Rhythm FPS Gun Jam releases new gameplay trailer
When you think of first-person shooters, the idea of mixing it with rhythm-based gameplay might not come naturally. However, for publisher Raw Fury and developers Jaw Drop Games, that very idea is the foundation that saw them work on Gun Jam, which debuted at the Future Games Show Spring Showcase, and showed some really interesting game.
First teased as a tweet in 2020, the music-focused first-person shooter has since grown into something much bigger. Players can expect to dive into a substantial campaign mode or have fun in Gun Jam’s arcade mode.
At the heart of it all is the music and the need to stay in time with the various notes that arise right in the center. As you rip through your enemies while firing with the beat, a multiplier builds, allowing for even higher scores for each level you find yourself in.
Different notes also seem to require the use of various weapons to hit them, so there’s a lot of mental gymnastics to do even if you’re looking to clear the stage. It’s not yet clear how the various notes work, or if there’s any aim assist given things can get quite busy on-screen, but the core idea is still one to watch.
Gun Jam is due out on PC sometime in 2022, and we can also expect a multi-genre soundtrack to get our heads and guns moving.
Here is the official Gun Jam description:
GUN JAM is a fast-paced first-person shooter where the player must shoot in rhythm to survive.
Welcome to the city where the ubiquitous “Beat” means everything and where music is used as a means of control. As the townspeople dance to The Speaker’s dominant tune, you must rebel and force out of its hypnotic flow.
In GUN JAM, a multi-genre soundtrack propels you through varied environments in the bustling city of “Mubel”. Carefully match your hits to the beat and battle hordes of trance soldiers and other enemies to survive the musical dystopia and restore freedom to the masses.
– A unique rhythmic-paced firing mechanic
– Firefights are synced to a multi-genre soundtrack
– Adapt to different music, environments and enemies as you progress
– Campaign and arcade game modes
– Immersive art style and dynamic environment that reacts to music