Launching yesterday, Teardown‘s voxellated smash ‘n’ seize sandbox already has me hooked. On prime of being a satisfying sandbox of blocky, Purple Faction Guerrilla-style destruction, there is a strong marketing campaign of crime capers in there—a gradual escalation of tense heists that unlocks new instruments, maps, and more and more complicated prison challenges.
However whereas I have been off driving superyachts into timeshare cabins and watching fireplace slowly propagate through an office block, others have discovered surprisingly artistic makes use of for developer Dennis Gustavsson’s harmful toolset.
Why get into demolition, in any case, when you possibly can use a can of paint and a few planks to offer Teardown’s awfully dated motors some actual avenue cred?
Being a brand new simulated physics sandbox, it was inevitable that folk would ultimately work out how one can take flight. Right here, all it takes is the outdated ‘raise up the thing you are standing on prime of’ trick.
One of many niftiest instruments in Teardown is not even actually a instrument in any respect. Whereas the spray is usually a lifesaver in routing out the sport’s heist runs, it is also, y’know, paint. As such, people on the market are utilizing it to show Teardown’s breakable partitions into canvases.
Graffiti is artwork, hen gang. However graffiti as an act of vandalism is a criminal offense.
lol hen artwork crimes #teardown pic.twitter.com/pm69VEiR2zOctober 30, 2020
Whereas we’re talking of artwork, the power to import your own Voxel files into Teardown has given some artists—like our personal Andy Kelly—their very own non-public financial institution of ranges to smash up. Reckon it should really feel somewhat cathartic.
One other #teardown journey via one in all my #magicavoxel scenes 🚂 pic.twitter.com/sRaDlwPNRVOctober 30, 2020
Importing stuff I spent ages making in MagicaVoxel into Teardown, then smashing it up with a sledgehammer, feels very bizarre. pic.twitter.com/OJJkL4OOcdOctober 30, 2020
Teardown is out now on Steam for £18.49/€19.99/19.99.