10/04/2010

You will poop rainbows.

WTF IS THIS?
There is probably not a single one of you people who hasn't played Adultswim's "Robot Unicorn Attack" yet but there might still be one or two out there. Robot Unicorn Attack is a classical vertical running game in which the player must dodge objects, jump past gaps and dash through solid objects. When I first heard of this game I was like "meh, whatever".When I first saw the start screen (fig. 1) I was kind of questioning the sexual preferences of my best friend, who suggested the game to me.
But once you go in and the music starts (Always by Erasure) and you hear the first few lines you're caught.
THE COLOURS...
Because what this game does is kinda weird. Even though the colour scheme is... well girlish to say the least and the music is rather... soft, I was caught. Even though I exclusively wear black and listen to blackmetal to progressive. But whatever, the movements of that robot unicorn are smooth and seem nice and all in all its just a working concept.
Also the slight touch of creepyness - at certain points the game tells you that "all is hopeless" and "you will die.
Note the tear. A cut off robot head, that cries. Classic.
That doesn't quite seem to fit the concept at all.
I just don't get this game, especially because it doesnt fit into Adultswim's toilet humor and sort of gore games (which are completely fine with me). I just really have no clue what this is all about.
Oh the game is great btw.

10 comments:

  1. Great?

    This game is more than great.

    It is GODDAMN AMAZING AND YOU KNOW IT.

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  2. Looks like I know what I'm doing first thing when I get out of work, unless I get a moment alone here to try it out. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  3. THIS GAME IS THE MOST AMAZING GAME IN THE UNIVERSE!!

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  4. I played this game on AS. Its actually more fun than it first appears as. Good post.

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  5. I also wondered at first to play it wtf was going on. Its girly, but kind of in a mocking way, not authentically. It is an awesome game though. Its addicting!

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  6. OPPEEENN YOUR EEYYEESSSSS, YOUR EYES ARE OPEN!

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  7. It's unbelievable how popular this game has become.

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