We’ve all had those days where we feel like a bull in a china shop. Cooped up, destructive, and more than a little frustrated. But for those chaotic days that surpass even the allusions of age-worn analogies, indie developer Whitebox Interactive have created Bear vs. Methlab: a frantic PvP game that lets you take on a time-travelling Hitler and his voluminous drugs cartel.
Described by Whitebox as a “multi-dimensional space opera,” the story begins when the notorious Adolf Hitler cooks up a scheme to create and sell meth to fund his genocidal wars across alternate dimensions. Thanks to the conveniences of parallel universes, however, there’s an infinite number of bears stocked up to foil the dictator’s evil plot.
As a business-meaning bear, up to four players compete in a series of destructive minigames, ranging from destroying drug facilities, to explosive-riddled footie matches, to all out “puke fests.” All amidst a slew of visual references to the meth-cookery of Breaking Bad, from hazmatted Cthulu-cooks to ghostly, gun-toting drug dealers.
“We got sore from punching each other over unfair mini games and stolen stars in other party games, so we decided to make something balanced,” said Whitebox CEO, Jonathan Falkowski in a press release. “Plus it provides an alibi for typing methlab into Google for when the DEA inevitably raids your place. You’re welcome.”
There’s also a bunch of cosmetic rewards to unlock after each stage, allowing your bear to cause ultimate destruction whilst rocking a selection of beards, hats, sunglasses and a host of other garments.
Bear vs. Methlab is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, with $1,601 of its $30,000 CAD goal funded. If successful, the raised funds will go towards “expanding Bear vs. Methlab’s number of minigames and levels.”
Bear vs. Methlab is expected to release for the PC in early 2017. For more information, you can check out the game’s official website here, or follow it on Twitter. Alternatively, you can visit Bear’s Instagram page.