I Am Your Beast looks sort of like a 3D Hotline Miami

Indie studio Strange Scaffold's motto is "Better, Faster, Cheaper, and Healthier." Two of those are subjective, but I can say for sure that the developer is quantifiably living up to the "faster" and "cheaper" parts of its mantra. Less than a year after releasing Max Payne-inspired shooter El Paso: Elsewhere, it announced a new "short form" FPS called I Am Your Beast at today's PC Gaming Show.

This one is less Max Payne, more Hotline Miami, although it's 3D and takes place outdoors in the Alaskan wilderness. I mention the top-down indie classic because of I Am Your Beast's emphasis on chaining together rapid takedowns, as well as the driving beat urging its hero forward.

In I Am Your Beast, we'll "infinitely combine different traversal mechanics, weapons, situations, and more" in a "lightning-quick hunt-the-hunters action fantasy," says the studio.

In the trailer shown at the PC Gaming Show, embedded above, we see hero Alphonse Harding stalking, shooting, knifing, and gun-boomeranging a series of isolated guards. (I'm using "gun-boomeranging" to describe throwing your gun at someone's head and then catching it when it bounces back.)

I Am Your Beast also slightly reminds me of a lesser known indie shooter, a personal fav called Lovely Planet, whose creator is working on a new prototype which also emphasizes rapidly and rhythmically taking out scattered assailants. 

I Am Your Beast will be out on Steam later this year.

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.