In this week’s episode of Side by Side, Joel Goodwin of Electron Dance and I take a look at rules cocktail and party shooter SSMP by Actual Humans, which stands for ‘Shoot Shoot Mega Pack’, but I prefer ‘Soft Soft Muted Pastels’.
So ‘rule cocktail’ eh? SSMP is a game about rules and mixing them up. Out of the box there are four preset rulesets: Zoom, Sync, Fade and Void, but these can be broken down into bits and remixed. While Joel mentions Spacewar! in his post, it actually reminds me of his own Duel which we covered four years ago. There are no shots fired in Duel but I remember enjoying tweaking the various options to change the way each game played. SSMP really leans into that idea.
SSMP supports up to four players locally and is available on PC.
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