Dimension Drive needs a little help to make its Kickstarter budget.
Zenzizenzic is now available on Steam Early Access.
As the game is in Early Access, I would really like to go for a lot of community driven feedback on Steam to further improve the game. So if you have a moment, I would hugely appreciate it if you could drop by on the Steam forum and leave a comment, review on the store page, anything. Or of course just here in this thread. The more we can push shmups to the attention of the public, the better!
Geometry Wars 3 has received a free update. Some welcome changes include a classic mode, where you can replay Geometry Wars’ original gameplay with the new engine, as well as hardcore leaderboards for players who wish to play without drones or super weapons.
Power-Up, a popular Xbox Live Indie Games shmup, which is also available on Steam, is coming out on iOS on April 9th.
A Quiver of Crows is a new shmup from Californian indie developers Sheado.net.
The games features:
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.
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 Pixelnest.
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.
You can 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.
Details here: http://www.freethegamesfund.com/