Drifting Lands is a new shmup in development by Alkemi, a French development studio.

You can download an early preview of the game at the website here.

The game looks beautiful and plays very well already.  It features a customizable weapon system and the plan is to expand the game with a large inventory and skill set so that it becomes a hybrid of shmup and hack&slash style gameplay.

The game is made with the Unity3D engine and features some beautiful explosions and background art. It’s great to see high-quality games developed with Unity as this is a very popular game engine for shmup developers.

You can also follow Alkemi games on Facebook if you want to keep up with development of the game.