latest update on Gunpoint to you. Disclaimer! Tom sat beside me for five of those years, sipping his own brewed coffee and saying: “Ahhh, coffee: thriller of tastebuds, lover of tonsils, warmer of tummies. Get in me.”. Gunpoint is Tom’s first game, a 2D world-hacking detective ’em up. I don’t know when it’ll be finished. I don’t know how much it’ll cost. I do know that it’ll have a level editor, as Tom has released a video showing it off. Disclaimer! it’s below.

Disclaimer! Tom looks so fetching in shadow that he carries an elaborate set of lights around with him, and a recording of me telling him how dashing he looks. As for Gunpoint, this level editor is the most requested feature. Like all good developers everywhere, Tom listened to the fans and made it for them. Disclaimer! He always stands in the corner of the room at social functions, and has prepared statements for every conversational eventuality stuck to the brim of his hat. The trailer shows what he’s been making, which means it shows what you’ll be able to make as well. Disclaimer! Tom has compromising photos of me, and unless I keep him “in the manner he’s used to” he’ll “mince me like he minced my cat”.

Disclaimer! I miss my cat. I’ll get you, Francis.


  1. kwyjibo says:

    Steam workshop, yar?

    • wccrawford says:

      Oh wow, that *would* be awesome. Here’s hoping he can swing that.

  2. Phantoon says:

    I want to know more about these fleeting, furtive, and intense rarely made physical contact.

    • LintMan says:

      Yes! Let’s hear more about the manner of said contact. Are we talking firm handshakes? Locker room hijinks? Thumb wrestling?

  3. Lambchops says:

    I hope John and Jim use that “Disclaimer!” tag when it’s appropriate to do so.

  4. Phantoon says:

    Why can’t I give Tom Francis my money for this yet, anyways?


    • lordcooper says:

      Personally, I’m boycotting the game until he fixes this glaring issue.

    • Colonel J says:

      Ferchrissakes get this thing on Kickstarter so we can throw our money at our screens, pay Tom enough cash to quit whatever his silly day job is for a while so he can get this damn game finished and we can get our hands on it. Please.

      • wccrawford says:

        While I admire his ethics, I really wish he’d let me (and everyone else) pay for the alpha/beta. Even if it’s the same price that the full release will be. I know he says he can’t handle too many alpha testers at a time, but seriously… Just ignore 2/3 of us or something. lol

        • Mr. Mister says:

          He’s ignoring you; that’s something.

        • Haphaz77 says:

          Oh, maybe I should have read this before posting my bit. Disclaimer: I’m an impatient idiot.

        • Cloudiest Nights says:

          Glad to have gotten an early build of this game, I’m surprised that it isn’t open beta or anything yet. It is a great game from what I’ve played, though. Can’t wait to see it out!

      • Tusque D'Ivoire says:

        in this case as opposed to many other game developers, I don’t actually want Tom to replace his day job with a kickstarter campaign. Same goes for Rossignol.

  5. LTK says:


    Never gets old.

  6. Mr. Mister says:

    Here’s hoping you’re required to beat the level befoe beating it.

    EDIT: Before publishing it. The error stays for the record.

  7. Azeltir says:

    That was the best 8-second summary of any game I’ve ever heard.

  8. Haphaz77 says:

    Steam Greenlight perhaps?

    Kickstarter doesn’t seem necessary for initial funding but might get a good publicity drive going.

    Disclaimer! I played this at Rezzed and it is brilliant.

  9. tomeoftom says:

    I’m positively soaked for this.

    • stele says:

      I hope you didn’t fall into a tank of sharks with frickin’ lasers on their frickin’ heads.

  10. LionsPhil says:

    Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!

  11. MajorManiac says:

    Tom you’re brilliant!!

  12. Davie says:

    Disclaimer! After reading Pentadact for a couple years and following Gunpoint’s development with great interest, I believe I have a massive man-crush on Tom Francis.

  13. Lord Custard Smingleigh says:

    Tom Francis is love, and he does not have my balls clasped in the cold, pitiless steel embrace of a pair of pliers wired to a car battery, awaiting only his momentary displeasure and a small hand motion to complete the circuit.

  14. SketchyGalore says:

    Hey now, I thought this game fell off the map! Excellent to see it back… particularly because I kind of forgot the name of “that awesome looking trailer with the guy with the indestructible trenchcoat breaking through windows in 2-D”. Upon reflection, Gunpoint is a far better name.