Not quite as disgusting as the headline suggests (almost, but not quite) this little indie title is looking rather interesting. Coming from the makers of the rather agreeable “Ben there, Dan that!“, UK based Zombie Cow, this title looks to all intents and purposes like a very tasty HD update of the Earthworm Jim formula, mixed with some Worms and add a hint of “indie” flavour.
The edutainment game is being produced in a joint venture between Zombie Cow and the UK TV channel, Channel 4 (snappy title huh!) and was the subject of MUCH controversy a few weeks back due to it’s content. You see the game takes place inside of people… I think it best I let Zombie Cow explain this one:
Privates is a platform twin-stick shooter in which you lead a teeny-tiny gang of condom-hatted marines as they delve into peoples’ vaginas and bottoms and blast away at all manner of oozy, shouty monsters. It’s rude, funny, bitingly satirical and technically pretty accurate if you don’t count the tiny people or the germs with teeth.
The game is due out on PC for free “sometime” during the Summer – but for the UK the Summer is a very loose term! An Xbox 360 version is being made and will be on XBLA for a very minimal charge IF Microsoft allow it through certification – present thinking is that Microsoft will reject it.
So soak up the weirdness (is that really the right word to be using here?) below in this just released video, enjoy the screenshots and get ready to take charge of your body invading marines sometime soon.