Swedish independent developer Jonatan Söderström
and graphic artist Dennis Wedin
have announced a new collaboration effort under joint label Dennaton Games
along with publisher Devolver Digital
for development of their recently unveiled project, Hotline Miami
. Described as "one of the darkest and most unusual independent games on the scene," Hotline Miami is a gritty top-down shooter that takes a great deal of inspiration from the 80s. Messages received through an answering machine will urge players to commit brutal acts of violence within a narrative of intrigue and mysterious twists. The bizarre experience will have gamers running and gunning through 20 multi-screen levels with the assistance of 35 weapons and 25 game-altering masks, which I gather from the trailer are heads of animals, for collection.
Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker
described his reaction to the game as, "...hoping that Hotline Miami was a phone sex simulator," and that “The world is ready for an asynchronous phone sex simulation game. Trust me.” Curious gamers can discover for themselves what
Hotline Miami is by calling +1-786-519-3708 or visiting @HotlineMiami
from Devolver Digital
and Dennaton Games
is set to release "soon" for Windows PC and Mac with future console versions in the planning stages.