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Source Engine Shooter "Bloody Good Time" Headed To Steam, XBLA

Like some other Source Engine games, it's a little on the goofy side.

Developer Outerlight, in collaboration with Ubisoft, has licensed Valve's Source Engine to create their own not-so-serious and cartoon-inspired shooter this Fall. Bloody Good Time, as it's being called, will be an online-focused competitive romp that appears to be attempting to capture the hearts and minds of "irreverent" FPS enthusiasts with its own breed of ridiculous melee and shooter action.

Built for up to eight players simultaneously, Bloody Good Time is being suggested to focus more on mayhem-causing weaponry than your typical range of guns. In the press materials, it's mentioned that players will be able to use items like frying pans and remote-controlled rats in addition to the normal arms like the one you see just below. 


 
If you're wondering why the characters look like they do, it's because the game is riffing on B-Movie actors and sub-AAA movies. In fact, the entire game takes place on a Hollywood movie set with silly locations such as Vegas hotels and summer beach houses. The sets also come with actors who dress like, well, bunnies, clowns, and starving security guards. 

Not much more is being announced about Bloody Good Time right now, but it seems possible that it will at least have some sort of campaign mode--the press materials mention specifically that the online portion is just an "option."

Want to see more of BGT? Look no further.     
 

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Posted by BradNicholson

Developer Outerlight, in collaboration with Ubisoft, has licensed Valve's Source Engine to create their own not-so-serious and cartoon-inspired shooter this Fall. Bloody Good Time, as it's being called, will be an online-focused competitive romp that appears to be attempting to capture the hearts and minds of "irreverent" FPS enthusiasts with its own breed of ridiculous melee and shooter action.

Built for up to eight players simultaneously, Bloody Good Time is being suggested to focus more on mayhem-causing weaponry than your typical range of guns. In the press materials, it's mentioned that players will be able to use items like frying pans and remote-controlled rats in addition to the normal arms like the one you see just below. 


 
If you're wondering why the characters look like they do, it's because the game is riffing on B-Movie actors and sub-AAA movies. In fact, the entire game takes place on a Hollywood movie set with silly locations such as Vegas hotels and summer beach houses. The sets also come with actors who dress like, well, bunnies, clowns, and starving security guards. 

Not much more is being announced about Bloody Good Time right now, but it seems possible that it will at least have some sort of campaign mode--the press materials mention specifically that the online portion is just an "option."

Want to see more of BGT? Look no further.     
 

Posted by Moloney

meh
Posted by MrGtD

Insert title joke here

Posted by SumDeus

TF and MNC? Still looks good.

Posted by Sil3n7

Hoo boy. The source engine is still truckin...

Posted by fedorajay

Uhg. The only silly FPS game I want to hear about is TimeSplitters 4.

Posted by Hamz

Looks interesting, any word on a price?

Posted by Gizmo

I hate the art direction on this game, it reminds me of Postal.

Posted by The_Philosopher

This could be cool, I like the art style.

Posted by buzz_killington

Ubisoft is getting into the downloadable space real hard...

Edited by Valru

Outerlight is the indie developer behind "The Ship" another Source engine game. Oddly enough Ubisoft is publishing their new game, while Ubisoft internally develops Assassin's Creed Brotherhood multiplayer which a direct ripoff of the gameplay behind The Ship
 
I wonder if there is a bigger connection between Outerlight and Assasin's Creed Brotherhood MP.

Posted by B0nd07

A spiritual successor to The Ship?  I'm OK with this.

Posted by rav2002
@Sil3n7 said:
" Hoo boy. The source engine is still truckin... "
I agree, Source is still looking damn good imo. Game sounds kinda cool to boot.
Posted by cassus

The Source engine is starting to look kinda old and crappy.. Slapping toonish shaders on it is the only way it doesn't look like a pile of crap, but even with that, it looks pretty bad.. And the games are pretty meh as well.

Posted by MisterMouse

seems kind of similar to the square enix game that was just announced... also a girl with pyro's flame thrower??? is this confirmation that the Pyro is a girl?

Posted by Izzy_sinz

Sounds like a laugh, count me in

Posted by Peewi

The Ship was neat. Hopefully this will have a more lively community.
Posted by lockwoodx

These are the guys that made "The Ship".

Posted by Izzy_sinz
@Peewi said:
" The Ship was neat. Hopefully this will have a more lively community. "
I really should reinstall that game it is amazingly fun
Posted by Goldanas

There are plenty of "stupid" shooters out there. I'd have hoped that the people who made The Ship, could do a little better than this.

Posted by Shasam
@fedorajay said:
" Uhg. The only silly FPS game I want to hear about is TimeSplitters 4. "
I might not say the only one, but I definitely agree with the sentiment.
Posted by Lonely_Ogre
@fedorajay said:
" Uhg. The only silly FPS game I want to hear about is TimeSplitters 4. "
Dude! I've lost hope for that game ever coming out. Those are some of my favorite games....sigh....
Posted by UberExplodey

...I'll wait for the quicklook and the Giant Bomb stamp of approval. If there is one.

Posted by pornstorestiffi
@pyromaster222 said:
" seems kind of similar to the square enix game that was just announced... also a girl with pyro's flame thrower??? is this confirmation that the Pyro is a girl? "
Yeah, now that you mention it. Gun LOCO i think it is called. Looks really mediocre, and so does this i must admit.
Posted by EveretteScott
@Moloney said:
" meh "
Thanks for the insight!
Posted by ajamafalous
@pyromaster222 said:
" seems kind of similar to the square enix game that was just announced... also a girl with pyro's flame thrower??? is this confirmation that the Pyro is a girl? "
Meanwhile, at Valve headquarters: 

 
Posted by BionicMonster

the source engine sure can be pretty.

Edited by TheHT
@pyromaster222 said:

" seems kind of similar to the square enix game that was just announced... also a girl with pyro's flame thrower??? is this confirmation that the Pyro is a girl? "

that's been confirmed for a while now i thought. if i recall correctly even in the game when it recommends you try out the pyro it refers to her as, well, her.
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Posted by radioactivez0r

Ubisoft + PC = not something I really want to deal with.  I know it says Steam, but I still fear it.

Posted by fedorajay
@Shasam said:
" @fedorajay said:
" Uhg. The only silly FPS game I want to hear about is TimeSplitters 4. "
I might not say the only one, but I definitely agree with the sentiment. "
I can agree with that. I am kinda pumped about Serious Sam Second Encounter coming to XBLA. I can't really think of any other silly FPS games, though.
Edited by CaptainTightPants
@TheHT: Actually sometimes it says her and sometimes it says him. Its Random.
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Posted by biggblack86

do want

Posted by MisterMouse
@TheHT said:
" @pyromaster222 said:

" seems kind of similar to the square enix game that was just announced... also a girl with pyro's flame thrower??? is this confirmation that the Pyro is a girl? "

that's been confirmed for a while now i thought. if i recall correctly even in the game when it recommends you try out the pyro it refers to her as, well, her. "
Actually it hasn't been confirmed at all through out all of TF2 they have been keeping Pyro's gender ambiguous. Yes it does say "try her out" but it also says "try him out"
Posted by PISTOLcm
@cassus: Left 4 Dead 2 doesn't look crappy at all.
Posted by W0lfbl1tzers

I find it strange that people are already saying it looks mediocre seeing any video or knowing anything about it other then that it is a shooter. I love the internet.

Posted by Labbo94

Neat idea... With solid gameplay, good humor, and the right sort of attitude (thinking TF2 or MNC), this could be pretty cool.

Posted by Ryax
@PISTOLcm said:
" @cassus: Left 4 Dead 2 doesn't look crappy at all. "
uuum it doesnt?
Posted by TheHT
@Resident4t said:
" @TheHT: Actually sometimes it says her and sometimes it says him. Its Random. "
Ahhh, pretty sneaky Valve.
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Posted by Seedofpower

I'll stick with Tf2.

Posted by Keslus9

If I saw that clown at four years old I'd freak the hell out..

Posted by Pop

Sweet TF2 with bunnies.

Posted by BagSquad

this looks terrible

Posted by jakob187

I'm always down for a game that shares the Tex Avery cartoon styling with some FPS action, especially on XBLA!

Posted by Deusoma

I would only be interested in a multiplayer-only game (especically a multiplayer-only game that looks like that) if it was free.

Posted by PISTOLcm
@Ryax: No. It doesn't. Looks a hell of a lot better than a comparable zombeezie-fest known as Dead Rising 2. Hell, it looks a lot better than many games out there. 
 
Perhaps not so much if you're talking about the 360 version, but really, who cares about Source games on the 360? <_<
Posted by Nytrik

I don't get it.

Posted by Ryax
@PISTOLcm said:
" @Ryax: No. It doesn't. Looks a hell of a lot better than a comparable zombeezie-fest known as Dead Rising 2. Hell, it looks a lot better than many games out there.  Perhaps not so much if you're talking about the 360 version, but really, who cares about Source games on the 360? <_< "
oops. i totally mis read that with sarcasm. my bad
Posted by JonathanMoore

Looks completely ridiculous, and I want.

Posted by Andorski
sigh... I'm getting too old for gaming.
Posted by GGear0323

damn, can't people wait at LEAST a little bit before writing stuff off? you have literally seen 5 screenshots, no video, no idea of how it will play, no real information about anything other than it has odd weapons and looks like 'this'. i am interested in anything new, but i can't really say anything until i see more.

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