Today, Redneck Ed: Astro Monster Show, which is described as a "maniacal cocktail of genres" such as an arcade-style beat em' up, has been announced.
Developed by Rustic Fantastic and published by 101XP, Redneck Ed features a mechanic who has lost his face and is now searching the galaxy while becoming swept up in a "intergalactic show business". While Redneck Ed isn't Rorschach, it includes gameplay where players battle relentless waves of enemies, battles in arenas, abilities that can be upgraded, and a story that involves players to get a behind-the-scenes look at the "most sadistic game show in the universe."
During the campaign, the player will be working toward one of several possible endings, which is determined by the side quests that the player completes. These side quests include "getting their hands dirty" by completing tasks for different alien locals.
There are 15 levels in the game, all of which are inspired by movies and games of yesteryear, containing lots of Easter eggs and nods to the past. These levels will include bosses that will force players to attack them to a musical beat, which Ed will have fight back with his massive wrench.
Players will have to solve puzzles, find allies, and discover why the problems that infest the intergalactic entertainment industry are so vile. Players will do this to art that forcibly reminds the player of classic cartoons such as Ren and Stimpy, along with other Cartoon Network shows.
For those who are interested in learning more about Redneck Ed, be sure to check out its Steam page. For more information, stay tuned to TechRaptor.
Interestingly, this was one of the games that was supposed to be announced at GDC before it was canceled. They are announcing it now because they "can't wait any longer", which is an interesting insight into other developers and games that are affected besides the big AAA titles. How many other games were due to be announced at a big platform such as GDC and now have to try to gain attention in an industry that churns out interesting-looking games/ideas like Redneck Ed all the time? Who knows, but it's certainly an unfortunate side effect to GDC's cancellation.
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