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Sirs, You Are Being Hunted: Multiplayer Added

When I pop open and drink bottles I find in bushes, people gasp and scuttle away in horror. Yet it’s cause for celebration when we virtually get together with pals to drink cyber bushbeer. Go figure. The point is: steampunk countryside survive ’em up Sir, You Are Being Hunted [official site] has finally added multiplayer.

RPS co-founder Jimmy Ro-ro is one of the folks behind Sir, I should of course mention, but I’ve only met him a few times myself and certainly never when sober so I couldn’t tell you much about him. He’s shorter than me, and I don’t care about the rest.

The multiplayer sees Sirs and Madams competing to escape the countryhell, dodging robots and each other. I suppose you and your chums could work together, but only one can stand in the end. Here, look at this to see how to start playing.

Multiplayer was a stretch goal on Sir’s Kickstarter back in 2012, but (unsurprisingly) took longer than expected. Devs Big Robot said back in September 2014:

“While initially we’d made great progress, things ground to a halt as we disappeared down a rabbit-hole of networking issues and we ultimately didn’t get to where we’d hoped to be in the weeks and then months after launch. Consequently we’re going to bring in another developer to help get it across the finish line, and that’s going to take some additional time and resources to do.”

Ah, hope! I remember hope. Never hope, but always persevere. Multiplayer had been in public testing for a few months, but as of Friday is properly out. Have a peek:

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