New Game’s Trailer Is The Most ’90s Thing Ever

New Game’s Trailer Is The Most ’90s Thing Ever

Blood! Guts! Angry brothers! Screaming parents who just don’t understand! While there’s some tangible Kickstarter fatigue in video games right now, a good pitch is a good pitch, and Strafe‘s making an awfully strong argument for why it should have your attention.

You should just watch the full Kickstarter video, honestly. It’s great.

Strafe describes itself as the “fastest, bloodiest, deadliest, most adjective-abusing, action-packed first-person shooter of 1996”, and has the Geocities-era official website to back up its claims.

I mean, look at this!

The only thing the website’s missing is a link to a webring and construction site GIFs.

We’ve written about Strafe before, back when it was little more than a violent tech demo.

Strafe is directly pulling from DOOM, Quake, and other fast-as-hell shooters from a bygone era. There might be a story buried somewhere in Strafe, but something tells me it doesn’t matter. You’re here to blow stuff up as much as possible and as fast as possible. Sounds good to me!

The game’s looking to raise $US185,096 in the next 29 days, and should release in “early” 2016.


  • The graphics definitely belong in the 90’s. I think most of my Kickstarter fatigue comes from the lack of any attention being given to making a product look good

  • Reminds me of playing Quake 2 on PS1.

    That video was good but oh my god so morbid at the end, I was all haha this is awesome and then just felt bad.
    Especially when the mum is pushing gore back onto the kids neck saying “you’ll be ok”

    • I was a little disappointed that the mother didn’t lose her temper and go for revenge. There was the “click to quick restart” prompt there and everything

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