Toxic multiplayer is co-op in Freaky Awesome

As RPS’ toxic sludge and fleshy pustules correspondent, I have to tell you about Freaky Awesome [official site], an upcoming dungeon-diving multiplayer action game with all of those things. In this throbbing mass of pixels and slime, when you kill an enemy, you can walk into its splattered remains to infect yourself with its goo and mutate into a stranger, blobbier form than before – and you can do it all with pals. Come see what that chaos looks like.

LOVE this music. It’s very Does It Offend You Yeah?

Looks like it has all your roguelite bits and bobs – permadeath, randomly generated levels, changing skills and so on. That last one is worth clarifying. You see, when you roll around in the glowing gibs of a defeated enemy you get some health back, but you also sometimes blorp into a new mutant form with different abilities. Some of your forms have elastic tongues, for instance, and let you poop out eggs that hatch into rat-like minions who attack enemies for you, others seem to be able to throw dynamite. I’m not sure, just going off the same trailer you are. But basically, it’s going to be disgusting toxic traversal with 1-4 players.

It’s due for an Autumn release this year, say developers Mandragora Games, who have experience working on these rouguelarks, having released the tower-descending Skyhill last year which John thought was repetitive but still a “rather pleasant surprise of good ideas delivered without fuss”.


  1. TΛPETRVE says:

    So it’s basically CRAWL without the competitive part?

    • LTK says:

      It does remind me a lot of CRAWL. I wish they had explained the mutation mechanics in the trailer like the amazing CRAWL trailer did.

  2. LTK says:

    Now that is some properly good screen shake. Ooh yeah. Shake it baby!

    • Stonejackit says:

      It’s funny i don’t like these supersmooth screenshakes at all. Gives me a feeling of naussea :(

  3. Heavenfall says:

    I have no idea which is the playable character from the video.

  4. skeletortoise says:

    I’ve no issue with the game, but this article’s title really got my hopes up for a game where being a dick to your friends was encouraged and a productive and cooperative activity.

  5. noodlecake says:

    The art style reminds me of 16 bit era graphics. Not just because it’s pixel art, the actual character and colour scheme feels early 90s.

    Looks interesting. It’s a shame I don’t have any friends. Well not any gamer friends who would ever play a game that has pixel art graphics. Philistines. :(

  6. Bobtree says:

    Please stop the screen shaking.