Developer: Augmented Irreality
What type of game is it?
What’s the 30 second elevator pitch?
Avenge your father as you battle those who would destroy the earth across space in this arcade, retro shmup featuring an RPG leveling system, and a wide variety of ship upgrades.
What do we like most about it?
The game has 10 different weapons and four different ship types, as well as that there’s a stat system which you can level up as you play the game – boosting your armour, or speed among the options. Most importantly you can also customise the load-out of your ship beyond weapons, with one of the ships shown in the trailer having 8 equipment slots, with only two used for weaponry.
Especially interesting is the fact that you can warp out of a level mid-mission if you feel completely swamped, then spend your gems on upgrades and return stronger, and refreshed, to attempt to best the level. That’s pretty cool, if you ask me.
When’s it due?
DreadStar is due out later this year for PC & Mac.