Moose Life, the latest psychedelic trance shooter from legendary game designer Jeff Minter and his studio Llamasoft, will be making its way to PC on 12th August.
Moose Life promises to deliver “spectacular shooty action and a top techno soundtrack” created in the style of a 1980s arcade game, and, as its newly launched Steam page explains, it’s “specifically engineered to take you to a happy, tranced-out pleasure zone full of deer and mushrooms”. To that end, players are cast in the role of a rainbow voxel deer as they fly ceaselessly into the screen, battling to rescue tiny sheep from enemy spaceships.
“Glowing stags will stream past your ears as you deploy the mighty ‘Stag Party’ weapon that turns entire screensful of enemies into harmless, grateful deer,” says Llamasoft. “You’ll smile. You might exclaim when a particularly lovely explosion blossoms nearby, or when the trip starts to kick in as you traverse the mushroom-strewn planes. You will feel lovely.”