The game has menu problems that make it UNPLAYABLE at all past level 2. Strangely, the demo did not have this problem. The developer has had a long time to fix the problem, but it appears he’s promoting some other game now.
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I really wanted to like this game because I love shooters like this, but it just feels unpolished and has too many little frustrations. Upgrades are uninspired and cost WAY too much to max out requiring a lot of grinding. It seems there are so many bonuses and upgrades that should obviously be included, but aren’t for some reason. I can overlook little UI issues (Why does the audio volume range from -1% - 104%?), but it just gets repetitive and becomes a grind. I quit near the end once I got to a slow escort mission that would require a slow grind to upgrade my ship to finish.
Spice Pirates in Space: A Retro RPG
An absolute masterpiece. I could not recommended this game more!
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Wow, I definitely felt like a spice pirate in space in this retro rpg. I fell into lave three times trying to save a child which ended the adventure of Captain Spice. What a game
Comet Crusher: Block Breaker
I love this game!! The power ups make the game super satisfying and the concept is really cool. Some levels are really hard but its rewarding when you finally get all the blocks!!!
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Saw this on the new releases page for 5$ and said “why not”
Turns out it was a pretty good decision.
It’s a very simple game. Each level has basically the same objective. Bring back a set number of collectibles to the ship and then leave. Each level provides you with a weapon you also have to collect as it spawns randomly in the level most of the time. All of this to some pretty decent tunes.
You have a jetpack with fuel that replenishes slowly when on the ground and 3 hit points.
There are a few power up and gimmicks like a flying surfboard that has a flamethrower, a space worm that grows longer when it eats enemies or a UFO firing missiles for example. Those you can use yourself once you’ve killed the current owner
Amazing game. Given key for the game to try out and so grateful for it. This game has great music and also really amazing level designs. Perfect retro style game. 10-10 Will be posting content for the game on my youtube channel and social media. Check out The_casualgam3r on Tiktok, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and Twitch.
I played this game like crazy when I was young. It’s really hard until you get the hang of it, and then you become basically unstoppable. The most scary part of the game for me was level 7, the first time I encountered the first boss. I went out into this big lava room and the boss made such a horrible scary sound when he appeared, and it killed me. Then I would hide inside the tunnel leading to the bosses' room, and it would appear nearby. My heart would nearly stop when I would hear the sound effect he would make, because then I knew he was nearby. The boss would fire missles into my tunnel I was hiding in, and the little green balls would lock onto my ship and destroy me. After trying countless times to beat him by shooting at him from inside my not-so-safe tunnel, I made a bold and daring move. I left the tunnel. And amazingly, even though I played only with the keyboard, my little fingers would move so fast I could slide up, down, right, left and spin in all kinds of crazy circles, the little green balls would try to lock onto my ship but I was able to dodge them all. The funnest part of this game for me was its built-in replay recording feature, which will record a replay of your game. Once I got good at beating the boss, I increased the difficulty level to “insane”, and recorded countless epic replays of me beating the boss on insane. He would shoot missles as fast as a machine gun on insane difficulty, and every one of those missles would explode into a cloud of green balls. Hundreds of green balls would be in the air at once. Shoulda been impossible for me to dodge them all. Even just one or two of them hitting me would destroy my ship at that level of difficulty. But I would dodge them all. I would do loop to loops around the boss, zig-zagging through all the green balls, all the while shootting at him and throwing his own green balls right back at him, destroying him with his own green balls! It was so much fun. Some of those replays were so insane, I wish I still had the recordings, but that was a long time ago. This is one of the few games where you will often be turning both up/down plus turning right/left plus sliding up/down plus sliding right/left plus moving forward/backward plus shooting –- all at the same time!
Descent is the kind of games which are hard to write a review about. No, not because it is kinda tricky and complicated or controversial. No, it’s quite opposite actually. The problem is else… Modern player will hardly pay attention to it and fans will buy without need of any reviews. So there is no audience for the review and a question, whether I should write it at all, rises. And that’s a pity because the game is quite unique and it still doesn’t have proper rivals (apart from its other titles). So, I am going to try to describe it shortly in hope that at least one rookie will pay their attention to it.
Lots of explosions. Lots of your little ship getting blown up/smashed/crushed like the tin can that it is. Lots of “wait, we’re trying to fly a spaceship through what?” Lots of that sinking feeling when you realize that the maneuver you’re supposed to pull off to get to the next level isn’t even remotely close to being a sane thing to do in a spaceship. Lots of that awesome feeling when you manage to pull it off anyway, followed by despair when the levels abandon any pretense of being dangerous but essentially neutral and start actively trying to eat your ship. Sometimes, lots of spiders.
Did you like the games Asteroids and Defender? If you did, this game is a modern version of those games mashed together. The controls for the game are awesome, and the graphics are very nice. The game feels really polished, I haven’t noticed any bugs or glitches yet. The only thing I would wish for that the game doesn’t include is online co-op, everything else is spot on. Challenging and fun, everything this type of game should be. Thank you Really Slick for making a superb game!
Brilliant wee game!
The progression is done really well. New enemies and abilities are dealt to you at a nice pace and the ways to counter them are intuitive. The game brings in new situations and changes dynamics with each new chapter, which keeps it fresh and builds upon your existing knowledge. It has a really unique concept I haven’t seen in any game before with the Kaleidoscope but still has a really retro feel. Like arcade games of old!
Plus the soundtrack is amazing, not distracting but really sets the mood and keeps you in the zone!
great soundtrack and quick to get into. just fun in a new spin on a mix of genres!
Liberation Mutagenix is a fun game that feels reminiscent of the older lemmings games, but stands out with its own identity of a uniquely polished artstyle. I really enjoyed playing through each of these levels and thinking about how to beat it until everything clicks. The game allows for you to trial and error as much as you want with being able to restart levels even with your tools already placed down, allowing you to figure out more complex puzzles levels without having to waste too much time on setup.
Very cool puzzle game.The mutations are a genius idea and provide great progression to the game.
Sputnik is an indie arcade space game where player needs to repair old Soviet Union space settlements. It’s a single player game with cyberpunk style graphics and real retro feel. Gameplay is based on old school games from 1980’s and 1990’s with lives and permadeath.
Player needs to explore abandon settlement in space and fix electricity, oxygen and water generators and make the settlement inhabitable. Explore the settlement and find materials to fix generators and upgrade your space ship to face the challenge!
Explore and survive: Explore the settlements and find pickups, repair the generators and try to survive.
Upgrade your ship: Player can upgrade his ship on the start of each level. Ship is being upgraded with scraps left from previous level.
Upgrade your weapon: Weapon can be upgraded as well. Increase fire rate and ammo capacity with scraps.
Use mods for better gaming experience: Game supports mods. Player can set default values from simple text file.
Exceptional Soundtrack: Music and sounds are influenced by classic 8-bit, synth wave and ambience music.
There are multiple levels and each level is generated semi-procedurally to give a bit different experience on each gameplay. It is also possible to mod different properties of player and game.
Asteroid RKD is the first in a series of arcade-like games. In Asteroid RKD you have to reach as high a score and survive as long as possible against increasingly difficult waves of Asteroids. Get power ups to upgrade your ship’s firepower and protect yourself from a one hit death. Survive the asteroid field.
A personal note from the developer:
Please keep in mind that this game was built with not only the purpose of making a small, concise game as fun as possible, but also to gather experience in developing this type of product. I sincerely hope everyone finds something to enjoy in this, and for any questions on either this game or future matters, feel free to reach to me through the Steam Forums.
Vincent Frappier - Lys Tek
You have 3 lives and face off against waves of asteroids. Pick up power ups from their debris as you try and survive as long as you can. Reach for the highest score!
Simple gameplay requiring precise actions to survive.
Pick up new weapons, speed and shield upgrades.
Face off increasingly difficult waves of asteroids.