Ludometrics Causes Gridlock On OUYAGlasgow, Scotland — Tue August 27, 2013
Gridlock is a new arena-based shooter, designed initially for the OUYA console. The game harkens back to a time when games were about beating your own high-score and also about shooting abstract shapes. Nothing more, nothing less.
Gridlock sees the player take control of four gun emplacements, which can only move around the edge of a fixed grid. In the middle of the grid, a variety of abstract yet lethal geometric shapes emerge which will destroy the player’s turrets. Unless, of course, the player can shoot the shapes first.
In keeping with OUYA’s free-to-try ethos, the game allows players to play for a limited time (60 seconds per play), with a one-off payment of $1.99 unlocking the game permanently at which point players can play forever and ever.
Ludometrics founder and Chief Person David Thomson said “We thought it might be nice to try something out that needed a physical controller for a change, and OUYA seemed a good place to start.”
Ludometrics hopes that OUYA owners are looking for a single-player high-score chasing shooter named Gridlock to fill in the time between TowerFall parties after its release on August 29, 2013.