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Quick Look: Road Show: Charlie Murder

We find the Lead Dishwasher at PAX 2011 for a look at some muuurrrrrrrrrrrrrddddddeeeeeerr.

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Aug. 30 2011

Posted by: Vinny

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Charlie Murder

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Edited By Antihippy

Cool.
 
edit: haha wow, wasn't even trying.
 
This guy sure loves his mallgoth themes.

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Edited By BRELS

Interesting

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Edited By EpicBenjamin

I gave her the Charlie Murder.

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Edited By outerabiz

oo pax news

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Edited By JoeyRavn

The screenshot for the video looks... weird.

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Edited By winsord

I like the main concept; hopefully this is as fun as something like Castle Crashers, but it's really hard to tell without having actually played.

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Edited By rcath

looks cool

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Edited By CabbageHat

At GiantBomb.com the puns are ineSKApable.

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Edited By icytower38

Getting a big Castle Crashers vibe off this game, and that is a good impression to get.

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That guy in the middle in the beginning looks like a real creep!

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Edited By dk3691

This looks fun! 

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Gorillaz + Alien Hominid = This game.

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Edited By beard_of_zeus

As others have said, very Castle Crashers, which is OK with me. Even down to the controls - LT is block, RT is magic menu, etc.

Also, aSKApalyptic? Eh? Eh? I'll be here all night.

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Edited By killerdud745

64 player ska game? Yes please! This looks really cool though. I want to try it out with some buds.

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Edited By Romination

This looks like a Behemoth game, only perhaps lacking some of the nuance Behemoth can bring to their titles.
 
It's been really interesting watching Ska Studios slowly rise to prominence.

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Edited By NowSayPillow

Love Ska Studio's. Love James. Can't wait for this game to come out. :D

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Edited By MarxMygdala

I think Ryan did more friendly fire damage than damage to the enemies.

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Edited By dropabombonit

This looks real cool, too bad I don't have a 360 to play it on

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I think I'm suffering from side scrolling over exposure, will give this another look some other time.

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Edited By sirdesmond

Looks like a great Castle Crasher follow-up. Also, I'm loving the Ska love.

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Edited By Ventilaator

I'm gonna ask someone to tell me all the jokes in this game when it comes out, because this looks like the farthest thing from something that's fun to play. It's a sidescrolling beat 'em up, we all know how those work.

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Edited By rebgav

Listening to the guy talk about his game made me want to never play any of his games.

Directly related addendum: Someone should release Odin Sphere and Muramasa on XBLA, those are side-scrolling beat 'em ups with gorgeous sprite-based art.

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Edited By Thor_Molecules

Demons in The Netherlands? But i'm there right now, should I be worried?!

Ontopic: It looks like Castle Crashers without the charm, and mediocre music. I'll pass.

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Ma-SKA-pone.

Hahahaha! ...I'll get my coat.

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Looking forward to hearing how Jeff actually feels about this game.

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@EpicBenjamin said:

I gave her the Charlie Murder.

Then I heard she was cheating on me, so I have her the ol' Epic Benjamin.

She won't try *that* again anytime soon.

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I've always felt bad because this guy seems so cool but I never liked the Dishwasher games enough to buy them. This, on the other hand, I can get behind.

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What the hell is ska? Also the game looks kind of boring...

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I hope there is a 12 piece ska band boss fight at some point that just skank while you beat the crap out of them. I know this is super early build but I'm not really digging the art design. It looks like that super scratchy style that goth kids draw at 14 years old. The UI also makes my head hurt.

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Edited By Kato

Looks cool if a bit cluttered. The developer fella was very laid back, a bit strange, but would be fun to chill with.

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@phrosnite said:

What the hell is ska? Also the game looks kind of boring...

Ska is a type of music. A lot of trumpets.

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This does not look like a game I would pay money for.

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The dude at the beginning slipped a marriage proposal for his girlfriend into a demo of this on the floor at PAX. She said yes.

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Makes Scott Pilgrim look good.

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Edited By BoOzak

This is kind of what i'd a imagine a Metalocalypse game would look like if one were ever made.(I think one was in developement at some point but it got canned) Love Ska Studios and both the Dishwasher games but i'm gonna be honest.. this game looks pretty terrible in it's current state. Combos are way to slow for a game of this nature and there arent enough melee weapons. Obviously this is an early build though and the concept is sound, I dont doubt James Silva & co will deliver when this game is finally released. (but a Twitter feed guys? really? ;S)

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Looks really boring.

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Edited By Marmaladebrat

Yep, I agree, if this is as good as Castle Crashers I will buy it. This could be Ska Studios biggest hit yet.

By the way, I suggest we have a Giant Bomb Name the Ska Band Contest.

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"Why are we fighting demons" "Because.... you were in the Netherlands"    

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That's right Drew: you go bring that ENERGY man!

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@munnyman5@gmail.com said:

@EpicBenjamin said:

I gave her the Charlie Murder.

Then I heard she was cheating on me, so I have her the ol' Epic Benjamin.

She won't try *that* again anytime soon.

Aww no Famous Flying Camel?

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Don't know why people are hating on this game when they haven't even tried it out. Give games a chance  and stop being so damn negative. Looks good so far, not very original though. Still I like the punk rock theme and combat so far, I'll give this game a shot. 

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urgh stop with these boring flash games please........not worth the attetion let it die in peace

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wow - switching and hooking up your GB equipment to record your in-game feed alongside the live-audio???

... i m p r e s s i v e, Vinny.

... also, neat game story idea.

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@Phatmac: give a game a chance what site are you on

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Heliskapter.

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This looks pretty cool. I liked Castle Crashers and Dishwasher, I have at least 2 friends that will play this with me...yeah sign me up!

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he was fighting demons because they are in the Netherlands ? WTF 
 
we do not fight demons here :O we smoke them

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Hell yes. And James, ol' chap... you MUST revamp Zombie Smashers X2 and release it on XBLA. 

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Skan't touch this!




sorry.

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Edited By Pop

The characters look like they move too slow, that's the only thing I find wrong with it, the rest looks amazing really love the name of the characters :D.