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140 dev's Thoth is out now

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Thoth. Or, indeed, THOTH. It's an enormously fun name to say, like you've burned your tongue and you're asking for some 'sauce', and it's attached to a pretty interesting-looking game. Thoth is a twin-stick shooter starring your favourite geometric shapes, with an "intense unnerving" soundtrack doing its best to frighten you. Thoth is out now on Steam and from the Humble Store (opens in new tab), and it looks and indeed sounds like this:

The Steam Store page reckons that "aesthetically, THOTH is a vibrant rush of colors, shapes, and patterns accompanied by a brutal soundtrack by electronic music pioneers Cristian Vogel & SØS Gunver Ryberg. The imposing aesthetics and the relentlessly demanding gameplay eventually induces a trance-like state in the player".

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.