I covered Contract Work’s close-run Kickstarter finish in back in April and now the game is ready for release. Well, it’s ready for early release, which means you can play it right now and pay $2.99 to unlock the current version should you so desire. The plot and setting led me to expect a side-scrolling Deus Ex but Contract Work is much more like a side-scrolling Syndicate. Despite upgrade elements that allow for stealthier or more violent approaches, it’s a game about being a gun for hire and the gun is the central tool. Well, guns, to be precise. You are guns for hire. The action is fast, as waves of enemies spawn at the map’s edge and head for their objectives. Sometimes you are the infiltrator, sometimes the defender, but either way there is a great deal of robot-smashing to be done.