Dominate global leaderboards as you face off against an onslaught of geometric foes. Shwip combines straight up twin-stick arcade action with tight controls, insane pixel destruction and devastating weapons and abilities. Evade, outlast and play with style in four game modes over single and local multiplayer.
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Nov 14, 2018

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to make sure Shwip is the best it can be before launch. We decided to focus on quality over quantity when it comes to game modes. Early testing at conferences gave us a huge amount of feedback which we implemented, and we need that final bit of feedback for the overall game mode, and specifically - our style mode. Performance is another large aspect of Shwip, being a twin stick shooter. We need to have 60fps , and while we've made huge strides in performance, we can use the data from early access to better optimize the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“A generous amount of time in early access for us would be less than two months.”

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

“We have a few game modes that we are experimenting with and would like to slowly roll them out and see if they have any staying power. One of our goals with Shwip is to being local couch gaming back, and we want to make our multiplayer modes differ than single player. In addition to multiplayer, our three modes need small tweaks from the community on how to keep players coming back. We want our players to love each mode individually, and not just spend their time mastering one.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Shwip is 100% playable, we are focusing on polishing our game modes and testing out local-multiplayer replay-ability. The content of the game is 90% there, with sound effects, music and overall polish being the next stage.”

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

“We plan to raise the price slightly after leaving early access.”

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

“Any feedback is welcome! We listen to every bit and make adjustments. Our community page will have FAQs and discussions.”
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December 18, 2018

V1.1.2 Update

Hey everyone,

Some updates we've been working on the past few weeks since launch. Thanks to Tempest and a few others for pointing out some bugs.

Notes
  • Added a small introduction screen to better introduce minefield mechanics
  • Added more music options
  • Purge particles are less annoying now
  • Shwipball mode multiplayer better shows who won and who scored
  • Fixed a minefield bug where one player would fail to actually die
  • Fixed a few spelling mistakes here and there
  • Removed vibration feature in menu
  • Camera improvements
  • Decreased spawn time in minefield when you die
  • Missile fire rate adjusted
  • Floater enemy adjustments
  • Many other small fixes, tweaks and adjustments

Keep a lookout for this update, and please use the forums!

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November 14, 2018

Shwip is now available on Early Access!

It's been a long time coming but Shwip is finally available to play! Thanks for following along with us through this journey, and be sure to post your comments, feedback, videos, everything!

v1.1.0 Notes
  • Style mode has been temporarily disabled because it's still in development. Once we're comfortable enough with its fun factor, we'll release a patch that unlocks it.
  • Initial load might be a bit slow, we're working on a loading screen that should ease the transition between launch and the main menu.
  • Achievements have been disabled for now. We'll activate them once they're all in and finalized.

Please post your issues, comments and feedback! And thanks for playing Shwip!
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About This Game



Shwip is straight up twin stick action with a whip. It's you versus an ever increasing onslaught of geometric foes. Literally render them into pixels with devastating weapons and abilities including missiles, mines, magnets and dash. Evade, outlast and play with style in Shwip's three main game modes, then take to the couch and play against your friends in Shwipball – a competitive battle arena inspired by air hockey. Post high-scores that dominate global leaderboards so you can show your friends and strangers alike who’s boss. Are your thumbs ready?

Gameplay


We insist Shwip be played as you wish. So we've given a few cool modes to ensure maximum levels of fun and excitement for everyone.

Arcade
Going out in 15 minutes and need a quick particle induced fix? Buckle up, buddy. This is three minutes of increasingly difficult enemies spawns and swarms with one objective; to turn you into dust. Arcade features all the weapon types but no ship improvements, so you better be ready. This is the arcade mode you grew up with and love, so post those high scores and show the world you are the Shwip master.

Style
Currently a work in progress and will launch with Shwip coming out of Early Access. Our original vision for this mode didn't translate well, so we are taking on a new approach.

Minefield
You’re placed in an desolate environment with a wounded ship, a damaged weapons system and a serious case of home-sickness. There are mines scattered everywhere, and a series of energy fields you need to fly through in order to maintain your ship's integrity. Sound hard? Well then, we're keeping the best part a secret.

Practice
Choose the enemy type and frequency and unleash your might. Great for learning how to gain style points or just to mess around and show off new skills to your friends and family. There are no time limits, so customize your gameplay experience and get your particle fix for the day.

Enemies

These enemies will have you fiddling with your controllers in ways you never thought possible. Take solace in the beauty of their particle ridden demise. Shwip features a range of enemies from floaty pawns to pack hunting, pixel-thirsty units.

Weapons

From industry standard cannons to the Shwip. We give you an awesome array of cool weapons and abilities to use and abuse. Pro-tip : Each weapon has an alternate use. From a whip, to missiles, to mines, to boosting, to blasting to magnets. Destroy your enemies as you please!

Online Leaderboards & Stats

Compete against the world and track global stats on our website and in-game.

Multiplayer

Trash-talk and taunt your friends and family in real time without delay with Shwip's local multiplayer. We grew up playing Mario Kart, Worms and Halo in cramped rooms with tiny CRTs, and we want to bring back that magical feeling. Three single player modes and two competitive versus modes await you and your squad.

Controls

Honestly? We recommend Shwip be played with a gamepad. Keyboard and mouse does indeed work, but it's not how we suggest you play the game.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: At least DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities.
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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