Hotline Miami

I know awesome when I see it. And when I look at Hotline Miami I see awesome. It’s a violent, 16-bit retro-arcade homage to 80s action movies developed by Jonatan Söderström (Dennation), who describes it like this:

Step into the neon-soaked underground of 1980s Miami as bizarre messages on your answering machine seem to be urging you to commit terrible acts of violence — but will you obey? Hotline Miami overflows with raw brutality and skull crushing close combat as you find yourself outgunned and using your wits to choreograph your way through impossible situations. An unmistakable visual style, a driving soundtrack, and a surreal plot that will have you question your own thirst for blood. Bash and blast through over 20 multiscreen levels with 35 unique weapons and collect 25 game-altering masks in one of the darkest and most unusual independent games on the scene.

The hotline itself can be reached at +1 786 519 3708 or @HotlineMiami. Leave a message.

Here’s the gameplay trailer:


Just the latest reason I’m in love with the indie retrocade scene.