STRAFE pre-alpha gameplay video is fast, violent and funny

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While the obscenely nostalgic Kickstarter launch trailer was enough for some, I'm genuinely excited to play STRAFE. An old school, fast-paced FPS with procedurally generated levels is music to my ears, and judging by the pre-alpha gameplay video above, the devs at Pixel Titans know what they're doing.

Projectile firepower is absolutely essential in a game called STRAFE, and the commentators make a point of mentioning this, demonstrating the potential for 'bullet hell' scenarios akin to a monster closet of Mancubus in Doom 2. Elsewhere, enemy blood can be deadly in some scenarios, which is a pretty nifty idea, but I hope it doesn't slow the game's breakneck pace too dramatically.

STRAFE's Kickstarter has seven days to go, and they're still a bit far from their $185,065 goal. If you like what you see above throw them some coin.

Shaun Prescott

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.