All these first-person shooters today, spraying their bullets across the battlefield, never picking them up when they're done firing. So wasteful! Thank goodness developer Terri Vellmann and publisher Devolver Digital are releasing Heavy Bullets, a PC game that teaches players the value of recycling ammunition.
Heavy Bullets transports players into a low-poly, intensely neon maze full of dangerous enemies, power-ups and bosses. Your goal is to reach the end of Level 8 and reset the security mainframe. You begin each attempt with a special revolver and six bullets which must be picked up and reloaded after they've been fired at an enemy. It's like our mothers always said: "Don't you just leave those bullets on the ground. Those are perfectly good bullets, young man."
Bullets aren't your only option, though; homing bombs, coin magnets and high heels are all up for grabs to help you on your quest to be the most environmentally-conscious master blaster this side of the game grid. Heavy Bullets' world is also procedurally generated, making each run different.
Heavy Bullets is available via Steam Early Access and the Humble Store for $10, though both storefronts are holding 15 percent off sales, making it $8.49 for the moment.
- Don't Forget to Reload -
São Paulo, Brazil Through the dark art of video game publishing, Devolver Digital has teamed up with nom de plume Terri Vellimann and the surprisingly handsome musician Doseone (Samurai Gunn) to launch the procedurally generated FPS Heavy Bullets on Steam Early Access. The debut game from Brazilian developer Terri Vellimann is available now as a pretty damned polished beta and the community is invited to provide feedback and suggestions through the last two months of development. American musician/producer/rapper/gentleman Doseone is providing the score and sound design for Heavy Bullets and will be posting works in progress and streaming music sessions to give the community an insight into his process.
Heavy Bullets arms the player with a simple yet stylish revolver and six devastatingly plump bullets with the goal of resetting the security mainframe to restore order and reap the rewards of a job well done. To succeed in the game, players will need to move carefully and make smart use of their bullets, items, and the environment as rushing into new areas is the fastest way to get killed in the untamed wild of the neon corridors.
Starting in September 2013, developer Terri Vellmann launched the alpha version of Heavy Bullets on the TIGSource forums and has been updating the game based on feedback from a core group of players following the game. Now through the Steam Early Access period, Terri Vellmann will continue to integrate community feedback on gameplay, combat mechanics, and visual tweaks on a wider scale with a final launch planned for July 2014.
Dont ever do recreational drugs. Never. But if you do, play Heavy Bullets, said Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker. Again. Dont do drugs.
Heavy Bullets is available now via Steam Early Access, the Humble Store, and other digital download services for with a 15% discount off the final $9.99 price. Follow development of Heavy Bullets via heavybullets.com and provide gameplay feedback @TerriVellmann and music feedback @Doseonetweets on Twitter as well as the official Steam game forums.
Also, check the dope ass beats from Doseone on SoundCloud and let him know that you dig the magic: https://soundcloud.com/doseonesoundcloud/sets/heavybullets/s-w5BR0.