11 Bit Studios releases teaser for "secret" game


11 Bit Studios, creator of Anomaly: Warzone Earth, has a secret. It's the game being teased in the video above, and all we know is that it'll run on PC, Mac, and Linux, it'll have multiplayer, and the release target is late spring to early summer. We won't know anything else about these painterly sci-fi animations until an announcement scheduled for February 28 at 10 a.m. PST.

Why announce a game without announcing anything about it, even the title? It's an odd marketing gimmick: 11 Bit is asking "brave people" to pre-order the game at 50% off ($7.50, or about £4.80) despite knowing almost nothing about it.

"Right when you purchase, you will get the satisfaction that you've supported indie gaming and were one of the brave people who took a leap of faith on a secret game," reads the announcement. "Later on you will get a Steam key to the secret—and totally awesome—game from independent developer 11 bit studios."

That leap of faith also comes with access to the multiplayer beta and "an extra gaming gift," which is also a secret. To those who fear the announcement will change their minds, 11 Bit says, "Please just wait until we actually announce it."

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the '80s and '90s, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on early PCs. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now, and PS1 classic Bushido Blade (that's right: he had Bleem!). Tyler joined PC Gamer in 2011, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.