While finding indie developers making arcade titles is a rare occurrence, I’m happy to see that the numbers are growing. We’ve covered Galloping Ghost Productions and their making of Dark Presence; there also was Galactic Front being worked on by a one man team. You can add another one man team to that list of indie arcade developers, Will Brierly who has designed an original arcade exclusive title called Get Outta My Face!
You are a blue cube who must survive 50 levels of mayhem while trying to find out why you are what you are and why while avoiding bad cubes who are trying to end your life for some reason. As the website states, you survive by “… running through levels, slamming through walls, hiding from enemies, and using your surroundings as shields. The game is easy to learn but extremely difficult to master. “
“In a world where games are built by giant teams, Get Outta My Face truly has a fresh feeling. For the most part, the game was created by just one person who sat in his house for months building the game from scratch, writing the music, programming the AI, creating the artwork, and more. This makes for a strange, fun, addictive, interesting, and innovative game.”
We are going to try and find out more, including how you can get your hands on this game if you are interested. In the meantime, check out the video of the game in action below. It looks like there are a lot of physics involved and it’s always great to see something hit the arcades that is innovative and follows the eternal rule ‘easy to learn, difficult to master’, which is what made all those games of the early 80’s so great. Stay tuned for more!