Ladies and gentlemen, this is how you make a video game trailer. Especially if your video game needs funding on Kickstarter, and thus needs desperately to stand out.
Blood! Guts! Angry brothers! Screaming parents who just don't understand! While there's some tangible Kickstarter fatigue in video games right now, a good pitch is a good pitch, and Strafe's making an awfully strong argument for why it should have your attention.
If you were one of those people who were born in the 90's you may not have any idea why this is so pitch-perfect and hilarious to people a decade or so older than you. But trust us, it is pretty much the best.
Just bask in it's glory:
|Help, I have been punched in the stomach by nostalgia!|
You see kids, this is what the Internet was like before your social networks, GIF's, and video players. Where you would spend a 24 hour period downloading so that you could watch a 30-second clip of a game whose player was the size of a postage stamp.
Oh, and as for the trailer, pretty much nails what video game commercials in the ridiculous decade that was the 90's looked like every single time. Don't believe it?
Here you go:
Strafe is directly pulling from DOOM, Quake, and other fast-as-hell shooters from a bygone era. There might be a story buried somewhere in Strafe, but something tells me it doesn't matter. You're here to blow stuff up as much as possible and as fast as possible. Sounds good to me!
The game's looking to raise $185,096 in the next 29 days, and should release in "early" 2016.