There's nothing like creating a straight-up phenomenon to generate a frothy appetite for more, more, more. Ever since Capybara Games' hit iOS game Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP rocketed to the top of the App Store earlier this year, folks have been wondering when they'd announce something new. The retro-styled indie title captured the hearts of players with great music and an idiosyncratic, post-modern take on adventure RPG tropes. Knowing that you couldn't get the Sworcery experience just anywhere made you want it more. That was my experience, at least.
Now, via Gamepro, comes word of Capybara's next title, Super T.I.M.E. Force. The side-scrolling shooter's been submitted as part of the 2012 Independent Games Festival, where the official description reads:
THE YEAR: 198X
THE PROBLEM: EVERYTHING'S GONE TO SHIT
THE MISSION: ERASE HISTORY'S DUMB MISTAKES
THE GOAL: MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE FOR YOU AND ME
THE TEAM: T.I.M.E (TEMPORAL INEVITABILITY MANIPULATION EXPERTS), AN ELITE SQUAD OF TIME-TRAVELING BADASSES
QUALIFICATIONS: MAXIMUM BADASSERY
ALSO: THEY HOLD PATENTS ON TIME TRAVEL GEAR THAT NO ONE HAS
THE PLAN: JUMP THROUGH TIME AND KILL STUFF THAT NEVER SHOULD'VE HAPPENED
FOR INSTANCE: COVERT ALIEN INVASIONS, NAZIS, BOY BANDS, ETC.
THE CATCH: ALTERING PRE-EXISTING EVENTS IN SPACE-TIME COULD HAVE DIRE CONSEQUENCES
- PISSING OFF GOD
- TOTAL ANNIHILATION OF ALL MATTER OF EXISTENCE
- ACCIDENTALLY DATING YOUR MOTHER
PROBABILITY OF SUCCESS: UNCERTAIN
THE RISK: WORTH IT
WHEN DO THEY START: NOW!
There's a currently static web page where more will doubtlessly be revealed. Nevertheless, the description and the curiosity about how the Capy guys will do a shooter is enough to pique my interest.