“With robust game mechanics, amazingly hilarious dark humored dialog, this trip to hell is worth the possibility of dying a few times over while trying to get out of it.”
– Pierre-Yves (Chalgyr’s Game Room)
Harvest the Souls of the Fallen into Rainbow-Colored Death in Tom vs. The Armies of Hell
Launching today on Steam for Windows & Mac
SAN FRANCISCO — July 27, 2016 — The story-driven isometric shooter Tom vs. The Armies of Hell is now available on Steam for $12.99. Play as Tom — software engineer by trade, demon hunter by fate — and turn souls into demon-splattering weapons in this hilarious romp through Hell.
In Tom vs. The Armies of Hell, players shoot demons in the face through more than six levels filled with a full cadre of demonic entities — including challenging minions and hair-raising boss fights. Turn the souls of the fallen into specialized ammo, transforming Tom’s gun into a rapid-fire blaster, flamethrower, shotgun, and more. Close range combat? Use Tom’s demon arm to smash enemies to a bloody pulp. Finally, if you’re caught between lava and sharp teeth, it’s time to (temporarily) transform Tom into a demon himself!
“Tom is just like any normal software engineer,” says Sean Burgoon, founder of Darkmire Entertainment. “He’s stuck at a tedious 9-to-5 job (which somehow doesn’t let out till 8), and it’s definitely sapping his will to live. So when Tom thinks to himself, ‘Anything has to be better than this,’ he does so confidently… and wrongly. Still, while being sucked into a twisted hellscape filled with soul-devouring demons might not be a strict improvement, using an experimental weapon system to blast those demons into demon-colored confetti is at least a break from the corporate drudgery. It’s all about finding that silver, blood-stained lining.”
At tech conglomerate Questionable Technologies, Tom was a low-level software engineer — his days filled with unrewarding tedium, his nights filled with unpaid overtime. (Tom was truly living the American Dream.) One day, a routine R&D experiment in a secret research lab beneath Tom’s office opened a portal to Hell. (Accidents never open a portal to Tahiti, or even one of the Dakotas. Nope. Always Hell.) Anyway, with his office plummeting through the void between Hell and Earth — and demons rampaging all around him — Tom did what any reasonable person would do: He ran and cowered in the men’s room, where he was subsequently mauled by a demon. Luckily for Tom (using “luckily” loosely here), he was saved-slash-turned into a demon hybrid by a purple imp named Beezle. Now, with the aid of his newly acquired demon powers and an experimental gun that weaponizes freshly released souls, Tom must face off against countless hordes of demonic enemies — or find himself stranded in Hell for all eternity.
- Enjoy a story-driven single-player campaign — just like mom used to make!
- Blast away with a dynamic gun system, where absorbed souls turn into demon-splattering weaponry.
- Laugh out loud with an original, humorous story revealed across six challenging levels.
- Stare at beautifully animated 2D in-game cutscenes.
- Mow through hordes of procedurally placed enemies; no two playthroughs are exactly alike!
Pricing & Availability
Tom vs. The Armies of Hell is now available on Steam for both Windows and Mac for $12.99.
About Darkmire Entertainment
Founded in 2011, Darkmire Entertainment is a one-man game studio led by San Francisco developer Sean Burgoon. Offering a special blend of comedy and grim determination, the Industrial Light and Magic alum survived the feast and famine (or more accurately, the famine and famine) of the Kickstarter gold rush to produce his premier title, Tom vs. The Armies of Hell.