A Quiver of Crows is a new shmup from Californian indie developers Sheado.net.
The games 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
In development for PC, Mac, & Linux
vote for it now on Steam Greenlight or read about the game on the forum.
Full Blast is a new shmup, recently released on iOS and Android but now available on Ouya.
You can read all about the development of Full Blast
on the Polycount forum here.
Drifting Lands is a new shmup in development by Alkemi, a French development studio.
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.
Another Unity tutorial, but this time one that focuses on the new 2D features in Unity 4.
This tutorial is written by French indie developers
The tutorial is available in English and Chinese, and there’s even a video version. Discuss this tutorial
in the forums here.
Enemy Mind is a new shmup looking to get Greenlit on Steam, featuring an innovative ship-stealing mechanic.
vote for it on Steam Greenlight here.
Syder Arcade is a new shmup from Studio Evil. It’s on sale now on Steam. Great to see shmups getting Greenlit!
You can buy the game direct from their website here
http://www.studioevil.com/games/syder-arcade or on Steam.
Project Root is a new arena shooter from OPQAM.
You can download a demo and support them on Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight
on their website here.
Ouya have announced they will match kickstarter funds for games on their platform between $50,000 and $250,000 (until their $1m budget runs out).
Sounds like a great opportunity to make a professional quality shmup on console.
Valkyrius is a new shmup from Iridescent Games which features multiple weapons and an interesting warping mechanic that lets you teleport short distances.
It’s available to buy now direct from Iridescent Games, and will be on Desura and Green Man Gaming soon.
Get Valkyrius here.
Vote for it on Steam Greenlight.
Discuss Valkyrius on the forums here.
Wondersonic’s Unity 3D shmup framework is looking very polished now. Take a look at this video demonstration of using the framework within the Unity editor.
Forum thread here.