The delights of grappling hooks and huge drills combine in Pepper Grinder, an upcoming platformer which looks jolly nice. Drill through ground, swing around grappling points, and bust up enemies with your drill. Splendid. I've enjoyed watching the dribs, drabs, and GIFs of Pepper Grinder flowing out of creator Riv Hester for months, and now it has a trailer coo let's have a good look. Observe:
See? Drill, swing, coingrab, and drillmurder. It is cheery drillmurder, isn't it?
I watched Driller Killer back in the days when it was banned for being a 'video nasty' and did enjoy the few gory deaths but, mostly, was super bored. Nasties are never nasty enough for teenagers, are they? When you're told a movie is so obscene it boils the mind of anyone who sees so much as a single frame, drama over paying bills just isn't what you want.
No, what is truly depraved is what's happening to this scarecrow:
No firm word from developer Riv Hester on when Pepper Grinder will launch.
Speaking of drills, I've just had a look and it seems the fun drillkilling fight-o-platformer Joylancer is due a mega-huge update in July. Its last early access update was yonks ago but apparently the game has been massively rebuilt. Neat-o. Drills!