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Flash Unity Friday: FPS-Man is a terrifying new perspective on a video game classic. (via Rock Paper Shotgun)

Requires Unity Web Player to run.
posted by neckro23 (17 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ok yeah, that was absolutely worth the couple minutes it took to install UWP. I also appreciate your not "spoiling" it ahead of time, as the ping of recognition combined with the tension and crushing claustrophobia was a weirdly satisfying experience.

Of course, I died almost immediately.
posted by Narrative Priorities at 8:42 AM on March 1, 2013


Oh man.. Seriously triggers claustrophobia for sure. A real treat :)
posted by analogue at 8:50 AM on March 1, 2013


I have played with Unity3D before. It expect it's easier to make the FPS shooter version of this game than it would be to make the classic version.
posted by RobotHero at 9:24 AM on March 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


The music and sound effects really helped make that fun. Agreed - worth the minutes or so of downloading UWP.
posted by cyclotronboy at 9:42 AM on March 1, 2013


No inverted mouse option makes this extra hard for me. Still, a cool take on things.
posted by msbrauer at 10:06 AM on March 1, 2013


hahah, you will all have UWP soon!

Also, I liked this a bunch.
posted by jonbro at 10:14 AM on March 1, 2013


Before I typed this comment, I had to decide if I was going to be the one who spoils it for everyone. After all, I too had to install that weird thing onto my machine in order to get the game to play. What if, I wondered, it simply wasn't worth it? What if this "Unity" doobop, instead of unifying mankind through the power of video games, actually took a slice out of the cake we call brotherhood and squashed it on the ground?

Then I remembered when I spoiled the "Darth Vader is Luke's father" secret for my next-door neighbor when I was a kid some 30+ years ago and how much trouble I got into. Fuck that, I don't want to get into trouble again. I like watching t.v.
posted by item at 10:23 AM on March 1, 2013


Heh - I just installed Unity last night at the insistence of a game dev friend who swears by it.

I read about this game on reddit. I heard people say "oooh scary" though I'm didn't find it particularly scary. Maybe it hits people's claustrophobia and since I'm not claustrophobic, it didn't do anything for me?

Anyways, when I first saw the link I thought it was going to be to 3-Demon (from 1983). Yeah - I just went full on hipster.
posted by symbioid at 10:28 AM on March 1, 2013 [2 favorites]


This reminds me of the Wolfenstein 3D level but more dramatic.
posted by TwelveTwo at 10:33 AM on March 1, 2013


I could only think of Metroid due to the music and I left-clicked hoping this version might have afforded our friend a nice pulse weapon or similar (a possible joke in a joke).
posted by ersatz at 10:54 AM on March 1, 2013


Oooooh. Love this. And yes, totally worth the quick Unity install. Thanks for posting it.
posted by zarq at 1:27 PM on March 1, 2013


beat a level. feeling very very satisfied.
posted by leotrotsky at 1:32 PM on March 1, 2013


Remember to disable Unity in FireFox when you're finished. Because man does it hoover memory.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 1:39 PM on March 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


Anyways, when I first saw the link I thought it was going to be to 3-Demon (from 1983).

3-Demon terrified me when I was about 8, not least because on my parents' 4MHz XT the "teeth closing" animation (at about 1:38 in this video) lasted about 20 seconds.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 4:52 PM on March 1, 2013


Then I remembered when I spoiled the "Darth Vader is Luke's father" secret for my next-door neighbor when I was a kid some 30+ years ago

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I mean, I was planning to see it eventually.
posted by dhartung at 6:12 PM on March 1, 2013


I figured out what it was from the title immediately, but I use Ubuntu at work. Just got home and tried it. Nicely done, but I ... didn't want to play much of it.
posted by lkc at 11:05 PM on March 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


So nobody thought this was going to be a Fozzie Bear post? Just me huh.

And the only reason that this is "scary" is because of the music. If you played the Benny Hill theme song it'd take on those characteristics as well.
posted by Blue_Villain at 8:21 AM on March 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


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