Guntech 2 is a return of the great previous “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 recreation developer. I’ve made video games for nearly 30 years, principally for giant studios in roles like lead programmer or venture supervisor, however it began with a prequel to this very recreation once I was a child in highschool, nonetheless residing with my mother and father.
After a couple of many years as a skilled recreation developer, there was a time once I determined to calm down, begin a household, and do one thing way more boring than making video games. Then in the future my children 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 deliver me again to recreation growth. I made a decision to start out with one thing I do know and create a sequel to my very first recreation: a recreation that has been 30 years within the making! It took me a whole of 4 years to get up to now, however lastly, Guntech 2 is prepared.
Guntech 2 is the sequel to Utopos, a recreation I made within the early 90s. It was launched for Atari in 1993. Guntech was the identify 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 recreation working on Xbox Series X, 4k decision at 60 fps, you may consider it as the way in which it was all the time meant to be.
When I develop a recreation, I put a lot of emphasis on visuals and gameplay. I play with lights, shadows, and colours to create the environment. There’s a tremendous variety of projectiles flying by way of house, every of which is a mild supply, and almost each mild casts a shadow. Every element of the way in which each enemy explodes is one thing I’ve rigorously balanced till it feels excellent.
Guntech 2 takes you on an journey throughout the asteroid belt. You’re answerable for 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 dealing with a horrible virus that is a risk to all humanity. To save the world, you’ll must go after the viruses (which within the recreation are rocket-ship-sized monsters), destroy the labs that the monster viruses come from, and finally struggle 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 thrill of being an indie developer is that when you’ve got an thought 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 targets in creating Guntech 2 has been to make a recreation that is enjoyable for everybody, younger and previous avid gamers alike. This recreation ought to enchantment to those that bear in mind the early gaming years and like retro video games, nevertheless it must also be enjoyable for youthful audiences who might not have been born when video games like this had been a large factor.
I’ve to thank my 4 children, aged 6 to 14 years previous, for supporting me on this purpose. Handling a twin-stick shooter proved to be type 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 may select the issue for every participant individually, so now the youthful children can take part with the simple problem and revel in limitless lives and stronger shields, whereas the extra skilled gamers face the challenges of regular or laborious 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 children to change into recreation builders as properly, in order that they’re now all studying how you can code, doing artwork, and constructing their first personal recreation. One day, we’ll make a recreation collectively!
If you’re keen on shoot ‘em ups, I made this recreation for you. Join the enjoyable and play it at present!
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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 certain – the sport is packed stuffed with continuous motion, a great deal of weapons and massive explosions!