BUTCHER: A 2D Platformer Love Letter to Doom and Quake


Indie developers have made a name for themselves by invoking the gaming tropes and ideas of yester-year for the modern age. Transhuman Design, the developer of King Arthur’s Gold, is coming out with another ultra-violent platformer entitled ButcherButcher is intended to evoke the look and feel of 90’s powerhouses Doom and Quake, but in a 2D platformer instead of a 2.5D FPS (Or Full 3D in Quake’s case). They do so by splattering enough blood everywhere that you’ll impulsively want to get a test for Hepatitis, as well as making your character the ultimate badass who moves a-mile-a-minute while blasting a rocket launcher in every direction. Like its inspirations, it’s also very light on story, which is glossed over so quickly you didn’t recognize it when it passed you in favor of being pure, high octane fun.

The official Steam page boasts the following:

  • Ultra-violent uncompromising carnage in the spirit of Doom and Quake (chainsaw included)
  • Skill-based gameplay mechanics
  • Release your inner artist, paint the walls with (permanent) blood (up to 4 million pixels available to be painted per level)
  • Use the environment (saws, hooks, lava pits, animals and other) to brutally dispose of your enemies
  • Choose from an array of weapons (featuring classics like chainsaw, railgun and the deadly grenade launcher)
  • Adorn more than 20 levels with the insides of your enemies
  • Soak in the dark atmosphere reinforced by a wicked, heavy soundtrack (while you kick corpses around)
  • Die painfully: melt in lava, become piranha food, get crushed by heavy doors… and more!

The game is due out in the fall, until then have a look at the trailer.

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