Pit People Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Pit People RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Best Local Co-op Games Released in 2018 (So Far) https://www.gameskinny.com/ybck6/best-local-co-op-games-released-in-2018-so-far https://www.gameskinny.com/ybck6/best-local-co-op-games-released-in-2018-so-far Tue, 07 Aug 2018 16:01:15 -0400 Littoface

Remember when "playing a game together" meant plopping down on a couch together, grabbing some controllers, and just having fun? In the same room? Crazy, right?

Believe it or not, local co-op is still very much a thing, much to this writer's delight. And 2018 has some excellent couch co-op offerings, with promises of more as the year continues.

We've rounded up the best local co-op games, which you'll find below, loosely organized from "most awesome" to "not as awesome, but still worth playing." Below each game, you'll find the platforms it's available for.

Now, grab a friend, buy an extra controller (and a couch), and enjoy!

Lego the Incredibles

Developed by: TT Fusion
Published by: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Available for: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One

Play through the events of the two The Incredibles movies (in backward order) in this sandbox LEGO game and help the Parr family save the town from odd and quirky villains.

True to its name, the game is full of LEGO fun like building, puzzles, tons of subquests and collectibles, and some awesome action scenes. Fans of the Incredibles franchise will also not be disappointed, as the game includes over 100 characters from both the Incredibles series and other Disney Pixar films.

This game is best played with a younger co-op partner, as it's intended to be family-friendly and is as such a little too simple for a seasoned gamer.

You can read our review here.

A Way Out

Developed by: Hazelight Studios
Published by: EA
Available for: PC, PS4, Xbox One

From the makers of A Tale of Two Sons comes this cooperative game that is specifically meant to be played by two people. Players each control Leo or Vincent as you work together to break out of prison and continue on beyond in a 1970s world. As is to be expected, the storytelling and teamwork are the focus and the game quickly becomes an emotional ride.

The game's strengths are in its freedom of choice, as each character has different personality quirks which allow players to choose different methods to resolve puzzles and continue the story. Players are also tasked with working together, taking on different roles to get a task done, and sometimes the game even pits the two against each other in friendly competitions.

A game that forces you to play together with someone may seem like a gimmick, but Hazelight Studios makes it work — and it's sure to leave local co-op fans happy from getting this game specifically made for them.

The Swords of Ditto

Developed by: onebitbeyond
Published by: Devolver Digital
Available for: PC, PS4

Awaken, heroes, and heed the call of the magical dung beetle. The evil witch Mormo has brought a curse on the land of Ditto and it's up to a ragtag group of kids to become the Swords of Ditto and stop her once and for all.

Full of charm and eccentricities, this game hides some surprising complexities. It's technically a rogue-lite: if all players die, it's game over for good and you have to start again, with the map shuffled. You might look like kids (or robots, or frogs, or any number of things ) but documents you uncover reveal a depth to the world you might not expect from the happy-go-lucky exterior.

Use weapons, ridiculous toys (literally called that) and the help of a mystical space whale to hack and slash through this fun game, which features the only kazoo-centric soundtrack we've ever known.

Pit People

Developed by: The Behemoth
Published by: The Behemoth
Available for: PC, Xbox One

This turn-based adventure game pits teams of heroes against teams of baddies in the never-ending quest for loot and survival. Each player controls a group of up to five fighters, put together from a selection of ragtag good guys and strange creatures.

Fights and questing are truly cooperative and take place on the same map, allowing each player to upgrade their own team individually then work together as support or fellow fighters. A unique and very quirky world acts as a backdrop for the action, full of robots, vampires, and cupcake people. In other words, not your usual group of bad guys!

Tesla vs. Lovecraft

Developed by: 10tons Ltd.
Published by: 10tons Ltd.
Available for: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One

Can Tesla save the world from invading Eldtitch horrors? Grab a friend, hop into a mech, and fight against Lovecraftian monsters in this top-down twin-stick shooter. Created by the developers behind Crimsonland and Neon Chrome, this intense game is the perfect mix of beloved characters, real and imagined.

Fight together against creatures from the Lovecraft universe, like Shaggoth and Spawns of Dagon. But don't worry — Tesla has his own goodies for fighting back, like quantum teleportation and a death ray gun (of course).

Expect nonstop action, ridiculous scenarios, and lots of chaotic fun.

The Escapists 2

Developed by: Team 17 Digital Limited, Mouldy Toof Studios
Published by: Team 17 Digital Limited
Available for: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One

Take prison break to the extreme with up to four-player split-screen (except in the Switch, which only has up to two). This sequel has all the fun of the first game and more: follow routines while garnering favors, hiding away illicit goodies, and plotting your escape.

The game is bigger and better, featuring bigger prisons to escape from, more hidden passageways to help in your prison break, and several new locations. And now, you can work together to pull off more exciting escapes — or play in versus mode and compete to see who can break out first.

Trailblazers

Developed by: Supergonk
Published by: Rising Star Games
Available for: PC, PS4, Switch

Paint the town! Or just the track, at least. Trailblazers is a cooperative racing game where players work together to get their color painted on as much of the track to get a boost to the finish line.

Choose from eight racers, each with its own strengths and specific power-ups. Four players team up to splash paint all over the 10 different tracks in three worlds. A pumping soundtrack and some pretty awesome visuals make this a fun, fast-paced party game.

I Hate Running Backwards

Developed by: Croteam, Binx Interactive
Published by: Devolver Digital
Available for: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One

Here's a string of words for you: Shmup, rogue-lite, endless runner. This game is all that, and more. Grab one of many weapons and shoot at oncoming enemies as you run ahead of them. Destroy monsters, destroy the environment, destroy the very concept of time itself!

It's as fun as it ridiculous, and allows players to choose from a range of previous Devolver games, including Serious Sam, Rambro, the Bullet from Enter the Gungeon, and more.

Whatever your views on running backwards are, this is a can't-miss couch co-op game. Sure, you can play this ridiculousness alone, but it's so much fun with a friend!  

Just Shapes and Beats

Developed by: Berzerk Studio
Published by: Berzerk Studio
Available for: PC, Switch

Team up with up to three other players for a musical bullet-hell experience. Dodge shapes to the beat, enjoy the music, and see how long you can survive in this ridiculously chaotic game.

The soundtrack boasts an impressive 35 music tracks from 20 chiptune artists, combined with hand-made super-challenging levels and brutal boss battles.

However you enjoy this one, be ready for a challenge! 

Pixeljunk Monsters 2

Developed by: Q-Games
Published by: Spike Chunsoft
Available for: PC, PS4, Switch

It's been 10 long years, but Pixeljunk Monsters is back with another installment of real-time tower-defense gameplay that's every bit as engaging as the original. The updates visuals are a real treat to look at, featuring charming claymation animation.

Existing fans beware: The game received some mixed reviews from those who loved the first game, as some design choices (zoomed-in camera angle, shared coins, inability for players to be too far apart) detract from its enjoyment.

Still, drop-in single-screen local co-op makes this a good buy if you and a friend want to play a cooperative tower-defense game together.

Carly and the Reaperman: Escape from the Underworld

Developed by: Odd Raven Studios
Published by: Odd Raven Studios
Available for: PC. Supports HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows VR headsets via SteamVR

Carly and the Reaperman is a two-player VR game in which players work together to build, platform, and puzzle their way out of the underworld.

You read that right: A local co-op VR game! One player wears the VR headset and controls the Reaperman while the other controls Carly on the main display.

By all accounts, this game plays like a co-op version of recent favorite Moss, and it's definitely a unique cooperative experience worth a try if you have a VR headset hooked up to Steam.

Black Paradox

Developed by: Fantastico Studio
Published by: Fantastico Studio
Available for: PC, coming to Switch later this year

Try not to die in this 80s-inspired bullet-hell Shmup rogue-lite with a Synthwave soundtrack and plenty of weapons and enemies to keep you fighting for your life. Local co-op supports two players (though imagine the fun and chaos with more!).

The game is still in Early Access at the moment but it's already receiving rave reviews from players who praise its good balance, challenging gameplay, and just overall fun experience.

Fhtagn - Tales of the Creeping Madness

Developed by: Design Imps
Published by: Design Imps
Available for: PC

Like your Lovecraftian lore with a touch of humor? This four-player local co-op minigame might be perfect for you. Work together to summon the dark lord, or secretly conspire against your friends and betray them.

The game uses a great style to present dark humor, and H.P. Lovecraft fans will surely get a kick out of it.

39 Days to Mars

Developed by: It's Anecdotal
Published by: It's Anecdotal
Available for: PC

It's the 19th century, and Sir Albert Wickes and The Right Honourable Clarence Baxter and their trusty HMS Fearful embark on a journey the likes of which has never been tried before: to Mars! They have 39 days to make it there, and the journey is fraught with obstacles both from outside… and within.

A whimsical Victorian tale with a wonderful piano soundtrack, "39 Days to Mars" was created with local co-op in mind. Players control the two characters and work together to solve puzzles and get the pair closer to their destination, in this fairly short (but highly replayable) choose-your-own-adventure style game.

Scribblenauts Showdown

Developed by: Shiver Entertainment
Published by: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Available for: PS4, Switch, Xbox One

Everyone's favorite word-comes-to-life game has turned into a party game, turning wordplay into a fun showdown between friends. The game has abandoned its former playstyle in favor of a board-game like structure. Players are dealt cards, which are used to trigger minigames and progress around a play board.

Of course, the word-based play is still intact (after all, it wouldn't be a Scribblenauts game without it), with mini-games challenging players to come up with words that fit categories or that follow certain rules.

The game's simplicity might make it less appealing for gamers, as the 27 minigames get tired fast. However, it's a fun game for the younger gamers in your life, and makes a great way to have fun together and encourage some outside-the-box creative thinking. Family game night, anyone?

Don't Bite Me Bro!

Developed by: MUIFWEGO
Available for: PC, PS4

Defeat zombies, build a shelter, and recruit fellow survivors to help you fight off ever-growing hordes of zombies. This single-screen couch co-op game is part tower defense, part exploration, part hack n slash. It's a bit glitchy in places and is not a very long game, but it's definitely fun to pick up with a friend and play through in a sitting or two.

Released for PC last year, the fun little game has made its way to the PS4 this year. Best of all, Don't Bite Me Bro is only $0.99 on Steam (free if you get it from the dev's itch.io's page) and completely free for PS4. Grab it today for some quick fun!

Eat All the Things

Developed by: Eat All the Games
Published by: Eat All the Games
Available for: PC, Switch

This simple but adorable Kickstarted 3D-platformer mixes stealth with good old-school platforming. Play with a friend and enjoy mini-games, puzzles, and collectibles, and try to beat the clock!

 

The year is still young, and we're expecting some more awesome local co-op games to come out before the year ends. We'll update this article as more couch co-op games are released, so stay tuned to GameSkinny for all the latest!

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The Behemoth's Pit People Finally Released In Full https://www.gameskinny.com/dbnj8/the-behemoths-pit-people-finally-released-in-full https://www.gameskinny.com/dbnj8/the-behemoths-pit-people-finally-released-in-full Sat, 03 Mar 2018 23:25:40 -0500 Greyson Ditzler

After almost a year in Early Access, Pit People released on Steam and Xbox One on Friday. Made by indie developer The Behemoth, which is also responsible for games such as Castle Crashers and BattleBlock Theater, Pit People is a turn-based grid-system strategy game where players must explore a massive world while customizing and expand their squad of fighters, characterized by a cartoony art-style and wonderfully silly sense of humor. The game also features a highly emphasized co-op mode.

The full release edition features a fully fleshed-out story line complete with cinematics, 15 additional bonus missions, and a variety of balancing tweaks and "quality of life" patches to improve the way the game plays in general. While fans have been enjoying the game in Early Access since January 2017, hopefully now everyone who's interested can feel safe to jump on board the completed package.  

Pit People is available now for Steam and Xbox One for $15. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Pit People news as it develops.

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When Does Pit People Save? https://www.gameskinny.com/yqxvb/when-does-pit-people-save https://www.gameskinny.com/yqxvb/when-does-pit-people-save Mon, 03 Jul 2017 14:24:08 -0400 Adreon Patterson

Like many games, Pit People can be a little confusing when it comes to saving. In fact, it's so confusing for some players that saving in Pit People has become a highly discussed issue with this game. Many are wondering how to access this function, which they think should be more obvious than it currently is. 

But saving in Pit People isn't a question of "how". It's a question of "when" and "where" players need to save their games to keep from erasing the progress they've made so far. And in this short guide, we're going to tell you exactly how saving works and what in-game actions will trigger a save.

How (and When) to Save in Pit People

Besides the hub center, which we'll talk about below, Pit People will save when players perform any of the following actions:

  • Entering the City: As players travel from town to town, the save icon appears as soon as they arrive in a new town or area. This serves as a starting point if progress gets interrupted.

  • Entering Buildings and Pit Areas: Once players enter the city, they can save again by going into city buildings or traveling to the pit. Like entering the city, it acts as a restart point for players.

  • Entering or Leaving a Player's House: When players leave for or return home from a day of adventure, auto-save kicks in to log all the progress made.

How Auto Save Works in Pit People

In the game, auto-saving is the key to progression. After unlocking the hub center, each player can go back there -- and when they do a save icon will appear in the lower right corner. That's the only auto-save trigger that you'll find in Pit People.

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Hopefully this guide has helped you! While places to save seem obvious, there is a common consensus among players that the save icon isn't as visible as it should be. Fortunately, this concern is being addressed by the creators of the game. 

Now you can rest your saving woes and focus on playing Pit People. Go bananas and have fun! But while you're here, make sure you check out our guide to starting a co-op game in Pit People, and keep your eyes peeled for more helpful tips about this action RPG.

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The 6 Best Co-Op Games of 2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/qpd5s/the-6-best-co-op-games-of-2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/qpd5s/the-6-best-co-op-games-of-2017 Thu, 25 May 2017 14:47:58 -0400 Jerline Justo

As gamers, we love to playing against our best friends. Whether it's shooting them down or punching them into the turf on our path toward victory, competition is one of the defining aspects of gaming, either competitively or casually. But as much as we love to earn bragging rights, co-op games make working with a friend toward a common goal all the more worthwhile.

Cooperative games like Overcooked and Portal 2 employ the values of teamwork by pushing both players into achieving an otherwise unattainable goal. For years this has been the case, but 2017 has already provided some amazing co-op experiences that all gamers should take note of. 

Here are the some best co-ops of 2017 that you and a friend will definitely want to try. 

Pit People

With funny dialogue, cute character designs, and a chaotic narrator voiced by Will Stamper, Pit People is the perfect game to experience with a friend. This Early Access game introduces players to a turn-based strategy battle system, where teams battle head-to-head for supremacy using robots, vampires, and cake people.

But players don't have to fight alone on the game's hex grid. Players can play alongside each other either online or on the couch. As teams adventure through Pit People's bizarre world, both players uncover interesting treasure, customize their warriors, and recruit different characters to the cause. 

Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop

Instead of shooting at each other, why not shoot at an army of aliens instead? Queue Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop, a top-down shooter from the Reactive Drop Team, where players battle nefarious aliens infesting the Earth.

With a team of either four or eight players, co-op teams must work together to complete multiple various objectives, as well as survive against the aliens swarms ravaging Earth. Even though the game includes a single player mode, Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop is a top-notch shooter, especially when playing and cooperating with your friends to finish a mission. 

Death Squared

SMG Studios’ Death Squared is a co-op puzzle game for one, two, or four players. it features 80 story levels and 40 party levels. Each player becomes a cutely-colored cube robot trapped in an obstacle course. And in order to succeed, each player must reach their colored goal -- all while keeping their compatriots alive.

Although it may sound simple, each level becomes more difficult as players progress. They must rely on teamwork, communication, and patience to complete each level. But once you and your friends reach the goal, it will be the well worth it.

Snipperclips

Snipperclips introduces a story mode where two characters, Snip and Clip, rotate and change shape by overlapping each other. The goal? Snip specific shapes from each other to complete ever-difficult puzzles. Along with its story mode, Snipperclips includes Party and Blitz modes, where you can play with up to four players cooperatively or competitively.

This puzzle game encourages players to communicate with others and think outside the box while solving unique puzzles. If it's a friend or a family member, the game creates a fun experience everyone can enjoy.

Creativerse 

Do you and your friends miss playing Minecraft? Do you want to add a unique twist to your base-building and exploration endeavors? Creativerse may be the perfect video game for you.

Playful Corporation introduced players to this sandbox game as an Early Access release in 2016 (it's now out of Early Access). Like Minecraft, Creativerse drops players into a large, vast world where unusual and dangerous creatures roam. By using your survival skills and imagination, players can adapt to the world in any way they visualize it. They can also share their creations with their friends, as well as adventure around the world together.

If you want to know what we think about this game, check out our Creativerse review here!

Lego City: Undercover (Remastered)

Lego City: Undercover was originally released in 2013 for the Wii U. However, many fans were disappointed to find that this Lego game did not include a co-op option. About four years later, the game was remastered for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch, (finally) adding on split screen co-op feature.

Instead of entering the Lego City solo as Chase McCain, both of Lego City: Undercover's players can become versions of this undercover cop and experience the storyline together. With its punchy dialogue and fun gameplay, this game is twice as fun when going through it with a friend.

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From creative universes to alien invasions, 2017 has so far given players plenty of awesome co-op games. But this is only the beginning of it. Anticipating titles, like Destiny 2 and Sea of Thieves, will be releasing later this year.

So while you patiently wait for incoming new co-op games, have fun with these six games. Whether it’s online multiplayer or local couch co-op, pick up a controller and discover new worlds alongside a friend to!

What do you think of our list? Let us know in the comments!

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Pit People Is Set to Dominate The Behemoth's Other Games in Popularity https://www.gameskinny.com/r6imi/pit-people-is-set-to-dominate-the-behemoths-other-games-in-popularity https://www.gameskinny.com/r6imi/pit-people-is-set-to-dominate-the-behemoths-other-games-in-popularity Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:01 -0500 Caio Sampaio

The Behemoth is an indie team that became famous after the successful release of Castle Crashers and BattleBlock Theater, with both games scoring 8.5/10 on Metacritic.

The upcoming game of the studio is Pit People, which has been available in Steam Early Access since January 13. Since then, it has already gathered more than 1,700 reviews that the platform ranked as "overwhelmingly positive."

While the previous productions from this team share a high quality standard, we can presume Pit People will rank #1 as the best title this small studio has ever developed.

The reasons for this assertion are plenty, so let's take a look at how Pit People compares to the the other games developed by The Behemoth.

Finding a good balance:

The previous games from this studio had simple game mechanics, in which players needed to either slash their enemies, as in Castle Crashers, or make their way through platform maps, as in BattleBlock Theater.

Pit People breaks this trend.

By relying on turn-based combat, it adds the element of strategy to the gameplay, as players need to plan carefully their next moves, but adding complex mechanics, as most turn-based games, risked making the studio lose its identity.

In order to tackle this problem, developers created a game design that challenges players, but does not have the complexity some RPG games feature.

This added the element of strategy in the game, without abandoning the premise of the previous titles in its entirety. It feels as an evolution, rather than a complete and abrupt shift in direction.

It is a change. One for the better.

A larger world:

The previous games from this studio featured universes that were interesting and invited players to continue playing, mostly due to their comedic appeal.

In Pit Peopleexploring the universe of the game remains a compelling activity, but now it has gotten even better.

The world where the adventure occurs is much larger than the ones featured in Castle Crashers and BattleBlock Theater, thus leaving more room for exploration.

An element that is worthy of a mention is the art of the universe, that remains faithful to the previous titles produced by this team, thus ensuring players understand that this is the continuation of the work done in the previous games, rather than an entirely new concept.

A larger world creates many opportunities to engage players and create memorable moments, as we will address in the next topic.

More humor:

One of the key signatures of titles developed by The Behemoth is the use of comedy in its games. Ranging from visual jokes to sound effects, humor is one of the elements that keep players engaged in games made by this studio.

With Pit People featuring a larger universe for players to explore, it also has more content for adventurers to discover and that means more opportunities for the developers to add humorous content throughout the experience.

This leads to the possibility of designers to emphasize on one of the most important aspects of the games made by The Behemoth -- humor.

Which leads us to the final factor that will grant Pit People to overshadow other games made by the same team in regards to popularity.

Designed for YouTube:

Whether the developers aimed at designing a game that would create an optimal experience for viewers on YouTube is debatable, but due to the fact that this game supports cooperative multiplayer, it can show an interesting relationship between two YouTubers playing simultaneously.

Moreover, the turn-based nature of this game, slows the action down and leaves margin for discussions, thus leaving opportunities for more interaction between the YouTubers playing.

If these two have likable personalities and the communication between them flows naturally, then the design of Pit People will make for a very entertaining content for viewers to watch on YouTube.

The promotion on YouTube will be paramount for the popularity of this title.

Conclusion:

The Behemoth has earned its spot as a reputable independent studio, through the success of its comedic games and Pit People is set to continue this trend and do more -- it will overshadow its predecessors in popularity.

Through a combination of the complex mechanics of turn-based RPG games with the simplicity of combat from the previous games of the studio, they have created a compelling experience. Mastering these mechanics feel more satisfying as players have a sense that their judgment when planning the attacks have meaning.

This works in tandem with a larger map that leaves more opportunities for exploration, which also leaves more possibilities to add jokes, thus reinforcing the comedic appeal of the game, making it have potential to be funnier than the previous two.

All of this creates an experience people will not only want to play, but also watch on YouTube, thus increasing the popularity of the game.

Through all of the aforementioned items, it is safe to presume that this game will be a success and will also become the #1 game of The Behemoth, when it comes down to popularity.

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Pit People - How to Get a Co-op Game Started https://www.gameskinny.com/md0vs/pit-people-how-to-get-a-co-op-game-started https://www.gameskinny.com/md0vs/pit-people-how-to-get-a-co-op-game-started Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:58:22 -0500 Ashley Shankle

Pit People is the next big thing from The Behemoth, the development studio best known for co-op beat'em up Castle Crashers and bizarre co-op platformer BattleBlock Theater.

Chances are if you enjoyed The Behemoth's previous games, you'll love Pit People.

But I'm not here to gush over it -- I can do that in another article. I am here to inform new buyers about how to start a co-op game. Simple as that.

Despite being in Early Access on Steam and Xbox One, Pit People already packs a sizable multiplayer punch. It's got local co-op and PvP, as well as online co-op and PvP right out the gate. How is that not amazing?

Well, it's not amazing if you just bought the game and don't know how to access co-op. That's how.

If you're trying to play a local co-op game, you do not have to do anything to start your two player adventure. You both acknowledge your input device when you start a new game and have at it. It's as easy as that.

The trick is when you want to play co-op online -- and that is not really a trick, it's just not being impatient.

To start an online co-op game of Pit People you must progress the story to open up the Space Phone. Luckily this is about 15 to 20 minutes in. But! Only one of you needs to unlock the Space Phone.

Someone who has already unlocked the Space Phone or has been playing for some time can invite someone to their game, even if the person they are inviting has not unlocked it.

At the time of writing the game's story is quite short and nowhere near complete, but there's still plenty to explore across the game's multiple world maps, as well as PvP to dive into once you have a team and equipment you can be confident in.

One last thing to note is that you can only play online with people who are on the same version you are. As the beta branch got an update today, keep this in mind if you generally play with friends. If you dive into beta updates anyone you play with must opt into the beta as well.

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Game 4 Has a Name and a Trailer https://www.gameskinny.com/t0qdg/game-4-has-a-name-and-a-trailer https://www.gameskinny.com/t0qdg/game-4-has-a-name-and-a-trailer Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:01:22 -0400 Anthony Jondreau

The fourth title from developer The Behemoth had, to this point, been title "Game 4," straight and to the point. The company has finally gotten around designating a proper namePit People. The next release from the independent company takes a signficant genre turn from its predecessors, but promises to have the same stylistic insanity, if the recently released trailer is to be believed.

Unlike the run-and-gun Alien Hominid and platforming Castle Crashers and BattleBlock TheaterPit People will be turn-based, emphasizing strategy over frantic gameplay. Well, that's not entirely true. Frantic gameplay is a Behemoth trademark, and it's not going anywhere, even in a turn-based environment.

The new trailer reveals a world in which absurdity and anachronisms run rampant. The game takes place in an "apocalyptic wonderland," which seems like the perfect descriptor. Uzis and swords find their way to the same battlefield, along the giant green blobs falling from the sky (more on that in a second).

Will Stamper, who was also involved in BattleBlock Theater, returns to narrate. He's both insufferable and a source of comic relief. Your characters can hear him, and he will react to your actions. He's omnipresent, but not omnipotent, and he adds another absurd element to a game that threatens to redefine the word. He may or may not have something to do with the falling space bear that's on a collision course with the planet, in the process drenching it with his green blood.

A release date has not been announced, but co-op and 2v2 multiplayer will also be available. It might not be a marquee title, but it's one to keep an eye out for when it comes out on Xbox One and Steam.

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