September 20, 2011 1:00 PM | Eric Caoili
If you saw the prototype walkthrough video posted last March for "stealth puzzle game" Gunpoint, like me, you thought it had a wonderful looking concept -- "you're a freelance spy, infiltrating high security buildings with subterfuge, gratuitous face-punching, and an unusual type of electronic sabotage" -- but had a long way to go with its visuals.
Developers Tom Francis, John Roberts, and Fabian Van Dommelen have gone that long way, and you can now see what the game will look like when it releases for free on PCs this holiday season. Just like in the original video, you're crashing through windows and taking out guards (they can kill you with a single shot) while infiltrating buildings.
The dark blue images show's Gunpoint's Crosslink mode, in which you can "rewire the electronic bits of a building: you can see what everything’s hooked up to, and drag these connections around to make the level work the way you want it to." The colored lines show you what devices are on a certain circuit -- which you can then manipulate.
Francis says his team is working on getting the first section of the game completed, which has you "infiltrating a series of data centers to erase some sensitive information". Make sure to check out the official Gunpoint site for bigger and uncropped screenshots. You can also sent the group an email asking to try out the next prototype build.