Guntech 2 is a return of the great outdated “cave flyer” shoot ’em ups style.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 giant studios in roles like lead programmer or venture supervisor, however it began with a prequel to this very recreation once I was a child in highschool, nonetheless dwelling with my mother and father.
After a few many years as an expert recreation developer, there was a time once I determined to quiet down, begin a household, and do one thing way more boring than making video games. Then someday my children came upon that their dad used to make video games earlier than they had been born. For them, that was like discovering out their dad had been a rock star!
I didn’t wish to be a has-been, in order that was sufficient of a spark to carry 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 thus far, 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 had been rudimentary, so now that I’ve this recreation working on Xbox Sequence X, 4k decision at 60 fps, you possibly can consider it as the way in which it was all the time meant to be.
After I develop a recreation, I put numerous emphasis on visuals and gameplay. I play with lights, shadows, and colours to create the environment. There’s an incredible variety of projectiles flying by means of house, every of which is a light-weight supply, and practically each mild casts a shadow. Each element of the way in which 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 charge of a rocket ship in hostile house the place enemies lurk behind each rock. You have got 5 totally different worlds to discover, and a protracted listing of missions to finish. My favourite world is one the place the photo voltaic system is going through a horrible virus that may be a menace 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 battle the large virus boss.
Alongside the way in which, you’ll encounter dozens of various house 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 you probably have an thought and also you wish to put a dragon in house, there’s no person to cease you. The enemies and managers you encounter are actually particular!
One among my targets in creating Guntech 2 has been to make a recreation that’s enjoyable for everybody, younger and outdated avid gamers alike. This recreation ought to attraction to those that keep in mind the early gaming years and like retro video games, however it also needs to be enjoyable for youthful audiences who might not have been born when video games like this had been a giant factor.
I’ve to thank my 4 children, aged 6 to 14 years outdated, for supporting me on this purpose. Dealing with a twin-stick shooter proved to be sort 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 possibly can select the problem for every participant individually, so now the youthful children can take part with the straightforward problem and luxuriate in limitless lives and stronger shields, whereas the extra skilled gamers face the challenges of regular or arduous mode. This works completely and is numerous enjoyable.
We’ve had so many nice moments with the children exploring the house collectively! What’s extra, this has impressed my children to change into recreation builders as nicely, so that they’re now all studying easy methods to code, doing artwork, and constructing their first personal recreation. In the future, we’ll make a recreation collectively!
In the event you love shoot ‘em ups, I made this recreation for you. Be part of the enjoyable and play it at the moment!
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Guntech 2 is an final retro-style shoot’em up primarily based in house. Some would name it a cave-flyer. No matter you name it, one factor is for positive – the sport is packed stuffed with continuous motion, a great deal of weapons and large explosions!