Arcade shooter Killing Floor: Calamity arrives exclusively on Ouya

Tripwire Interactive has released a new Killing Floor game, and it's probably not what you'd expect. Called Killing Floor: Calamity, the game departs from Killing Floor's established (and kind of gross) monster-murdering formula, trading a first-person perspective for overhead arcade action.

Another unexpected shift, while the original Killing Floor is a PC, Mac and Linux game, Calamity is an Ouya exclusive. Killing Floor: Calamity offers couch co-op for two players, lots of weapons, plenty of upgradeable perks, nine maps and, of course, hordes of nasty zombie things to slaughter.

The free trial version offers one map, and the full game can be purchased for $15.
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Killing Floor: Calamity

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Killing Floor: Calamity Released!
18 December 2013, Roswell, GA

Today, Tripwire Interactive is delighted to announce the release of Killing Floor: Calamity exclusively for OUYA. Developed by the talented team at Toadman Interactive, creators of the silliness known as Dwarfs!?, Killing Floor: Calamity arrives just in time to spread some Christmas cheer. To celebrate the launch we've put together an awesome new launch trailer for the game so be sure and check it out as well:

Killing Floor: Calamity is a reimagined Arcade Shooter version of the original Killing Floor - the multi-million-selling, multi-award-winning PC First Person Shooter. The game takes place in the devastated cities and countryside of England, after a series of cloning experiments for the military goes horribly wrong. As a member of the military, you are dropped into these locations with a simple mission: survive long enough to cleanse the area of the failed experiments. The only problem is, these "experiments" aren't waiting to be taken out – they're coming for YOU!

A new take on the smash PC hit Killing Floor, designed and built specifically for couch gaming on the OUYA in a top-down Arcade Shooter format!
Play solo or with a friend with 2 player Co-op on one screen. Now you can literally laugh in your friends' faces when they get chewed up by a Fleshpound!
21 of your favorite playable characters from the PC version.
All 10 Zeds from the Clot to the Patriarch are included and are as least as dangerous as ever.
7 Perks upgradeable to Level 20, with added new special abilities.
9 new maps specifically designed for top down shooter mayhem.
35 unique weapons – including 3 special weapons (Golden AK47, Leafblower, Dual Mac-10).
Supports OUYA and PlayStation 3 controllers!

"We feel OUYA is leading the charge in disrupting the way in which games are both created and consumed today and, as our history suggests with our successes with both Red Orchestra and Killing Floor, we're not shy about embracing early, new digital distribution models." said Alan Wilson, Vice President, Tripwire Interactive.

"Tripwire Interactive has always carved their own pathway in gaming," said Kellee Santiago, Head of Developer Relations at OUYA, Inc. "We were thrilled when they decided to bring the newest installment of the multi-million-selling, multi-award-winning PC Killing Floor experience to OUYA and the television for the first time with Killing Floor: Calamity"

Killing Floor: Calamity is available NOW exclusively on OUYA! For more information please visit:

About Tripwire Interactive
Based in Roswell, Georgia, Tripwire Interactive is an entertainment software developer and publisher founded in 2005 by the award-winning mod team and winners of the 2004 edition of the "$1,000,000 Make Something Unreal" competition. Based in Roswell, Georgia the team released Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, to both critical and commercial success, garnering several awards including "Multiplayer Game of the Year" and "FPS of the Year". This was followed by the immensely popular Killing Floor, which went straight to the top of the best-seller list on Steam and has now sold over 2m units, making it one of the best-selling PC games of all time. Red Orchestra 2 was released in September 2011, to high praise and PC Gamer's award for "FPS of the Year (Multiplayer)" followed by Rising Storm in May 2013 ("one of the best military FPS games I've played" - IGN), Along with publishing other Indie titles, Tripwire Interactive continues to build a reputation for strong support for all their titles over a prolonged period of time. For more information visit Tripwire Interactive's website at

About Toadman Interactive
Toadman Interactive is a game company located in Stockholm, Sweden.

Toadman builds games of all genres with focus on creating the perfect user experience. Our passion for making games are displayed through our great teamwork, a deep knowledge of game systems, and a shared focus on always improving our performance in every new project we take on.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.