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Freedom Finger is a hand-drawn shoot 'em up with a stellar cast

Freedom Finger is a space shoot 'em up where you pilot an angry fist as it tears across the galaxy. It's trying pretty hard to be 'crazy', but also promises a great cast of voice actors, including Nolan North and John DiMaggio, and a soundtrack full of licensed music from the likes of Red Fang, METZ and Power Trip. Watch the trailer above.

As rookie pilot Gamma Ray—probably not the last pun—you'll set out to save a bunch of scientists with your fist-shaped ship, determining their fate and uncovering something more sinister. Mostly, though, you'll be blowing shit up across 36 levels.

The fist isn't just an aesthetic choice. It can beat enemies up in melee combat, punching, grabbing and tossing them around, and when it flips the bird, it fires bullets. You can enhance it with power-ups, and the trailer shows off a few different projectiles. 

The soundtrack's a big deal. Attack patterns, enemies and level events all sync up to the music, so as well as being a shmup, it's a bit like a rhythm action game. It's is full of tracks from bands I've never heard of, but only because I listen to the same Spotify playlist over and over and fear change. You can see a list of them on the Steam page.

Freedom Finger is due out this year.


Fraser Brown
Fraser is the sole inhabitant of PC Gamer's mythical Scottish office, conveniently located in his flat. He spends most of his time wrangling the news, but sometimes he sneaks off to write lots of words about strategy games.