I love student games for two reasons. They’re usually pretty good proofs of concept, and they’re usually free.
So does Witchpunk, a free game that hit Steam this month, created by a team called 99% Funk at the DigiPen Institute of Technology. In it, you’ll engage in some sick arena combat against corporate demons while beating robots with giant magic hammers and spray paint while shredding with witch-like skateboards.
Witch Molly’s biggest trick is that she deals more damage as her speed increases. As you can imagine, crushing subway rails or blowing up ramps can send enemies flying with a high-velocity hammer attack.
The developer explains: “Witchpunk is a third-person melee arena combat game in which you play as Molly, a skateboarding witch who battles a tyrannical corporation trying to destroy Halloween. Skate through cities and subways, taking turns picking up speed. To wreak havoc on robots of all shapes and sizes.
It’s like the decidedly more violent Tony Hawk seen through the lens of a Jet Set Radio fan. To its credit, there are some comic-inspired visuals that make use of atypical shading work. In addition, it is full of funky beats that you can enjoy skating and jibe.
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