Experience the speed run, glitch punk micro epic. Blaze a trail of destruction around the open world city of Nauseous Pines. Take your experimental Police //RUSH// unit right into the heart of the action, race up the five tier city to save whats left of the cities junkies.
User reviews: Mixed (193 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 13, 2014

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September 4

Competition time [closed]

Hi guys :D

My new piece of metaphysical, interactive entertainment is out on the 12th of sept. (Not for the un-initiated)

To celebrate, I am going to choose some of the most creative and inspirational reviews from Nppd; Things that have actualy inspired me and contributed to the whole cult lore of this thing, They will get free keys for Uriel's Chasm.(IT HAS CARDS)

In some cases you guys went above and beyond the call of duty and read things into this experience that i didnt even intend, which I LOVE!!.

I promise True fans are in for an abstract treat with the highly metaphysical Uriel's Chasm. http://store.steampowered.com/app/292630/

I will be PMing the very greatest of the reviews :D of which i have read all (often posting them on twitter) .

To the people that didn't like the game, I read everything and i understand your points completely. You also had some great reviews/points , but, yeah read some of the more insane positives. Your reviews have helped me to focus more on my how i can better express what i felt making this. (strangley enough)

I would warn you against the new thing. We are about to turn the avante garde meta dial up to 11, because, thats my jam.

Thank you everyone, hope you enjoyed the free album (some feedback!!!! )

Here is a taster of one of those tear jerker reviews.

"You know when you went to that arcade when you were really young, that one with all the cool games that all the cool kids were able to go to because they had money and stuff? You know that one and only time that your father finally said you could have one go at one of the games, and then you pick the downright coolest one in the whole place? You remember how surreal and awesome it was, and how you had absolutely no idea what you were doing but it was a total blast at the same time? And then you died like really really quicly and you didn't really understand why?

This is that game."

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July 26

Steam trading cards are here

Rail slave games are pleased to announce Steam trading cards!!

These all feature the 'Glitch-punk', teletext art of Dan Farrimond http://portfolio.illarterate.co.uk/

The cards feature a variety of Youtube retro gaming personalities that play the parts of the various venders between the levels of 'Nauseous Pines'.

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Reviews

“A really amazingly well thought out experience. Short but sweet (and incredibly intense!). Unique and quite powerful in narrative - right up there with things like Ghost in the Shell, Blade Runner, and RoboCop, in my optinion.”
Tobor Prime(Savage the shard of Goshen)

“An open world bullet hell romp unlike any other, upgrade your guns and jump in on the fun.”
Desura

“I measure a game by experience I get from it. The emotions I get from the game are as precious as thoughts I have after i exit. And your game started as an experiment. And then it provoked me to make my very frist steam review. And it was noticed by you. This whole story up until now is very good. And I am glad that I've got your game in the first place.”
Steam User [x]Zmey

About This Game

Experience the speed run, glitch punk micro epic.

Blaze a trail of destruction around the open world city of Nauseous Pines. Take your experimental Police //RUSH// unit right into the heart of the action, race up the five tier city to save whats left of the cities junkies.

Solve the mystery of enigmatic nightclub owner Ultra Violet at breakneck speed and uncover the origins of the super drug "Nox" that has left so many without the use of their limbs; and so many females missing.

Featuring teletext art by Dan Farrimond

Plus intense soundtrack feat:
Cardiffs Techno terrorist "Manpanics"
and Dylan Barry (Super killer hornet Resurrection, G.M.O.S.S.E., Zenodyne, Every zig, Psichodelya, Flying V)



Developed by UK based micro-indie team Rail Slave Games, N.P.P.D. RUSH: THE MILK OF ULTRA VIOLET is an intense, vehicular, open world, arena shooter combined with lite RPG elements and a 80s British bedroom programmer feel. There is also an exclusive track written by British electro artist MANPANICS plus classic tracks written by Dylan Barry, Founder of Rail Slave Games.

“Rail Slave Games are to today’s indie dev scene as punk rock was to the music scene back in the late 1970’s” commented Darryl Still, CEO Kiss Ltd. “I can guarantee you that you will not play anything else like this - it is about as original as it gets”. Dylan Barry, Founding Director at Rail Slave Games added “ N.P.P.D. RUSH: THE MILK OF ULTRA VIOLET has been a labour of love and it is an amazing feeling knowing that with the help of Kiss we have completed our journey. Taking our inspiration from memories of our Amstrad computer gaming days and the much missed Teletext TV service, we think we have delivered gaming experience like no other! Special mentions need to go to Softotaku, Stellboxhead, David Webster and Timeteam1982 from the YouTube retro gaming community”

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3 or newer
    • Processor: dual core 1.8
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with latest drivers
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound blaster Audigy 2 or newer
Helpful customer reviews
19 of 30 people (63%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
This is the kind of crazy ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ you could end up with in a blind download spree from TUCOWS in 1992. Sometimes you could get something like 'Mario Teaches Salad'. Sometimes you could get some boring Pac-Man clone crap. And sometimes, you could get an absolutely ♥♥♥♥ing weird homebrewed game like this that could end up occupying an hour of your life and disappear just as quickly, only to disappear and reappear in sub-conscious half-thoughts when you're alone and bored. This is that weird game.
Posted: May 26
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19 of 31 people (61%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
A really amazingly well thought out experience. Short but sweet (and incredibly intense!). In my opinion.
Posted: August 16
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Game sucks I gave it a shot and I thought it was just horrible. Bad messy gameplay and the supposed draw of the old school retro acid look just makes it that much harder to see where you need to go and who to avoid or shoot.

Don't waste your time on this.
Posted: September 5
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30 of 53 people (57%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
If games were aesthetics, I'd tell you to buy this.

Games are not aesthetics.
Posted: July 27
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
I don't even know where to begin. Between the horrible pseudo-retro graphics and below-average run of the mill twin-stick shooting, this game is contender for one of the worst I've ever played. There were no positives to this game except that it had trading cards, and even then that was stiffled by the fact you have to play this game for around two hours to get them.

I genuinely like video games and can find even the smallest smidge of entertainment in them, even the bad ones. I was unable to find any such entertainment here. The game is a chore to play and there is no real incentive to actually do so. No plot, no real motivation besides 'do that'. Now, 'do that' isn't such a bad thing in and of itself. Mario would still be just as good of a game if it had no plot due to its addictive gameplay and responsive controls. This game is no Mario.

With a game that has no real story beyond a few lines of text, you would expect the gameplay to be unique or interesting. This has neither of those things. You simply shoot at enemies that could only be described as something the designers doodled up in the allotted hour of time they were given before the game was shipped to release and save junkies. They're reminiscent of enemies from a bad flash game you could find on a website that hasn't been updated since the year 2000. While struggling to find out if that blue blob you're shooting at is actually meant to be something other than a blue blob, you're also struggling with the controls themselves while you try to save junkies left about the city.

In a Shoot 'Em Up styled game, the most important part of that game are the controls. Why in God's green Earth would you release a Shoot 'Em Up that has blocky controls? Why in God's green Earth would you release said Shoot 'Em Up with NO gamepad support? Why is this still a thing in the year 2014? I can only hope and imagine that the developers were unable to provide players with such amenities because they had run out of time within their one hour deadline to get the game finished. It's completely unacceptable in this day and age for these things to not be resolved or dealt with.

Overall this game is rubish and that's putting it lightly. Most of whatever trivial amount of time they spent on developing this game went towards the graphics that are more cringe inducing than they are interesting to look at, and sadly that's probably the main selling point to anyone who's interested in purchasing a game like this. Skip this game, as it's not worth the time or money.
Posted: September 28
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116 of 160 people (73%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Indie game, N.P.P.D RUSH - The milk of Ultraviolet, tries it's best to bring retro arcade style goodness to the Steam storefront with it's top down shooter gameplay and maze like level exploration, but unfortunately it falls short in a number of areas. Even with the low cost of entry and the fact that it is currently on sale for 20% off as a new release, N.P.P.D does little to innovate in a genre that has been inspired by a plethora of other indie games as of late. The look and feel are straight out of the mid-to-late 80's, but the gameplay unfortunately doesn't live up to the expectations or the intuitive mechanics we've come to enjoy from other modern classics such as Retro City Rampage or Hotline Miami. If you're feeling nostalgic then you'd be better off saving your money for one of those two titles rather than picking up N.P.P.D RUSH in it's current form. The gameplay sounds interesting on paper, but is only interesting for brief periods of time and coffee break style playthrus. In fact it's very hard to categorize or compare the gameplay when it feels like a combination of less complete versions of more popular games and arcade gameplay styles.

The lack of any leaderboards, steam acheivements, or trading cards is unfortunate because those things might give gamers extra incentive to return to the game. The complete lack of an options menu and the fact that there is no gamepad or controller support is also very disappointing considering that these extra features should be seen as a fundamental inclusion for any and all Arcade style games, top-down shooters, and of course platformers, whether it's an independently developed game or not, and regardless that they are made for PC. This is the year 2014 after all.

Here are the pros and cons:

-- The Good (or at least mediocre): --

- Interesting neon graphic style. Very flashy, much like the arcade games of yesteryear.
- Oldschool gameplay, reminiscent of the old Arcade games, Amiga games, Commadore, and Apple games.
- Keyboard and mouse controls are fairly responsive, while also barely forgiveable.
- Gameplay *can* be fun, but only in short bursts.

-- The Bad: --

- The graphics might be a hit or miss for some gamers. You'll either appreciate the aesthetics or absolutely hate them.
- The music isn't very memorable and can become quite repetitive and annoying after a short time.
- Extremely basic user interface.
- No options menu. **No resolution changes, no windowed or fullscreen control, no volume control.**
- No controller support. This is an absolute must for any and all arcade style games or platformers these days.
- Nostalgia can only get you so far. I appreciate the effort, but the entertainment value here is limited.


For now I'd have to say pass this one up. With a little luck, maybe N.P.P.D will have an update or two that will rectify it's problems and glaring omissions. If you're in the mood for retro arcade style goodness then check out Retro City Rampage, Hotline Miami, Aqua Kitty, Love, Oniken, or Muri, all of which can be found here on Steam. You'll get much more value for your dollar out of them.
Posted: February 13
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