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Well, When You Put It That Way: Kill The Bad Guy

Cars. Like sneaky houses.

Sometimes, I’m not exactly after a moral dilemma. I don’t want to weigh the choices between two opposing factions in a deep and meaningful world. I’m not after thrilling vistas or twisting, surprising plotlines. I just want to be pointed at a dude, told he’s not very nice and told to dispose of him. Kill The Bad Guy adds wrecking balls, police-barricade-fired rail spikes and all manner of other brutally efficient means to disembowel and decapitate. Built around the rather flimsy plot of a secret society taking out criminals and other do-badders, any similarities with the real world end rather quickly. It’s a collection of mono-chrome playgrounds built purely for creating a spectacle of the death of a masked man through cunning placement of physics objects and good timing. A trailer, demo and deets if you can prove to me you’re not one of them.

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It could so easily have been a new euphemism… instead it’s an action platformer from French independents Exkee, in which you pilot a drop of water across a series of obstacles. The 121mb (around nine Peggles?) trial download can be found here. I had a quick poke at it and found it to be charming. Use watery things to increase your droplet size, and avoid being mopped up by paper or biscuits. It needs a little better signposting, but I like it both the peculiarly realistic visuals and the simple control system. Go take a look. Trailer after the hop.
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