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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

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Controls:

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!

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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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Are you press or a content creator?

Come ask us for a key on Twitter, our DMs are open! Just make sure to tell us which game(s) you're interested in, we have a few of different ones!

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!

We also have a french version of the presskit! 🥐

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About PUNKCAKE

This game was made by PUNKCAKE Délicieux, a game developping duo making and releasing a new game every month through Patreon and itch.io!

If you're press, check out our presskit!

Our Patreon subscription is rather advantageous and offers some more options, we recommend you check it out!

PUNKCAKE Délicieux is made up of lovely humans Benjamin Soulé and Rémy Devaux.

Find us on these platforms:
:: 👉 Patreon
:: 👉 Twitter
:: 👉 Discord
:: 👉 Itch.io
:: 👉 Steam

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Changelog:Game update v1.13

  • added brand new soundtracks by Pentadrangle
  • you can now pause the game
  • added screenspace fillers so that the game can take up your whole screen
  • fixed a bug where some elements from a previous save would carry over to a new one under certain conditions
  • sfx volume, music volume and flash intensity can now be set to anything between 0 and 10, instead of on/off
  • optimized things so that the game runs better on lower-end computers
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Release date Jun 10, 2021
Rating
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(32 total ratings)
AuthorPUNKCAKE Délicieux 🥞
GenreShooter, Action
Made withAseprite
TagsArcade, arena-shooter, Cyberpunk, glitch, Pixel Art, Retro, Shoot 'Em Up, Top-Down, Top down shooter
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any)

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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $6 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

Antecrypt 86 MB

Development log

Comments

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Totally forgot to upload this earlier, which was done before the more recent updates:

awesome game. I just wanted to note that there is a bug, it seems. If you leave to the main menu and go back, it will automatically clear the next level. This happened to me when I was first playing hard mode, after finishing the game in normal mode for the first time.

demo?

Loved playing this ^^ 

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really fun arcade experience, the double beam rules

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Love seeing the sugar remakes of your pico-8 games

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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.

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Oh, wow, thank you for that info. I would have never figured that out on my own. I assumed it just had specific upgrades enabled per level.

PUNKCAKE, this is a brilliant, quality game hampered by a couple unintuitive things in the UI. Please make an update to make things a little more clear, and let this beautiful game see it's full potential!

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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. 

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I played Antecrypt... and it is awesome! 

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Nice theme!

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this is way more fun than it has any right being

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your game looks super cool! also the theme design of this page!

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Wow, good job Benjamin and Travesol! Didn’t expect to see your games get to the front page. That is really cool!

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nice can you make a macOS version????

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We will make a macOS version eventually, but we're using an in-house engine and it simply doesn't support macOS yet. It will come though, maybe a few months from now. Thank you for your patience!

okay! thanks

If you need any help with that, let me know! The game looks really fun

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Great concept, great style, great execution!

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Cool game, the premise is intriguing and the visuals are amazing. Can’t wait to see what you will release next!!