Ultraviolent bullet-hell platformer Gunnihilation is dual stick 16-bit mayhem that fuses several forms of 2D shoot 'em up, from run-and-gun classics like Contra and Metal Slug, to the arena-based slaughter of Smash TV.
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Sep 14, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We were been blown away by the support we received when we toured with the game last year across the UK and Europe. The feedback we were getting from fans and industry professionals alike encouraged us to self-publish through Steam to have greater control over the game that we wanted to make (and you wanted to play!).

We had been in Alpha since June 2016, and after a successful 5 day Greenlight campaign we decided that Early Access would help us polish the last key features and cover us financially until an early 2017 release.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Early 2017 - we plan on being in Early Access no longer than six months.”

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

“There will be new weapons, tonnes more missions, a competitive leaderboard and a fully functioning level editor integrated into Steam Workshop. Every month we are releasing massive content bundles to reward our Early Access backers and trial new ideas.

We have a couple of surprises in the pipeline as well, although they will be announced closer to the time.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The core game is finished, so now we are adding content. We have a scheduled monthly major release where backers can be the first to test out our new levels, give us feedback on the new weapons we’re testing and show us the best way to exploit our carefully crafted survival arenas.”

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

“Gunnihilation’s full price will remain at $15.”

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

“We have a proactive, friendly community who contribute massively to the development on our social media channels. We regularly pair up with Twitch and YouTube streamers playing the game so we can be on-hand to talk to viewers and get that all-important feedback.

We look forward to releasing the level editor, as it will really give our community an opportunity to flex their pixel-blasting muscles.”
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“Frantic action, bullets galore and armies of enemies”
Develop Magazine

“Part Contra, part Broforce - all bullet hell”

“Think metal slug on steroids”
BBC Newsbeat

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About This Game

What is Gunnihilation?

Ultraviolent bullet-hell platformer Gunnihilation is dual-stick 16-bit mayhem that fuses several forms of 2D shoot'em up, from run and gun classics like Contra and Metal Slug, to the arena based slaughter of Smash TV. The side-scrolling action gameplay and screen-filling bosses can be tackled alone or with up to 4 players in local co-op.

What's in store during Early Access? Well...

  • Seasonal updates, like the Witches and Boomsticks Halloween content update
  • New weapons
  • More missions
  • Bigger bosses
  • A level editor, eventually with capacity to upload your own enemies, weapons and bosses
  • Steam workshop integration
  • Unlockables and collectables

Is there a plot?

The world is held ransom by an evil organisation with a secret weapon: waves and waves of expendable men. You are an operative in an elite task force with the critical mission of saving the world, armed only with a hammer, a handful of guns and a million billion bullets.

You will need to memorise the intricate patterns of the bullet-spewing giga-bosses, time your hammer swings against charging berzerkers and practise your circle-strafing against armies of mechs.

Jump, shoot, dodge, explode, hammer, shoot, explode, crush and explode your way across teeming jungles, devastated cityscapes, evil labs, stinking sewers, rickety elevators and silent train yards against hundreds of enemies per level.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 555M
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1000 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 360 or Xbox One gamepads recommended.
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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