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The first time I played Aerobat, I died within seven seconds.
That probably means things are working as intended to indie developer Thew (real name: Matthew Yeager), who describes his game as an 'absurdly high speed arcade shmup-like.' Based on our early time with Aerobat, it fully lives up to each of those descriptors.
Above, watch us go hands-on with an early build of the game, discuss how it accomplishes its extreme sense of speed, and die many, many, many times in the process.
Aerobat has been Greenlit on Steam and is releasing 'at some point.' You can find out more on the game's official website.