PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew is a Real Game, Not a Meme, I Swear

on February 15, 2011 9:30 AM

PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew is a Real Game, Not a Meme, I Swear

Indie developers Incredible Ape are set to release their insanely named game PewPewPewPewPewPewPewPewPew to the masses on the XBox Live Indie Games channel pretty soon, and beyond the best/worst game name ever, it actually looks to be a solid, entertaining, unique experience.

In PPPPPPPPP, you and your brah control one spacedude in a horizontal shmup sorta setting. Yep; two peeps control one person in this game. And it gets better: you don’t control the guy with standard controllers, but with microphones. If you’re a Lips connoisseur like resident karaoke champeen John Coleslaw, you’re bound to have a few mics around.

Anyway, one person controls your character’s jetpack by making jetpack sounds into their mic, while Player 2 controls the character’s laser by making “pew pew” sounds into their audio input device. If you’re hammered like I admittedly am right now, and you’re absolutely confused as to how this even makes sense, head to Incredible Ape’s homepage to see a video demonstrating the crazy potential madness that can stem from such a simple-yet-chaotic game.

It’s the ingenuity and pure amazing fun ideas like this that really make me appreciate the video games climate we live in today. Sure, it may be limited by peripherals, or console exclusivity, but it’s nonetheless great to know that consoles all across the board are providing excellent alternatives to standard AAA gaming fare.

 /  Staff Writer (Weekends)
Allen is an utter whore of a gamer; he's completely open-minded to all games, be they AAA blockbusters or $5 casual children's games. His focus is on indie games specifically, valuing gameplay and ingenuity over sparkly visuals and ridiculous gimmicks. When he's not geeking out over the newest art game, he's out toning his sexy, sculpted shoulders while surfing epic 1.5ft waves, or having a good time with local, high-gravity microbrews.