Guntech 2 is a return of the nice outdated “cave flyer” shoot ’em ups style.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 sport developer. I’ve made video games for nearly 30 years, largely for giant studios in roles like lead programmer or mission supervisor, however it began with a prequel to this very sport once I was a child in highschool, nonetheless dwelling with my dad and mom.
After a couple of a long time as a skilled sport developer, there was a time once I determined to cool down, begin a household, and do one thing rather more boring than making video games. Then in the future my youngsters 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 sport improvement. I made a decision to begin with one thing I do know and create a sequel to my very first sport: a sport that has been 30 years within the making! It took me a complete of 4 years to get so far, however lastly, Guntech 2 is prepared.
Guntech 2 is the sequel to Utopos, a sport 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. Computers again then had been rudimentary, so now that I’ve this sport working on Xbox Series X, 4k decision at 60 fps, you possibly can consider it as the way in which it was all the time meant to be.
When I develop a sport, I put a lot of 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 house, every of which is a mild supply, and practically each mild casts a shadow. Every element of the way in which each enemy explodes is one thing I’ve fastidiously 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 5 completely different worlds to discover, and a lengthy checklist of missions to finish. My favourite world is one the place the photo voltaic system is going through a horrible virus that is a menace to all humanity. To save the world, you’ll have to go after the viruses (which within the sport are rocket-ship-sized monsters), destroy the labs that the monster viruses come from, and finally combat the large virus boss.
Along the way in which, you’ll encounter dozens of various house aliens. Each world ends with a really epic boss. What does a house dragon sound like? One of the fun of being an indie developer is that when you’ve got an concept and also you wish to put a dragon in house, there’s no person to cease you. The enemies and managers you encounter are really particular!
One of my objectives in creating Guntech 2 has been to make a sport that is enjoyable for everybody, younger and outdated players alike. This sport ought to enchantment to those that keep in mind the early gaming years and like retro video games, nevertheless it must also be enjoyable for youthful audiences who could not have been born when video games like this had been a large factor.
I’ve to thank my 4 youngsters, aged 6 to 14 years outdated, for supporting me on this aim. Handling 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. In the co-op mode, you possibly can select the issue for every participant individually, so now the youthful youngsters 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 arduous mode. This works completely and is a lot of enjoyable.
We’ve had so many nice moments with the youngsters exploring the house collectively! What’s extra, this has impressed my youngsters to grow to be sport builders as properly, in order that they’re now all studying tips on how to code, doing artwork, and constructing their first personal sport. One day, we’ll make a sport collectively!
If you’re keen on shoot ‘em ups, I made this sport for you. Join 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. Whatever you name it, one factor is for positive – the sport is packed stuffed with continuous motion, a great deal of weapons and massive explosions!