The innovative, time-based shooter Superhot has had a long, unusual road to completion -- it started out as a clever idea at a game jam, got off the ground through a successful crowdfunding campaign and built up tremendous hype through pre-release copies and countless "let's play" videos. At last, though, it's nearly here. The team has revealed that Superhot will be available on Linux, Mac and Windows PCs on February 25th. You can pre-order it at $14 for the regular Steam version, and $25 if you'd also like the soundtrack and a PDF art book. Xbox One gamers can buy the game sometime in the next few weeks.
If you'll recall, the buzz around Superhot comes from its turning the conventional first-person shooter formula on its head. Here, time only moves at normal speed when you move -- the challenge isn't so much dodging the hail of bullets as planning a route that won't box you into a corner. You also have one very fragile life, no power-ups and limited ammo (basically, whatever is in the guns you find). When you combine those with highly stylized graphics and a fourth-wall-breaking story, you get an experience that promises to be a breath of fresh air in a frequently stale genre.