Even this early in growth, Gun Jam seems to be ace. It’s Thumper with weapons. It’s Doom Everlasting performed to the beat of its soundtrack. A metronome deathmatch. After a short tease on Twitter result in a collective response of “hell yeah!”, Gun Jam has made the leap from idea to actual, precise recreation – with devs Jaw Drop Video games saying their beat-blasting shooter earlier this week.
I coated (the sport that might turn out to be) Gun Jam again in a Screenshot Saturday Sundays roundup two weeks again. How may I not? That weekend, I woke as much as a twitter feed ablaze with heavy steel thumping and rhythmic blasting – the Quake meets Guitar Hero crossover no one knew they wished, however completely wanted.
Certain, I may clarify how this all works, however it’s most likely simpler to allow you to see for your self.
— Dan Da Rocha (@DanDaRocha) April 25, 2020
These posts appear to have carried nicely sufficient that builders Jaw Drop Video games – co-founded by Q.U.B.E creator Dan Da Rocha – reckon it’s able to push into full manufacturing, Steam itemizing and all. ‘Course, Gun Jam remains to be in an early state. Screenshots nonetheless flaunt colour-tinted Unreal Engine placeholder characters charging haplessly in the direction of the participant.
What’s there, although, has a promisingly sturdy look. Steel riffs that evoke Mick Gordon’s hellish Doom soundtrack. Screenshots present a development from previous temples and snow-swept peaks by to scrub dystopian cityscapes the place music is forbidden. Key artwork suggests a future the place Deadmaus takes on a brand new gig as considered one of Future 2’s Guardians.
There’s house nonetheless to outline its personal fashion, each in the way it seems to be and the way it sounds. However as I mentioned again in ScreenSatSun, although, it’s the potential of Gun Jam’s rhythmic gunplay that I’m most excited by – how new weapons will kick in opposition to the soundscape, how foes may dodge and weave and react to their very own tunes. There’s a lot promise for a correct good wee shooter, right here, and I’m pumped to see what occurs subsequent.
Rock Band controller help, sadly, has but to be confirmed.