Scary monsters and nice sprites.

DubWars arrived on Steam earlier this summer, and Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins of Penny Arcade have now uploaded a gameplay video that shines a light on the game’s innovative blend of electronic music and old-school action.

The premise is pretty interesting to begin with. Different from traditional rhythm games like Guitar Hero or, more fittingly, last year’s addictive Crypt of the NecroDancer, you don’t actually have to push the buttons in time with the rhythm, the rhythm actually dictates your weaponry.

You control a small spaceship and (as usual) have to blast your way through a sequence of stages, but this time the game’s barrage of bass, beats and wubs actually informs the way you can take out the alien threat.

You can watch Krahulik and Holkins wrestle with the game’s idiosyncrasies below, and grab the game from Steam. Regardless of whether this is technically “bro step” or not, we wanna play.

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