Calling all pilots: Earth is under alien attack! Your assistance is required! No experience necessary.
Piloting an advanced star fighter with just one button is simple: you switch, you shoot. Every shot fired changes your direction, and mastering this is the key to becoming a legend among the stars. Timing is everything!
QUICK. SIMPLE. CHALLENGING:
Don't underestimate its simplicity; this game tests your reflexes like no other! And while your ship might become stardust in a matter of seconds, you can instantly jump back in for "just one more go".
RETRO ARCADE FEEL:
A love letter to arcade classics with crunchy pixel art, chiptune soundtrack, authentic cabinet artwork and compulsive gameplay. Only now you don't need a stack of coins to stand a chance at getting a High Score.
Unlock 64 palettes that completely change the look of everything in the game. Choose from 8-bit favourites or create your own!
At the touch of a button your screen rotates into portrait mode (a.k.a. TATE Mode) for a truly authentic arcade experience. The game supports a wide range of controller setups so how you play is up to you.
This itch.io pack includes:
Standalone DRM-free versions for Windows, Mac and Linux.
This game is amazing, well done! I normally dislike shoot'em up but I tried this one and is veeery addictive I am impressed! My score was 750 =) very happy with that!
My only complainment is that you should give more rewards, or limit the amount of colours you can use in the beginning so that the player that receives the new pallete, when a new level is reached, should feel rewarded! Only then you can switch colours based on the new pallete colours you got! If I could give an indicative of what I am talking about, please see the game "Gato roboto".
In any case, thank you very much for providing this game on the bundle! Amazing!
I also got this with the Racial Bundle for Equality, and it's pretty neat! Simple and challenging at the same time. This game proves that the good old arcade games with "beat the high score"-mechanic are still as addicting as they were back in the days. If this game was made back in the eighties, it would probably have been in every arcade!
Got this with the Racial Bundle for Equality, and Ive got to say I absolutely love it. Great job at nailing the game juice, and it's honestly pretty addicting. Got to an incubator but died with score 319. Will try and go even farther!
Huh... That's weird. As of version 1.3.1, I changed all builds to be 64-bit.
When you say "looks like it's compiled in 32-bit", is that based on some analysis of the actual build files, or looking at the file name, or something else? I don't have a Mac to test on so I can't verify it myself, but I was fairly sure I'd built for 64-bit. I can make a new build to test if you like.
Super addictive highscore game controlled with just one button that steers the ship left and right. If I wouldnt try to play more of these games I would easily fall down this rabbit hole. I wish it had more of everything, even just unlocks for the ship graphics, side panels/skins whatever to fully satiate my neverending highscore hunger, but still a great game. My record is 46, beat me. 4/5
Ah, what a gem! Great find in the big bundle. One question: does the game "loop" after Sector 4? Or is there a bigger badder boss of some sort in a later sector? (I regularly manage to clear Sector 4, but 5+ have thus far been beyond my grasp...)
Hello there. I own this game on switch as well, but I had a question. The "tate" mode on pc switches between two different vertical modes, clockwise flip and counterclockwise, however, on switch, theres only clockwise (The one direction that my monitor can't flip to T_T . I can only flip it 180 degrees, meaning that every single degree of rotation makes the game either sideways or upside down.) Is there a reason the switch version only flips clockwise?
Originally I designed the TATE Mode on Switch for the FlipGrip addon, which only supports one orientation. I later added support for both modes in a PC-only update.
I've been hoping to release a patch for the Switch version to bring it up to date and add some other improvements, but unfortunately I just haven't had the time since then due to about a billion other commitments.
The code to support both orientations now exists in the project though, so if and when I do get round to updating the Switch version it will be included.
Sorry for the inconvenience there, and thanks for buying the game multiple times!
Thanks for replying so quickly, I didn't expect that. I wasn't aware that that was how it worked. Don't worry about having "inconvenienced" me, cause I was just curious about it. (Also, I didn't technically buy the game multiple times. I bought the game on switch, and the pc version just happened to also be in the "bundle for racial justice and equality.")
For such a simple, straight-forward concept, this game is very fun and addicting. The action this game provides is complemented by a combination of quality spritework, screenshake, and banger sound. For the experience it aims to accomplish, this product fulfills tenfold.
Hello! I was looking forward to trying out your game, seeing that it had Linux support. Unfortunately, I ran into a few issues:
1.) Zip files don't preserve file permissions by default with Linux. While not that big of an issue, it means that users have to run "chmod +x" on the game to make the files executable. An easy way around that would be to package the files as a .tar.gz archive, which maintains Linux file permissions :)
2.) The game actually starts as a full-screen white screen on Linux, not running at all! D: While I'm not sure why this happens, I found a Steam thread discussing this issue with a different game. I used their same fix, adding "-screen-fullscreen 0" at the end of my launch command, and now it runs perfectly!
Thank you for supporting Linux gamers, I'm loving the game so far! Can't wait to check out your other games. Keep up the great work!
Hey! Sorry to hear about the issues you had, but I'm glad you found a way to get round them. I'll see if I can implement fixes for the next time I update it (although that might be a little while away right now).
Thanks for all the useful info! I'm glad you're enjoying the game! If you got hold of this game in the mega bundle then you will also have access to one of my other games, Ghost Grab 3000. Enjoy!