Posts Tagged ‘Double Kick Heroes’

Unknown Pleasures: A five-course menu of great new games

Does anyone try to make a story out of these mini-screenshots? It could be like the Game Idea Machine, but worse

You’re lucky, readers. It’s an optimistic time of year, even for sour-faced mopes like myself, and I damn nearly opened with some lyrics. What can I say? The sun is singing, the birds are shining, and the latest selection of Unknown Pleasures is a zingy blend of drama, carefree fun, and creativity. I for one am feeling inspired.

Fooling us into thinking Summer won’t be repulsively hot, itchy and sticky this week: cowboy revenge, underground art, and bisexual pride.

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Double Kick Heroes headbangs its way into early access

Double Kick Heroes

In Double Kick Heroes, when the apocalypse is snapping at your heels the only thing you can trust is the power of heavy metal drumming. This unusual take on a familiar old arcade rhythm genre comes to us from French outfit Headbang Club and brings a lot to the table, including a full level editor, and is out in early access today.

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Out-rock the apocalypse in Double Kick Heroes

Double Kick Heroes

In Mad Max: Fury Road, one character was clearly having more fun than the rest: Coma, the Doof Warrior. You know, the guy with the flaming guitar and massive wall of speakers providing growling musical accompaniment to the carnage unfolding around him. Double Kick Heroes takes that concept and runs with it; what if the power of metal itself was the one thing keeping you alive on the irradiated roads of the apocalypse?

Originally debuting in the 34th Ludum Dare dev-jam, that particular one limiting designs to the concepts of ‘Two Button controls’ and ‘Growing’, the rhythm shooter Double Kick Heroes hits Early Access this April, now free of its old restrictions.

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