Classic cartoon boomer shooter MOUSE gets new gameplay


PlaySide Publishing and developer Fumi Games have shared new gameplay and screenshots for MOUSE, their 1930s cartoons-inspired boomer shooter.

The new gameplay premiered during today’s Triple III Initiative, an indie-games focused case, revealing brand-new and improved gameplay mechanics:

  • Grappling Hook – Enables attachment to designated points for rapid movement
  • Helicopter – Reduces descent speed and facilitates extended aerial traversal
  • PowerUp Spinach – Used to augment and enhance melee gameplay

“MOUSE is incredibly important to all of us here at Fumi Games, and we’re committed to making sure that it lives up to expectations,” said Fumi Games CEO Mateusz Michalak. “Our goal has always been to create a game that combines our passion for animation with our passion for first-person shooters. We are genuinely committed to collaborating closely with the MOUSE community to craft a game that truly resonates with players. We’ll aim to share more details – whenever possible – as development progresses. Our partner PlaySide and our dedicated and talented team is working hard to bring you the finest grandboomer cartoon shooter ever created!”

Here’s a rundown on the game, plus a new trailer and screenshots:

MOUSE boasts a unique visual style inspired by the charm of 1930s rubber hose animation, transporting players to a nostalgic era of early cartoons. Players assume the role of a private detective navigating a noir city teeming with violent mobsters and a host of characters from the criminal underbelly.

Unravel a quest for justice in a city mired in corruption and chaos. Utilize a diverse arsenal of weapons, power-ups, and explosives to thwart the takeover ambitions of corrupt politicians. The game’s playful weaponry, uniquely animated UI, and cartoon-inspired enemy behavior add a lighthearted twist to the FPS genre.

MOUSE is in development for Windows PC and will launch in 2025.

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