Shoot corrupting monsters and save mankind's last hard-drive with your rechargeable laser-beam! ... But your aiming has a mind of its own, so you'll have to make do!
This is a tight arcade single-stick arena shooter! Were you looking for a tough-but-fair retro-styled challenge?
This game features:
🔫 tight top-down shooting action
💾 40 levels
💀 2 additional difficulty modes
🔒 30+ unlockable unique upgrades to help you through the levels
👩💻 6 skills to improve strategically
⚡ a lot of explosions and sparks
⏱ a timer for time-attack / speedrunning purposes
This game can be played either with a keyboard or a game controller! There can be some confusion as to the actual controls as we don't have an in-game tutorial, so here they are:
the arrows, or WASD, or the left stick of a controller, or the D-pad to move around
[X] or (A) to use the laser-beam
[C] or (B) to use the bomb
Additionally, here's a little tip: after selecting a level, and after you've unlocked some upgrades, you can select unlocked upgrades by pressing down instead of confirming the [restore file] prompt. We're sorry we didn't manage to communicate this better in-game, we'll do better next time!
Here is a short introduction video made by Bigaston. The video is in french but has english subtitles, and it explains the game really well.
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Also check out our presskit where you'll find more info about us, as well as graphical assets in the downloads, useful for showing off the game or making thumbnails!
Was this really made in only a month? Doesn't seem like much time to create the next Geometry Wars, but that's exactly what they've done.
A note on upgrades: you assign each upgrade to ONE level; choose the level, then choose the upgrade BEFORE clicking "enter sector"; later, beat the level again without using the upgrade to get the upgrade back.
A great thing to do when you're stuck is go back to earlier levels and beat them again without the upgrades to free those upgrades up again.
Holy crap, Antecrypt is awesome. Features some really unique mechanics involving a bouncing aim point you can't control, it's like nothing else. If you're a fan of twinsticks or bullet hells, you need to check it out - this is really something special.