NewGrounds all-stars reassemble for Nightmare Cops
Flash could also be dead, however the NewGrounds home model lives on. Nightmare Cops is a newly introduced cartoon platform brawler from a workforce of the flash portal’s finest and brightest led by web site founder Tom Fulp, now working with a brand new crew after producing the likes of Citadel Crashers beneath The Behemoth’s banner. This one seems simply as foolish, placing gamers within the militaristic boots of a squad of Psychonauts-esque cops despatched in to scrub up folks’s persistent nightmares – and I assumed faculty was hellish enough already.
Whereas Tom Fulp – who stays a co-owner of The Behemoth – might be dealing with the coding facet of issues, the artwork is being doodled by two of NewGrounds’ most prolific (and regularly work-unsafe) animators, JohnnyUtah and the sadly pseudonymmed Spazkid, with trailer music by zircon, with Oney on basic soundtrack responsibility. Not precisely a crew recognized for being refined or particularly mature, however they appear like a great match for a recreation about punching your manner by folks’s larger-than-life cartoon nightmares.
The teaser trailer above hammers its manner by clips at an astonishing rate, and amongst other issues we are able to see a hellish high-school state of affairs, somebody’s dream about turning as much as work in his underwear, and a few apparently diversified gameplay. There’s undoubtedly some large chunky bosses to punch till they don’t really feel like being punched anymore, however there’s platforming too (together with a grappling hook), and a ‘actual world’ layer the place you drive round city in your nightmare-busting crew’s van.
There might be three-player co-op, and at the very least three (perhaps four, if the top of the trailer is a touch) playable characters, becoming the basic brawler archetypes of The Balanced One, The Sluggish Heavy Dude and The Quick Girl. Fight seems to have a whole lot of manoeuvrability choices, together with assault cancelling and air-dashes, which has me hopeful there’ll be extra depth right here than Citadel Crashers.
There’s no trace as to when Nightmare Cops might be popping out, however we do at the very least understand it’s PC-bound, and might be hitting Steam sooner or later. You may see a few of the recreation’s work-in-progress artwork and animation assessments over on the sport’s official Twitter web page.
Correction: This text has been amended to make clear Tom Fulp’s position on The Behemoth’s games games and his continued co-ownership of that firm.