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Bartlow's Dread Machine Receives a Major Quality of Life Update

In the words of the its developer, Beep Games, "there's never been a better time" to check out Bartlow's Dread Machine. The latest (and largest to-date) update for the game has added a suite of quality-of-life improvements including support for on-the-fly difficulty adjustments, the ability to revisit previous levels after finishing the game and more generous in-game cash rewards near the later stages. Of course, there are also a healthy amount of bug fixes and other tweaks in the update too. For a full list, you need only check out the Bartlow's Dread Machine official Steam Page.

Inspired by early 20th century parlour amusements, Bartlow's Dread Machine is an instantly intriguing, clockwork-styled take on the twin-stick shooter. One or two players, as government agents on a daring mission to save President Roosevelt from the forces of evil, will traverse a series of environments on tracks, shooting up whimsical (although still evil, lest we forget) foes with an impressive variety of weapons. It's unique, quirky and quite difficult to describe. Watch the trailer above and you'll quickly get a feel for it.

Bartlow's Dread Machine is out now for Windows and Xbox One.

Jamie Davies

Jamie Davies

Staff Writer

Raised on a steady diet of violent shooters and sugary cereal. He regrets no part of this

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