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Sequel to Extreme Meatpunks Forever hits crowdfunding goal

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Extreme Meatpunks Forever (opens in new tab) was a cross between a visual novel and an Atari 2600 top-down mech action game that never existed. To quote its page, it's about "four gay disasters beating up neonazis in giant robots made of meat" and it was one of my personal favorite games of last year. Each of the main characters has an alter ego that is a biological battlemech superweapon and their names are Roots Among Ash, All Or Nothing, Crash Queen, and Ultra Brad.

The follow-up/sequel/second season is called Extreme Meatpunks Forever: Bound By Ash, and its Kickstarter passed a $US22,000 goal with three days to go. One of the promised changes in the sequel is the combat—the one weak point of the original—with a new "heart change" system that will give characters new movesets affected by particularly dramatic story beats.

Extreme Meatpunks Forever: Bound By Ash will be out in summer of 2020. You can read more about at the Kickstarter page (opens in new tab).

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.