Niche Spotlight – UnMetal


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Today’s Niche Spotlight is UnMetal, a 2D retro-inspired stealth-action game by @unepic_fran and Versus Evil.

Following in the tradition of UnEpic, UnMetal is a retro-inspired adventure full of old school mechanics and a hefty dose of satire. You play as Jesse Fox, an elite commando imprisoned in a military installation for a crime he didn’t commit. Scavenge for parts to create an array of improvised gadgets, as you sneak past cameras and stealthily take out guards.

You can find the launch trailer below.

UnMetal is available on Windows PC (via GamersGate, GOG, and Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S for $19.99 USD.

You can find the rundown (via GamersGate) below:

You play as Jesse Fox who finds himself imprisoned in a covert military base where he was arrested for a crime he didn’t commit. Jesse must now escape using his dry wits, quick words, improvised skills, arsenal of warfare, violent explosives, MacGuyvered gadgets, and an elaborate explanation of how it all went down. If that all fails, he’ll use his fists.

  • Uncover a clandestine plot as you escape from an enemy base where you were imprisoned for a crime you didn’t commit.
  • Modern gameplay mechanics that pay homage to a solid classic.
  • Gain experience and skills by utilizing stealth to take down your enemies.
  • Deceive, adapt, and do whatever is necessary to escape… even if you have to impersonate a cat.
  • Enjoy the thrill of interrogation as you elaborate specifics of your great escape to a lieutenant who seeks to scrutinize Jesse’s every word in an intricate report.
  • Decipher a plethora of satirical culture, gaming and movie references. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll fall in love with them.
  • Collect an arsenal of classic gear, things that go “pew-pew”, maybe a thing or two that goes “BOOM!”, and some things that go “BOING!”, and definitely a thing that goes “SCRATCH”.
  • Does this smell like chloroform to you?

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Frank was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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