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The Braid of First-Person Shooters Is Totally Free

Indie developers can be just the best. Like, for instance, when Piotr Iwanicki and and Blue Brick crew (not a '70s funk band, by the way) made Superhot in a 7 Day FPS Challenge, then refined it a bit, and then posted it online for free. And it's brilliant.

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Kotaku AU describes Superhot as "like Braid with guns," but that only tells part of the story. Perspective matters. Because this game is in first-person, it carries with it the presumptions of the first-person genres. Then, it flips those conventions into something more like a strategy game by causing time to only move as you move. A couple of well-placed enemies and pistols later and the product is a succinct, thoughtful blast.

And, lest we forget, this thing is free! Using a Unity web engine, anyone can start cranking away at the faceless enemies in seconds. Click here for the link. That kind of convenience goes a long way.

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If you'd like to support a fuller version of Superhot for Steam, check out its Steam Greenlight page.

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densetsuvii
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As one of the three or so people left in America who DON'T enjoy FPS, I have to say this one intrigues me, and from the person who found Halo, CoD and Goldeneye uninteresting, that alone is a huge note in its favor.