Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Gunpoint..... Smashing though windows has never been more fun

Gunpoint is a stealth-based 2-D puzzle platform game made by 'Tom Francis'.  I normally keep away from indie games as finding a good one can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

But Gunpoint took my interest as its been getting some good chatter on the web, so I started giving it some notice and liked the sound of it enough to actually give it a go.

Each level / mission is set in a 2D platform of an office building with traps and security guards patrolling the area and you have to get around them all and complete the objective, which is down to yourself on how you do this, you could take the stealth route or you could go on a killing spree and kill them all there is no wrong answer on how to complete the level, There is no health system or lives, you get shot your dead though the game does have a good save system so you can roll back to the last few seconds and try and correct your mistake and failing that restart the mission.

You start with one ability which to be able to jump long distances using a 'Bullfrog' jacket and from there you can buy new ones with cash earned from doing the missions and also earn upgrade points to upgrade your jumping ability.

I am still playing this so can not say how the game fairs long term but so far the puzzle are fun and interesting and short enough to not become boring and the game doesn't take itself too seriously so the mission briefing themselves bring a smile with some of the responses you can make and its just plain fun to lead a guard to an automatic door and smack him in the face with it or electrocute them with a plug socket.

The art style reminds me of 'Another world' or 'Flashback' which where 2D platform games from the 90's and gives me a nostalgic feeling while still being new and fun to explore.

Its currently on Steam for £6.29 and if you fancy yourself as a master spy then I would recommend you give this ago.

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