Shoot, dodge, get more powerful, defeat a massive fleet of enemies, take part in the toughest boss fights you've probably ever been in in this twin-stick/bullet-hell shooter. Do you have what it takes to survive and win?
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Apr 4, 2019

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About This Game

An unknown hostile force has been identified by our spy satellites, their jump signatures are locked on our planet. We have no defenses. If they get here, we are doomed.

There is, however, one last chance for us: the top-secret Vanguard prototype she stole from us. That silver-haired she-devil should be hanged for treason, but we have no time for that now. We have given her temporary access to our network of satellites, she will hack their warp drives and trap them in a little yellow box, you will pilot the Vanguard, lure enough of them in and try to take down their mothership. You are our only hope.

Become an Unstoppable Destruction Machine!

The only way to have a fighting chance against the mothership is to destroy enemy spaceships and steal their energy shards. This will upgrade your weapon systems and make you stronger. Be careful not to get hit, every damage you take reduces the energy charge of your weapon systems.

Take Down Their Capital Ships

We have identified two capital ships accompanying the main force. You must take them down to attract the attention of the mothership. Be careful, these capital ships are not like regular enemies, they use bullet patterns to confuse their opponents, I hope your dodging skills are on par with your shooting abilities.

Train, Get Stronger, Give Them Hell!

We have systems in place to reset the current timeline in case something goes wrong. Don't be afraid to try again and again. The enemy moves and shoots in specific patterns, you can learn their tricks, and predict their next move.

Key Features

  • A minimalistic and intense single-player arcade twin-stick shooter experience highly focused on shooting, dodging and the pleasure of destruction
  • Try to beat 9 challenging levels in one go, destroy the mothership, and save the world!
  • An experience-based progression system that upgrades your weapons and allows you to become a dangerous destruction machine
  • A rising difficulty curve reminiscent of the classic arcade games that will challenge even the most seasoned players
  • 3 cool "super guns" to unlock during your run: the Plasma Cannon, the Heavy Machinegun and the Death Ray
  • 16 enemy types each with their own movement and attack patterns
  • Intuitive mouse and keyboard controls with full support for game controllers, all controls are rebindable in the settings menu.
  • 8 achievements that will take a great deal of skill to get!
  • Steam leaderboard to compare your score with your friends or other steam users, prove you're the best by getting your name to the top of the leaderboard!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: 1.2GHz+
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • Storage: 200 MB available space

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