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Death by Game Show Coming January 22 to Steam
Watch the announcement trailer below.
Death by Game Show is a twitch-action and strategy game, a hybrid where reaction and resources are equally important. Inspired by the movie Idiocracy, pop culture, and game developer Oointah’s skewed sense of humor, this is a unique twist on off-the-wall-strategy.
“We set out to make a frenetic arcade game coupled with a quickfire strategy element—essentially a game covered in Elvis dust that we’d want to play,” said Malcolm Michaels, founder of Oointah. “During development, the team was inspired by middle-out algorithm and a shared affection for Idiocracy, and thus Death by Game Show’s story has unintentionally become a love letter to writer/director Mike Judge’s brilliant movies and TV shows.”
Death by Game Show releases January 22 on Steam for $14.99.
Death by Game Show Features
- Blast through 50 challenges of rehabilitation: cause destruction, fight for survival, and beat pre-set conundrums!
- You’re chained to the Game Show Intimidation Masheen of Pwnage (“Bring out The G.I.M.P.”) - Use it to spawn droids, call in building support, and dominate the field of play.
- Win an arsenal from the Wheel of Misfortune game show spinner and then risk it all as you struggle through many brutal challenges.
- 10 different Force-crushing droids including the roller-skating ninja Madichin and the toothy British airborne bomb dropper RD-SLK. (BB who?!)
- 10 defensive weapons & buildings that feature “Upgrayedd” technology, including:
- Yeah *Bleep*! Magnets! – a giant toaster that shoots over-sized exploding magnets.
- Droid Barracks -- wait, a more alarmist name would be… Kent Brockman’s Killbot Factory.
- DieSuperheroDie – all superheroes, zombies, and minions were rounded up in the 22nd century and electrocuted with this invention.
- Rust in Peace – delivers a Megadeth-sized barrel of bereavement.
- `The GOFU – protect yourself before the droids wreck yourself with this shield of love.
- Six unique power-ups including the Speed Runner, It’s Got Electrolytes, Sexy Time, and Mama Said Knock You Out.
- Build challenges, customize skins, and edit all text in game – Make the Death by Game Show experience your own via the Steam Workshop.
- Windows, Mac, and Linux versions will be available at launch.
In addition, Oointah is hard at work on a spring 2016 update that will include at least 30 new challenges, an “Off-Air” Skirmish mode, editor updates, and further localization. The developers also have their eye on adding multiplayer support in the future.
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