Demons? Heavy armaments? Synthwave? Welcome to hell, which also conveniently doubles as a fast-paced bullet hell platformer! Hell is Other Demons, developed by Cuddle Monster Games and published by Kongregate, officially launches on PC + Mac (via Kartridge), and Nintendo Switch on April 18th, 2019, with a Steam launch following on May 20th. Get ready to put your reflexes and arcade shooting to the test!
The concept here is nice and simple. You’re a demon. You don’t like other demons. Too bad hell is full of them. Grab the closest rocket launcher, sword, or laser gun and fight your way through the hellish masses. All of this is tied together with an instantly-striking aesthetic, mixing chunky pixels with bold color schemes to ensure you always know exactly what you’re dealing with, even if it’s a giant, saw-wielding skeleton bearing down on you.
Hell is Other Demons features an extensive campaign and upgrade system that will test your mettle against hordes of bullet fodder and giant, over-the-top bosses, as well as an endless cycle of demonic invasion in the procedurally generated Arcade Mode. The name of the game here is speed and precision, as you achieve that satisfying, zen-like state of being, air-dodging and weaving through more pixelated bullets than you can shake a floating skull at.
Couple this with a thumping synthwave soundtrack by Rémi Gallego (The Algorithm) and deliciously retro sound design by Magnus Pålsson (VVVVVV), and Hell is Other Demons will transport you into the bowels of hell. But like, with more bleeps and bloops.
Hell is Other Demons launches on April 18, 2019, with availability on PC and Mac (Kartridge), as well as Nintendo Switch. The game will then launch on Steam on May 20, 2019. Can’t wait for your own personal trip to hell? Air-dash over to the game’s website, follow its development on Twitter, and follow Kongregate on Twitter.