By Karli Winata / February 25th, 2015
The Polish dev team behind the upcoming first-person shooter and puzzler hybrid, Superhot, has received an additional $250,000 in funding. Let’s cover the more intriguing question first. What is Superhot? Glad you asked.
For those that didn’t watch the video, here is a quick summary. In Superhot time moves forward only when you’re moving. During shootouts, hiding in cover does absolutely nothing because absolutely nothing is happening. Time is stopped. Only by moving around do the bullets fly, and even then, time move very slowly. That means you can weave between the spray of bullets like Peter Parker in a fist fight, sans backflip.
An even more succinct explanation goes like this. You’re basically the Flash with a gun and a sword.
The Superhot Team brought their game onto Kickstarter last year and was successfully funded reaching $250,000. Along with all the funding they received afterwards through more fan contributions and business arrangements, the team has half a million dollars to make their game a reality.
Currently, the team is hard at work creating a playable alpha prototype to be shared with a small group of their Kickstarter backers. That will be released on February 28th and includes six levels as well as a storyline. No word yet on when we can expect a final release version. It will be released for PC, Mac, Linux, and Xbox One.
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