Dimension Drive is a space shooter that challenges your skills in entirely new ways. Play two games at once on this dual battlefield madness set on a comic book universe!
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Release Date: Feb 16, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Since the success of our Kickstarter, the community enabled us to develop Dimension Drive with them to create a game that is truly unique. Now, we are at a stage were Dimension Drive is a solid experience and we want to open it to a bigger community through Early Access so that together we can make a great shoot'em up. Balancing the levels in the story mode requires a lot of iteration to make it perfect, and we need you to work closely with us to create a great experience !

Finally, as an exclusive for Early Access players you will be able to fight in The Multiverse. Every 2 weeks with each new update, there will be one new level where you will compete against all other pilots to beat the high-score in the global rankings. Effectively, you will never run out of something new to play while we are in Early Access.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It is hard to estimate exactly how long Dimension Drive will be in Early Access, though we are aiming for a period of around 6 to 12 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will be the definitive shoot'em up experience we always envisioned. At the time of writing we can at least say that the full version will expand and improve in the following areas:

- more story
- more art
- more animations
- more world
- more levels
- more game modes
- more enemies
- more bosses
- more weapons
- more abilities
- more Steam integration (cloud save, trading cards, leaderboards...)

Moreover, as we are always paying close attention to what the community really wants there may be extra features, levels or game modes we have not yet planned and that will come through meaningful conversation with you, the players!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“It is awesome! Not kidding :P However, it is incomplete. The current state at Early Access launch includes the following:

- 2 Worlds with a total of 8 levels
- 2 boss fights that will make you rethink what you know about shoot'em ups
- 6 minibosses
- The story up until the end of World 2
- 3 games modes: single player, local co-op and The Multiverse (bi-weekly challenge)
- 2 difficulty settings (Normal and Hard)”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price may increase after Early Access depending on the extra features we add during its time in it.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will work with you to ensure Dimension Drive is the best game it can be through a number of channels: Steam Community forums, our Discord, website, Twitter, and Facebook. We have already been working for over a year with Kickstarter backers to polish game to its current state. We plan to keep our open development philosophy were you see what we do and can provide us feedback so that together we can improve it and make it awesome(r)!

Website: http://www.dimensiondrive.com
Discord: https://discord.gg/JYB5ZBs
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/2awesomestudio
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/2awesomestudio
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July 11

Update #40: Two more enemies and faster loading!

Hello everyone !



We are in the final stages of development and our update schedule is going to change a bit due to that (and the summer break). We bring you a new update with another multiverse challenge level. This one also has 2 new enemies, you can find them in world 2. The one you see above these words is the Jumper, it teleports across dimensions and shots at you along a curve (be careful). The second one are the Pulse turrets that you can see below:



During the month of July we may push updates more frequently and during August we plan to have a break. We'll be back to our usual update cycle in September.

Here's version 0.8.2.0 full changelog (in case you really like to read this stuff):

  • Improved gameplay of world 2 levels.
  • Level 1-1 art updated.
  • Improved gameplay of level 1-3. Sprint area is longer and more challenging.
  • New respawn system for faster loading times in slow machines.
  • New Jumper enemies.
  • New Pulse turret enemies.
  • Inverse action changed to press instead of hold and moved to Y button.
  • Obviously, a new biweekly multiverse level.

As usual remember that we will be watching all our official channels for your feedback.

Steam Forums
Dimension Drive Early Access development roadmap
Discord Server

Have fun!

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June 23

Update #39: World 2 (almost) finished and new enemies!

Hello everyone !



It's update time! New bi-weekly challenge and some other things thrown into the mix. This one will be quick, I promise. Apparently nobody likes to read long walls of text describing in detail every little thing we have changed or modified in every part of the levels. Like we don't need to explain that we have added cool intros to the bosses in several levels. Also writing about a new boss fight in level 2-1 is probably boring so ... just go play it. It's good (crossing fingers here)!

Here's version 0.8.6.0 full changelog (in case you really like to read this stuff):

  • Improved gameplay of world 2 levels.
  • New MK3 laser turrets.
  • New MK3 Tracker enemies.
  • New MK3 Vyper boss fight.
  • New boss intro for levels 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 2-1, 2-2 and 2-3
  • Obviously, a new biweekly multiverse level.

As usual remember that we will be watching all our official channels for your feedback.

Steam Forums
Dimension Drive Early Access development roadmap
Discord Server

Have fun!

PS: We were 1 day late, the Steam Summer Sale got in the way...

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Reviews

“Uses the full potential of the switching mechanics, constantly challenging you with new ideas”
Indiegames

“There's something really special here already”
Destructoid

“It challenges your skills in entirely new ways”
Rami Ismail

The Multiverse - Early Access Exclusive

Finished the story mode? Don't worry, we got you covered. One new level releases every 2 weeks for you to challenge your friends and claim the highest score. Become the best pilot in The Multiverse! Only during Early Access.

About This Game

Dimension Drive is a Dual-Battlefield space shooter with a teleportation mechanic. It seamlessly combines shooting and puzzle mechanics. Dimension Drive will teleport you into a comic book styled sci-fi space opera set in a multidimensional universe. The Ashajuls, a cruel multidimensional alien race, are attacking our universe. Fight as Jackelyne Tywood (a.k.a. Jack) in The Manticore, a legendary ship capable of teleporting across space and dimensions. Uncover the mysteries of your past and the origin of the Dimension Drives with your trusty friend and A.I., "V.E.R.A.", at your side.

Features


  • A New Type of Shoot’Em Up: Dimension Drive is a Dual-Battlefield vertical Shoot’Em Up with a focus on smart, quick teleporting.
  • Rich Sci-fi Adventure: Unfold the secrets of the Dimension Drives and your past, teleport across the multiverse fighting the ultimate threat, and meet new races and allies!
  • Clever Mix of Mechanics: A seamless combination of levels focusing on strategic shooting and real-time puzzles will make you question what you know about shoot'em ups.
  • 2 games on your screen: Dimension drive is a unique shoot'em up where you're fighting two battle fields at once.
  • 4 difficulty modes: Normal, Hard, Extreme and WTF! Offer different challenges for different play styles. Play with shields in Normal, or go to the old-school route with one hit kills in Hard and Extreme. If you are up for the challenge try WTF! and try your luck at beating the game with one single hit.
  • Single player and local co-op: Play solo or enjoy our unique take on 2 player mode: total cooperative where both players share everything down to their lives, play as a team or die.
  • Comicbook art style: Video game meets comic. Experience the story of Jack through the motion comics and awe at the colour rich in-game comic art style. Who said space was black?
  • Energy management: The Manticore is powered by the Dimension Drive energy. Carefully strategize and decide when and where are the best places to teleport.
  • Advanced scoring system: Obtain the best score in the leaderboards.
  • Teleportation! (We said that already, didn't we?)

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: (64 bit) Anything for gaming bought in the past 2 or 3 years
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card, Radeon HD 4xxx Series, GeForce 4xx Series, or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Recomended
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard supported. Gamepad highly recommended.
    Minimum:
    • OS: (64 bit) Anything from the last 3-4 years
    • Processor: 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Graphics
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Recomended
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard supported. Gamepad highly recommended.
    Minimum:
    • OS: (64 b it) Ubuntu
    • Processor: To be confirmed
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: To be confirmed
    • Sound Card: Recomended
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard supported. Gamepad highly recommended.

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