Energy Hook is coming to PlayStation 4 on 5th July

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Energy Hook is coming to PlayStation 4 on 5th July

Former Spider-Man 2 Technical Director Jamie Fristrom returns to action

Hey everybody! Some people are getting tired of hearing this, but back in 2002 I was the technical director on the Spider-Man 2 game, and I was the one who originally prototyped its ground-breaking swinging mechanic. Fast forward several years and I decided to revisit swinging gameplay as an indie dev, creating an all-new swinging experience that still captures that same visceral joy – mostly by myself!

That was in 2012! Four years later, it’s finished: Energy Hook. (Finally!)

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Energy Hook is the extreme sport of the future. You swing from a grapple beam, run on walls, jump and boost with your jetpack, and do flips and poses midair, all to earn style points. Chain your tricks and you get multipliers for massive scores.

And there are also race challenges where you swing through the levels trying to get the fastest times. Doing tricks earns you boost and keeps you in the air longer, so that’s how you can get the best times.

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Like the early Tony Hawk games there’s no story. It’s all about the gameplay!

The levels are done by different artists so each has its own flavour. There’s a cyberpunk city; a level of rocks and islands floating in the clouds; Tron-like challenge levels; and levels where if you miss your swing you’ll fall to your doom. (And respawn immediately, of course.)

There’s nothing else like it. I’ve never put so much of myself into a game. This is my magnum opus – the best game I’ve ever made. I still get lost in it and lose all sense of time. I hope you like it too!

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