Sir, You Are Being Hunted, trailered, and also pre-ordered


Sir, You Are Being Hunted has been flushed out of hiding; here’s our Sir, You Are Being Hunted review.

Pre-orders for Big Robot’s very English tribute to Stalker are up and running via the Humble Store. For 20 not-so-English dollars, you’ll get early access to the game during a spot of testing scheduled to happen before release, as well as the finished version for Windows, OSX and Linux. To demonstrate why that might be a thing you’d like to happen, the three-man team have cooked up some more footage of Sir’s tweed-clad androids at work.

In the first of the two new videos, those hunters do a darn sight more beeping and a tad more booping than I remember in previous alpha footage – presumably to give the player a second sensory means of noting their positions and planning accordingly.

In the second, developer Jim Rossignol heads into town to find sustenance and something to shoot or distract his steely opponents with. It’s here that a familiar formula of risk-reward becomes apparent; like DayZ’s settlements, Sir’s towns and villages are stuffed with (withered) fruits beyond a starving player’s wildest dreams, but are host to just as many robots.

“And, yup. I screwed that up. Cheers!”

Sir will be playable at Rezzed 2013 on June 22 and 23, where procedurally generated Big Robot technician Tom Betts will also be speaking about the game’s development in Unity.