Today, independent developer Gabe Cuzzillo and publisher Devolver Digital announced Ape Out, a smash em’ up about primal escape, due for PC and “consoles” sometime this summer. Additionally, Devolver announced that you can actually get your hands on the game today via playing the playable reveal trailer, which is available through Steam here.
The playable trailer is said to be a brief, “frantic introduction to the game.” According to Devolver Digital, it aims to give a taste of the basic style, tone, and gameplay in a series of short intense moments.
Here’s an overview of the game via Devolver Digital:
Ape Out is a wildly intense and colorfully stylized smash ‘em up about primal escape, rhythmic violence, and frenetic jazz. Build up nearly unstoppable momentum and use your captors as both weapons and shields to crush everyone on your procedurally generated path to freedom.
Stylish Escape: Embrace bold colors and a dazzling perspective as you rush through tight corridors, open areas, and twisting labyrinths on a mad dash for freedom. Overcome all manner of human opposition, nefarious traps, and breakable obstacles to find each exit and escape captivity.
Grab and Smash: Unleash your primal instincts and incredible strength to overpower your captors. Hold them steady to create a human shield, smash their feeble bodies into walls, or throw one into another in a violent explosion of humanity.
Dynamic Soundtrack: Find your rhythm in the chaos as a dynamic soundtrack of drums, cymbals, and decapitations drive the action to the edge of mayhem.
Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker accompanied the announcement with the following statement:
“Since I was a little boy one of my hobbies has been to secretly set zoo animals free and watch them run rampant, killing their captors in the most violent ways possible. Ape Out captures that child-like sense of wonder in a very profound and meaningful way and also adds a drum beat.”
A price point has not been revealed. However, Devolver has said that the game will be playable — via the same playable trailer — at PAX East 2017, which runs from March 10th through the 12th in Boston.
Below, you can check out the playable trailer, expect if you want to play it you have to head over to the link at the top of the page: