Fight-or-flight may be the oldest game in existence, and Ape Out has captured its essence with some serious style. This game puts you in the mind of a laboratory gorilla on the loose, hurling captors at each other or using them as human shields, hurtling along a procedurally generated path to freedom, with a frenetic jazz soundtrack that responds to your actions. Ape Out is a glorious and maddening experience, all at once instinctual, and like nothing you’ve ever played before.
Oh and did we mention that the trailer is actually playable? Why are you still reading this? Go play it!
Ape Out is a solo project by Gabe Cuzzillo. It has already been awarded Best Gameplay and Sound at the Brazilian Game Festival, and won the Audience Choice award at Boston FIG. Gabe’s previous game, Foiled, was a similarly visceral multiplayer mashup of fencing and Super Meat Boy.
“Ape Out is like if Solid Snake and The Hulk met up, fell in love, and raised a baby ape together,” said Indie Fund member and Super Meat Boy co-creator Tommy Refenes.
Indie Fund is very proud to have supported Ape Out, and pleased to know that Gabe will have Devolver Digital as a publishing partner.
Ape Out releases this summer on PC and PS4, but in the meantime play the trailer!