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Indie Spotlight - SUPERHOT


Our weekly Indie Spotlight articles highlight one indie game that we feel is worth your attention. Every game listed has a planned console release for the Xbox One and/or PS4.

SUPERHOT

Created at a 7 Day First Person Shooter game jam, a small group of friends created what would turn out to be SUPERHOT. The team won the Developer Showcase Award at WGK Conference in 2013 and went on to further develop the game.

After passing the Steam Greenlight process in only a single weekend, the team then reached their Kickstarter goal of $100,000 in under 24 hours. With all the confidence in the world behind them, a small team of friends are now bringing their unique shooter to PC and consoles this year.



"SUPERHOT is the first person shooter where time moves only when you move. With its mesmerizing gameplay and unique, stylized graphics SUPERHOT aims to finally add something new and disruptive to the FPS genre. See the bullets crawling towards you as you carefully plan your steps and aim your gun. Enjoy the mayhem that is unleashed as you put that plan into motion. Dodge bullets. Take out your enemies. One step at a time."

A truly unique experience for the first person shooter genre. There are plenty of games that have a slow motion effect (Max Payne, Stranglehold, WET, etc.) but most of the are dictated by a motion such as diving. In SUPERHOT, you control the flow of time. By moving slow, you can actually see bullets flying past your head and step out of the way. There isn't a button to trigger this effect, "time moves only when you move".


"You're not hiding behind cover - you're dodging bullets flying past you like in The Matrix. You're not waiting to reload a gun - you're picking the next firearm from the hands of your fallen foes. You're not waiting until your wounds heal - in SUPERHOT a single bullet means death. However, there are no reload screens - you're instantly back in the middle of the action. "

Thanks to the successfully funded Kickstarter, SUPERHOT will launch with multiple new modes and features. The Speedrun Mode is for the "speed demons seeking an additional challenge". New Game + will offer additional challenges to those who complete the game. Finally, Replay Mode will allow you to "relive your awesome actions as real-time replays".



SUPERHOT has a planned 2015 release date for the Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux. Kickstarter backers will be receiving an exclusive beta pre-release. A playable prototype is available for PC via https://superhotgame.com/play-prototype/. For more information on SUPERHOT, you can visit the official website and follow them on Twitter and Facebook.
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