During the The Game Awards 2018, more video game trailers were shown than acceptance speeches, and still one of the best new trailers released today did not air during the show. Devolver Digital gave another look at Ape Out an action game featuring a Saul-Bass-meets- Hotline-Miami -Vibe. The monkey sprints through progressively more complicated steps, kills armed guards, beats them, splatters them, and turns them into human shields. Attacks squirt blood like bucket paint on the ground. The trailer does an excellent job Ape Out 's hyper-violent, neat-moving energy and gloomy humor.
Ape Out will be released on February 7, 201
[ Disclosure: I briefly taught Ape Out creator Gabe Cuzzillo, in the Game Center of NYU. Since then, Cuzzillo has worked with program professors (and game design veterans) Matt Boch and Bennett Foddy to bring the game to the finish line.]