Get bloody with Butcher’s free Steam demo


Transhuman Design have released a new playable demo for their chainsawtastic take on 2D platforming, Butcher.

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Describing itself as a blood-soaked love letter to the cult classics of the genre, this 2D shooter puts you in the mechanical boots of a cyborg “programmed to eradicate the last remains of humanity [and] your sole purpose is to well… annihilate anything that moves.”

The demo features a pack of three levels from the beginning of the game.

This isn’t for the fainthearted, either. Even if you reckon you’ve got the cojones to stomach the gore, the game’s so feckin’ hard that the developers had to retrospectively release an easy mode called W.I.M.P. DLC for some players (like me, let’s face it) to get through it.

If you like what you see, you can also secure 50% off the price of the full game at just £3.49 / $4.99 / €4.99. There’s also a half-price bundle if you’d like to pick up the soundtrack, too. The discount ends July 17, 2017.

Thanks, RockPaperShotgun.