More video games were shown during The Game Awards 2018 than approval talks, and still one of the best new slots released today did not air during the show. Devolver Digital gave another look at Ape Out an action game with a Saul Bass Hotline Miami vibe.
The game is about a monkey escape. The monkey is sprinting through increasingly complex stages, slaughtering armed guards by killing them, spraying them and transforming them into human shields. Attacks splatter blood across the floor that buckles of color. The trailer makes an excellent job of capturing Ape Out ‘s hyper-violent, beautifully powerful energy and its awesome humor.
Ape Out will be released on February 7, 201
9 at Nintendo Notes: I learned short Ape Out creator Gabe Cuzzillo at NYU’s Game Center. Cuzzillo has since collaborated with program professors (and game design veterans) Matt Boch and Bennett Foddy to take the match to the finish line.]