A Quiver of Crows will be available on Steam on October 20th.

The game features:

  • 360-degree twin-stick chaos!
  • Local / couch co-op so you don’t have to go it alone
  • Upgradable weapons, bombs, and shields
  • Unique environments and physics not common in shmups
  • Play using controller or keyboard & mouse

View the forum post here to read more about the development of the game.

OPQAM’s new shmup “Dogos” is launching on September 6th on PS4, and September 7th on Xbox One and PC.

Great to see an original high-quality shmup getting a console release. Dogos expands on OPQAM’s previous title “Project Root” with fantastic canyon flying stages and multiple weapon upgrades.

I particularly like the design of the main Dogos ship – it’s very reminiscent of classic shmup aircraft like those in Raiden or Gradius, but with a modern feel.

Find out more about the game here: http://www.opqam.com/dogos.html

photo de Indie Game Contest 2016

For the fourth year running, Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival organises the Indie Game Contest for independent video games developers.

The Indie Game Contest highlights independent quality video games as artistic works, focusing on creativity and originality.

The games will be presented during the festival from the 16th to the 25th september 2016. It gives the opportunity for all game developers to compete with other game creators and to collect the public’s impression on the gameplay in order to win the Octopix Prize awarded by professional judges.

Find out more about the competition, and enter here.

Discuss the contest in the forums here.

 

There are lots of interesting new shmups on the forums at the moment – here are some highlights:

Witchinour

Witchinour is a low-res cute-em-up by sofutogeimu. There’s a demo available on itch.io here. It’s also up on Steam Greenlight so vote for it here.


OUT-OF

Out-Of is a side-scrolling space shooter by Next Gamelevel. It’s still in development and will be available on Windows, Mac and Linux. Find out more at the Next Gamelevel website here.


An Oath to the Stars


An Oath to the Stars is a vertical danmaku shmup. It has already been approved for Steam release. You can follow the development of the game on the blog here.