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Glasgow, Scotland –
August 27, 2013 –
Gridlock is a new arena-based shooter, designed initially
for the OUYA console. The game harkens back to a time when games
were about beating your own high-score and also about shooting
abstract shapes. Nothing more, nothing less.
Gridlock sees the player take control of four gun
emplacements, which can only move around the edge of a fixed grid.
In the middle of the grid, a variety of abstract yet lethal
geometric shapes emerge which will destroy the player’s
turrets. Unless, of course, the player can shoot the shapes
In keeping with OUYA’s free-to-try ethos, the game allows
players to play for a limited time (60 seconds per play), with a
one-off payment of $1.99 unlocking the game permanently at which
point players can play forever and ever.
Ludometrics founder and Chief Person David Thomson said
“We thought it might be nice to try something out that
needed a physical controller for a change, and OUYA seemed a good
place to start.”
Ludometrics hopes that OUYA owners are looking for a
single-player high-score chasing shooter named
Gridlock to fill in the time between
TowerFall parties after its release on August 29,
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Ludometrics was founded on May 20, 2010 (which also happens to
be World Metrology Day), and is based in Glasgow, Scotland.
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plural noun [treated as singular]
•i. the basic rhythmic pattern of a game,
toy or plaything.
•ii. the use of mathematical methods
(especially statistics) in describing systems of play.
Origin: early 21st century; from Latin
ludo, 'I play'; from Old French
metre, with specific sense of "metrical scheme in verse,"