Guntech 2 is a return of the great outdated “cave flyer” shoot ’em ups style. It’s a twin-stick shooter influenced by such classics as Thrust, Oids, Geometry Wars, and Asteroids. For me, it’s a return to my roots as a recreation developer. I’ve made video games for nearly 30 years, principally for large studios in roles like lead programmer or mission supervisor, however it began with a prequel to this very recreation after I was a child in highschool, nonetheless residing with my dad and mom.
After a few many years as knowledgeable recreation developer, there was a time after I determined to quiet down, begin a household, and do one thing way more boring than making video games. Then someday my children discovered that their dad used to make video games earlier than they have been born. For them, that was like discovering out their dad had been a rock star!
I didn’t need to be a has-been, in order that was sufficient of a spark to convey me again to recreation growth. I made a decision to start out with one thing I do know and create a sequel to my very first recreation: a recreation that has been 30 years within the making! It took me a complete of 4 years to get up to now, however lastly, Guntech 2 is prepared.
Guntech 2 is the sequel to Utopos, a recreation I made within the early 90s. It was launched for Atari in 1993. Guntech was the title of a sequel I had within the works that was by no means accomplished—till now. Computer systems again then have been rudimentary, so now that I’ve this recreation operating on Xbox Sequence X, 4k decision at 60 fps, you may consider it as the best way it was all the time meant to be.
After I develop a recreation, I put loads of emphasis on visuals and gameplay. I play with lights, shadows, and colours to create the environment. There’s a tremendous variety of projectiles flying by way of area, every of which is a lightweight supply, and practically each mild casts a shadow. Each element of the best way each enemy explodes is one thing I’ve rigorously balanced till it feels excellent.
Guntech 2 takes you on an journey throughout the asteroid belt. You’re in command of a rocket ship in hostile area the place enemies lurk behind each rock. You’ve 5 completely different worlds to discover, and a protracted checklist of missions to finish. My favourite world is one the place the photo voltaic system is going through a horrible virus that could be a risk to all humanity. To avoid wasting the world, you’ll have to go after the viruses (which within the recreation are rocket-ship-sized monsters), destroy the labs that the monster viruses come from, and finally combat the big virus boss.
Alongside the best way, you’ll encounter dozens of various area aliens. Every world ends with a really epic boss. What does an area dragon sound like? One of many joys of being an indie developer is that if in case you have an concept and also you need to put a dragon in area, there’s no person to cease you. The enemies and managers you encounter are actually particular!
One in every of my objectives in creating Guntech 2 has been to make a recreation that’s enjoyable for everybody, younger and outdated players alike. This recreation ought to attraction to those that bear in mind the early gaming years and like retro video games, but it surely must also be enjoyable for youthful audiences who could not have been born when video games like this have been a giant factor.
I’ve to thank my 4 children, aged 6 to 14 years outdated, for supporting me on this objective. Dealing with a twin-stick shooter proved to be form of difficult for the 6-year-old, so I ended up including a 4-player co-op multiplayer mode. Within the co-op mode, you may select the issue for every participant individually, so now the youthful children can take part with the simple issue and luxuriate in limitless lives and stronger shields, whereas the extra skilled gamers face the challenges of regular or onerous mode. This works completely and is loads of enjoyable.
We’ve had so many nice moments with the youngsters exploring the area collectively! What’s extra, this has impressed my children to grow to be recreation builders as properly, so that they’re now all studying the way to code, doing artwork, and constructing their first personal recreation. Someday, we’ll make a recreation collectively!
Should you love shoot ‘em ups, I made this recreation for you. Be a part of the enjoyable and play it at present!
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Guntech 2 is an final retro-style shoot’em up based mostly in area. Some would name it a cave-flyer. No matter you name it, one factor is for certain – the sport is packed stuffed with continuous motion, a great deal of weapons and massive explosions!