Hyper Demon psychedelic indie FPS screenshot of a giant bone worm

If you're in the mood for a shooter that defies any and all expectations, you might want to give the freshly released Hyper Demon a try. It comes to us from the team behind the simplistic yet highly focused Devil Daggers, and much like its predecessor Hyper Demon is all about taking a couple of very simple gameplay mechanics and creating some incredibly tight gameplay around them.

What makes Hyper Demon so bizarre, however, is that it uses spherical projection to give you a massive peripheral vision without shrinking the center of the screen. Combine that with a holographic warning system that lets you know when you're being attacked, and you end up with a game that looks like complete and utter chaos. Yet despite how insane it all looks, it actually makes a surprising amount of sense once you really get into it and embrace the madness.

Rather than continue to babble on about something that really can't be explained in simple terms, allow me to share with you two of the recent preview. They should hopefully give you a much better idea of just what Hyper Demon is all about, as well as whether you'll be able to play it without projectile vomiting all over the place. With that lovely image now in your head, here are the trailers:

The final thing worth mentioning is that Hyper Demon is fairly light on content if you would look at it from a purely objective standpoint. However, it's not exactly a standard FPS game where your goal is to push through some sort of campaign, but more or a fast-paced spectacle to occasionally indulge in. I wouldn't consider this a flaw myself, but it's definitely something you should be aware of before jumping in.

You can learn more about Hyper Demon, as well as check out some of the player reviews, over at Steam. Enjoy the madness!

Hyper Demon psychedelic indie first-person shooter screenshot of a skeleton enemy

Hyper Demon psychedelic indie first-person shooter screenshot of complete chaos

Hyper Demon psychedelic indie first-person shooter screenshot of a skeleton flying at the player