A new game known very simply as Squirrel with a gun has gone viral after, in some gameplay clips, the playable squirrel terrorized the world with guns. There are a lot of great video games out there. Some of them tell incredible stories. Some have incredibly engaging gameplay. Some are even pushing the boundaries of entertainment as we know it thanks to the ever-evolving nature of this medium. And some just like to be absolutely absurd and create crazy fantasies that feel like a journey. In the past ten years, many indie games about animals have appeared, such as: Goat Simulator, Untitled Goose Gameand the slightly more serious and critically acclaimed cat game, Stray.
There is now a new entry in the animal video game genre thanks to Squirrel with a gun. This game is going viral because, as you might expect, you play as a squirrel who can wield a gun. A video that went viral shows the squirrel wielding a full-sized gun and robbing a human who decides to run away before it rips and falls over. Another video shows the squirrel using a mini uzi, but not to kill anyone. The squirrel can fire it and use its recoil to essentially fly. It’s really awesome and it’s coming to Steam.
Squirrel commits a cute heist #indiedev #game developer #UE5 #UnrealEngine5 #Indie game #blender3d #blender #b3d #indiegamedev #screenshotsaturday #wishlistwednesday pic.twitter.com/FGCaV1gKUE
— Squirrel with a gun (Dan DeEntremont) (@QuiteDan) August 6, 2022
Grooms try in #UnrealEngine5! Squirrel is still a Blender rig, but Houdini takes care of the fur. This was very challenging, but a lot of fun to discover!#indiedev #game developer #UnrealEngine #blender3d #Houdini #screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/dyLfZGkH0W
— Squirrel with a gun (Dan DeEntremont) (@QuiteDan) May 15, 2022
The game doesn’t have a release date at the moment, but it’s hard to imagine creator Dan DeEntremont not getting additional support from a publisher or something after all the attention this game has been getting on social media. Only time will tell what else you can do in the game, but from some of the screenshots on the game’s Steam page, it looks like you have cops chasing you and you can pick up other objects like rocks and throw them around. Needless to say, this is the kind of chaos we all need in the gaming world right now.
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