Rhythm action game Thumper out next week

Phil couldn't have made rhythm action game Thumper sound less appealing to me when he described it (positively) as a "simulated panic attack", but I am curious to see what that means. We already knew that developer Marc Flury's 'rhythm violence' game would be out in October, but as October is finally here, perhaps it's time for a reminder: Thumper releases on October 13. Hey, that's next week! Next Thursday, to be precise. For now, Thumper has gone 'gold', and I mean that literally: its logo has gone gold for this announcement tweet.

Reminder: Thumper has you playing as a shiny space beetle, hurtling across the void in norm-o-vision or (on PlayStation) VR. "Brave the hellish void and confront a maniacal giant head from the future," is basically the whole premise, and yep, that does it for me.

Tom Sykes

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.