beating_quota _screenshot_5I gotta be honest, I’m really not sure what to think about this one.  On the one hand I can appreciate the satire in making a cop a demonic beast in uniform out to kill all the bad guys.  It has a very 90’s arcade game vibe to it.  Even the games’ title, Beating Quota, has a certain adolescent humor that would be right at home in an issue of EGM back in the day.  The graphics are cute, the action looks intense, and impact your over-the-top carnage has on the world around you looks great.

Then there’s the characters in the game .

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I’m far from being overly sensitive or politically correct; hell, the idea of a game about a corrupt cop killing everyone he see’s is great commentary, and looks fun.  I get it!  But I’m pretty sure at least one or two of those caricatures in the lineup aren’t considered ok.

On a lighter note, here’s a brief feature list from the developers press kit!

  • Old school beat ‘em up mixed in with a shoot ‘em up style gameplay.
  • Suppress the masses with a wide range of firearms, pyros, and drone strikes.
  • Multiple Riot game modes that tie into the main game and earn you cash bonuses.
  • Team up and take ‘em out in force in co-op missions.
  • Multiple challenge modes, side mission and extras.
  • Controller support.

You can learn more about Beating Quote on its Kickstarter page.  The developers are looking to raise £10,000 between now and December 20th to finish it.

Greg Micek

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