Bartlow’s Dread Machine arcade shooter will launch Sept 29 for PC and Xbox One


Bartlow’s Dread Machine has been releasing bit by bit on Steam Early Access all summer — but summer comes to an end this month, and so does the wait for this one-of-a-kind arcade shooter!

Modeled after a mechanical penny arcade game created in 1907, Bartlow’s Dread Machine is devilishly fun arcade shooter that answers the burning question on everyone’s mind: What would a video game be like if it came out 113 years ago?

President Teddy Roosevelt has been kidnapped! Only you — a Secret Service agent made of tin — can save him from the Anarcho-Satanists intent on ruining the American way of life. Shoot down tin zombies, mechanical bad guys, and clockwork bosses in a rapid-fire chase to rescue the President and preserve the American Dream. Future generations are counting on you!

With six game worlds, 50+ guns, 16 playable characters, and all sorts of old-timey outfits and upgrades, Bartlow’s Dread Machine is brimming with possibilities. Plus, play solo or with a friend in couch co-op mode!

The Plot Thickens in Today’s Early Access Update
If you’ve been following along on Steam Early Access, then you know that President Roosevelt’s crafty abductors have taken our heroes on a circuitous route from New York City, across the great plains to San Francisco, and most recently through the Pacific Ocean.

Today’s Early Access update opens up a lush new jungle location — the Canal Zone — where construction of the Panama Canal has unearthed a mysterious structure containing untold horrors and dark magic. Will our tin toy agents be able to shoot their way out of this one? There’s only one way to find out!

In addition, Early Access players can now unlock two more playable historical characters:

  • Mary Fields, the pioneering mail coach driver, with her deadly Hand Carronade weapon.
  • Nicola Tesla, the iconic inventor extraordinaire, with his shocking Lightning Precipitator weapon.

Visit the Bartlow’s Dread Machine website for more details and wishlist on Steam to be alerted when the full game is available.

Bartlow’s Dread Machine will be officially available on Steam and Xbox One on September 29.