Wide Right Interactive have announced their first title, coming to PC and Mac this year, Freedom Finger. From the minds of Jim Dirschberger and Travis Millard comes an irreverent shoot ‘em up, with completely hand-drawn visuals, and voice acting by some of the industry’s leading talent such as Nolan North, John DiMaggio, Sam Riegel, and Eric Bauza. Freedom Finger also features a killer soundtrack of licensed music from Red Fang, METZ, Power Trip, Com Truise, White Fence, Ty Segall, Makeup and Vanity Set, True Widow, The Radio Dept., Drab Majesty, John Maus, Vektroid, Danimal Cannon, Cleaners from Venus, and more!
In Freedom Finger players take control of rookie space pilot, Gamma Ray, flying his bad ass, giant, fist-shaped ship and embarking on an intergalactic rescue mission to save lunar scientists who have been taken hostage by terrorists. However, players will soon discover their mission is more sinister than first thought, forcing them to make difficult decisions that determine the fate of the innocent hostages. Players can expect an over the top, satirical, and daring adventure full of laughs and sharp social commentary as the story unfolds over 36 deadly levels of shmup action.
“As our first video game title, we wanted
to create something that would really stand out and surprise people,”
said Jim Dirschberger, Founder of Wide Right Interactive. “Freedom Finger
combines a satirical story, insane characters, punk visuals, an awesome
soundtrack, and intense rhythmic shmup gameplay into something that we
think players will have never seen before.”
Every asset in Freedom Finger is hand drawn by LA-based Illustrator and Art Director Travis Millard, who supplies the game with his unique aesthetic. Enemies, bosses, attack patterns, and level events are synced to the music, making for unique rhythm based action! Gamma Ray’s ship can fire bullets while flippin’ the bird at anything stupid enough to get in its way but it’s shaped like a big fist for a reason: to punch, toss, grab, and smash enemies in brutal melee combat. With new power-ups and challenges introduced in every level and a wide selection of difficulties, shmup veterans and newbies alike can jump into the game and give their enemies the big fat finger.