Bartlow’s Dread Machine is an aesthetically unique looking game, with themes and designs based around old parlour arcades where the moving parts of the contraptions are visible.

The developers Beep Games and TribeToy have just released a massive new update, which adds all sorts of quality of life improvements, from allowing players to switch characters between levels, to changing the newly rebalanced difficulty mid-game, to an option to start a separate new game file without any of your upgrades – perfect for playing through the adventure fresh with a friend!

Set entirely within the confines of this titular relic from the dawn of the Electric Age, Bartlow’s Dread Machine casts one to two players as government agents in a series of escapades through New York, San Francisco, and all across the continent as they seek to rescue the kidnapped President Roosevelt from the forces of evil. But beware, sinister forces are at work!

“We’re very proud of what we accomplished with Bartlow’s Dread Machine, but as any creative person can tell you, there’s always more work to be done. We’ve listened to player feedback and tailored the experience in a way that takes all the criticisms we’ve received into consideration.

Matthew Hoseterey, Co-Founder and Director of Design at Tribetoy

The game is currently available on Steam with a massive 67% discount, bringing its price to $4.94/£3.75 and features a breadth of content with 6 worlds, 52 guns, and all manner of outfits to deck out your gumshoe.

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