My Friend Pedro creator Victor Agren explains game influences and sentient banana

The Matrix was one of the game's most obvious influences.


My Friend Pedro is a surreal bloodbath that has to be seen to be believed. Shacknews hung out with Victor Ågren, My Friend Pedro's creator and head honcho (seriously, he does just about everything!) at PAX West 2018's Devolver Digital booth for a chat about the upcoming game from Dead Toast Entertainment. Trust us – you're going to want to play this one.

My Friend Pedro is about "one man's struggle to obliterate anyone in his path at the behest of a sentient banana." It's a 2D run-and-gun platformer with 3D graphics with a focus on "feeling badass," says Victor. We can certainly vouch for that. The team's main inspiration, it turns out, was The Matrix, as well as games like Max Payne and the excellent cult favorite movie Equilibrium. It's all quite visible in the game once you give it a try, which you'll probably want to do after checking out our interview in the clip below. 

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Fueled by horror, rainbow-sugar-pixel-rushes, and video games, Brittany is a Senior Editor at Shacknews who thrives on surrealism and ultraviolence. Follow her on Twitter @MolotovCupcake and check out her portfolio for more. Like a fabulous shooter once said, get psyched!

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