Today marks the first day of Fantastic Arcade proper — the yearly indie-game celebration run alongside the Alamo Drafthouse’s genre film festival Fantastic Fest — which means updates to Venus Patrol will become slightly spottier through to the end of the week until I can emerge with a handful of stories to tell of how the event went down.
In the meantime, a brief slideshow from the past several hours, including, above, some of the first screenshots of Hotline Highball, a custom version of Dennaton’s fantastically brutal Hotline Miami that takes place inside the actual locale of Fantastic Arcade itself, featuring the greeting you can see by festival co-organizer Wiley Wiggins, inside its own custom arcade cabinet.
[VP Rewind is a quick look back at the important events of the past week or two that should have been on Venus Patrol had it actually been alive.]
Toronto indie-megaforce Capy effortlessly shows up pretty much just about everyone working in videogames right now by not only releasing an amazing pixel-ragdoll-enabled trailer for its upcoming Xbox Live game Super Time Force, but couching it in a TV-quality animated series, and spawning its own new catchphrase meme (and quite possibly an upcoming T-shirt?), to boot. [via Capy]