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11 Bit Studios releases teaser for "secret" game

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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 (opens in new tab) 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
Tyler Wilde

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.