There's nothing like creating a straight-up phenomenon to generate a frothy appetite for more, more, more. Ever since Capybara Games' hit IOS game Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP rocketed to the top of the App Store earlier this year, folks have been wondering when they'd announce something new. The retro-styled indie title captured the hearts of players with great music and an idiosyncratic, post-modern take on adventure RPG tropes. Knowing that you couldn't get the Sworcery experience just anywhere made you want a follow-up even more. That was my experience, at least.
Now, via Gamepro, comes word of Capybara's next title, Super T.I.M.E. Force. The side-scrolling shooter's been submitted as part of the 2012 Independent Games Festival, where the official description reads:
THE YEAR: 198X
THE PROBLEM: EVERYTHING'S GONE TO SHIT
THE MISSION: ERASE HISTORY'S DUMB MISTAKES
THE GOAL: MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE FOR YOU AND ME
THE TEAM: T.I.M.E (TEMPORAL INEVITABILITY MANIPULATION EXPERTS), AN ELITE SQUAD OF TIME-TRAVELING BADASSES
QUALIFICATIONS: MAXIMUM BADASSERY
ALSO: THEY HOLD PATENTS ON TIME TRAVEL GEAR THAT NO ONE HAS
THE PLAN: JUMP THROUGH TIME AND KILL STUFF THAT NEVER SHOULD'VE HAPPENED
FOR INSTANCE: COVERT ALIEN INVASIONS, NAZIS, BOY BANDS, ETC.
THE CATCH: ALTERING PRE-EXISTING EVENTS IN SPACE-TIME COULD HAVE DIRE CONSEQUENCES
- PISSING OFF GOD
- TOTAL ANNIHILATION OF ALL MATTER OF EXISTENCE
- ACCIDENTALLY DATING YOUR MOTHER
PROBABILITY OF SUCCESS: UNCERTAIN
THE RISK: WORTH IT
WHEN DO THEY START: NOW!
There's a currently static webpage where more will doubtlessly be revealed. Nevertheless, the description and the curiosity about how the Capy guys will do a shooter is enough to pique my interest.