I love high-concept video game titles. Cut the Rope. Don't Starve. And now, Kill the Bad Guy.
In strategy-puzzler Kill the Bad Guy, players stalk criminals through a minimalist, monochromatic city, setting up deadly traps for alleged bad guys. I mean, the developers say these are "bad guys" -- I mean, it's right there in the title -- but these seemingly innocuous Sims-like dudes are just walking through the neighborhood, hands in their pockets, mind maybe wandering, until the player comes along and straight murders them. Blood everywhere. You literally paint the town red.
I've never felt more uncomfortable killing bad guys. But I will try: love the aesthetic choices they've made.
Kill the Bad Guy comes to PC in May 2014.
Take Justice into Your own Hands in Exkee's Blood-soaked Puzzler, Kill the Bad Guy
Paint the town with the blood of the wicked on Windows, Mac, and Linux this May
Marseille, France - January 28, 2014 - Independent game developer, Exkee invites you to discover, in just a few minutes, the myriad of ways that vigilante justice can be dispensed upon the wicked in their blood-soaked puzzler, Kill the Bad Guy, available for Windows, Mac, and Linux in May 2014.
Kill The Bad Guy is a puzzle-based game with a seemingly calm, utopian atmosphere, but in actuality, it is a veritable playground for which to serve vile evil doers their just deserts! So players, pull up a seat and tuck in your bibs because it is about to get messy!
In Kill the Bad Guy, players will act as a shadowy justice, manipulating the tangible world from afar as the unsuspecting Bad Guy goes about his day. The player will have to first dirty up the streets in order to keep them clean and safe in the long run. Purge the city of dirty criminals, seedy mafioso, low-life drug lords, and other Bad Guys who think that they are safe hiding as wolves in sheep's clothing.
In order for the mission to be a complete success, the player must not raise suspicion, or let the Bad Guy know that they have them marked and are out for blood! The player must remain undetected, minimalism collateral damage, and above all, make it look like an accident!
Use intelligence and trickery to find the best way to lure the Bad Guy into your trap. Once the Bad Guy is zeroed in on, players can choose an accessible tool best suited for the job: a runaway car barreling straight towards him, a razor-sharp propeller from a defective air-conditioner unit, or how about a wrecking ball which happened to "accidentally" detached itself from the body of the excavator. What will it be?
Every level provides the possibility to splatter and destroy the Bad Guy using various weapons and traps. Simply put, it is up to the player to put the Bad Guy in the wrong place at the right time!
An all-new gameplay trailer for Kill the Bad Guy has been uploaded to the the official Exkee YouTube channel, and can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/msgthWAiNoc.
More information and previous KTBG trailers are available at ktbg-thegame.com.