The lights are on
About thirty minutes ago, Game Informer editor in chief Andy McNamara walked up to my desk. "Hey idiot, you'd probably like that Spaceteam game that I'm hearing about on Twitter. Seems like some dumb thing your idiot brain would get drunk and play," he said kindly. Fifteen minutes later, Reiner, Ben Hanson, Bryan Vore, and myself were screaming at each other while staring at our phones.
As it turns out, screaming at your friends is essentially the core gameplay mechanic of Spaceteam (iOS). Each of the four players has a different control console on their screen, and they're filled with dials, switches, and faders with nonsensical labels like Lustrous Prismneck, Flushbypass, and Sigmaclapper. In order to keep your rocket from falling apart, you'll need to yell instructions at your friends until you figure out which one has the appropriate control on their screen. It basically boils down to a lot of screaming of stuff like "Deactivate the voltgauge! Disengage the dualwrist!". If you or your buddies fails to follow instructions in time, your ship begins to fall apart. Our consoles were sparking and getting covered in some kind of space goo for a while before it was finally destroyed.
I'd recommend a download if you want to get some friends together and try it out. Kyle recorded a quick audio snippet of us playing, and you can hear it below to get a sense of how chaotic it gets.
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Funny guys. Can this be the first IOS test Chamber. Would love to see video of your reactions or the game.
Amazing what people can accomplish together. Congrats, you guys blew up your rocket. ;-)
I need to try this.
DO A BARREL ROLL!
hahaha! damn looks exciting!
My best friend's a Mexican. He will only yell things (mostly insults) in Spanish gibberish at me. I dunno if it would work that well...
I would like to have heard the full audio from your attempt at this game. I usually listen to podcast while I work, this would have fit nicely I feel. Thanks for the heads up though, might have to try this one out.
That sounds hella fun
i need to work here one day....
My 3 co-hosts and I played a good bit of this on Tuesday before recording our podcast. Oh man is it a lot of fun. It can be played between 2 to 4 people, but obviously the more you have, the more chaotic it is. Definitely take a look at this if you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Not sure if it is out on other platforms yet.
Certainly sounds like a good time.
Okay, we *NEED* a Test Chamber of this, with cameras rolling!
Also, Jim Reilly, Joe Juba, and Jeff Cork. And probably Dan. That just seems like the right crew to watch.
Sounds like your watching Galaxy Quest in the background. And with Dan's love of Tim Allen I see that being a very high possibility
Please tell me that is literally what Andy said word for word because that's hilarious.