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Myriad is an arcade assault of beautiful colour

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Here is a trailer for the upcoming arcade game Myriad (opens in new tab).

Right, then. Here's what's going on there, courtesy of creator Erlend Grefsrud (opens in new tab):

"Myriad is purely about performance. It’s stark naked, with no story, no obvious meaning at all – just actions and consequences, crisp shapes and you. Everything springs out of your performance."

You shoot enemies to grow the level, and blow up the level to create chain reactions that kill all of the enemies. It's a bad time for enemies, basically.

So that's what was happening in the trailer. I didn't pick up on any of that when I first watched it—just a electric assault of stark, crisp shapes flowing beautifully through circles to the beat of pulsing music. Which, to be honest, was more than enough to get me interested.

There's no release date, it seems, but Myriad is coming to Steam, PS4 and Vita. You can see more game footage below.

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.