A fast-paced shooter but you're stuck in a time loop. First you think it's an arcade game: simple controls, powerful upgrades, and intense dogfights. But you’re living the same day over and over, trying to find out who the enemy are, and what they want.
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Positive (16) - 93% of the 16 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 9, 2018

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January 6

December Monthly Leaderboard Results

Happy New Year to one and all! Hope you all had a great festive break, full of awesome indie games.

Amidst all the festive fun, there's still been some tough competition on the Cycle 28 leaderboards. As ever, it's great to see new names in the top 5, as well as some monthly leaderboard mainstays.

Somehow, Dave managed to sneak into the top 5 this month - and did so live on the Pill Bug Dev stream. Sean was... ill that night...

Here's wishing everyone a fantastic 2019 from all the Pill Bug team!

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December 8, 2018

Join us on Patreon to get behind the scenes access and more!

It's been a wild ride since launching our first game on itch almost three years ago. Since then we've talked to and met lots of gamers from all around the world. We've launched Cycle 28 on PC and console, and released a free content update for our first game.

For the past month or so Dave and I have been building a Patreon page. We are creating this community for those of you who want to dig deeper into game development and game design. By becoming a patron you'll be getting behind the scenes access to how we make games, becoming involved in our creative process, and getting first access to everything we make - including our games.

For example, we have uploaded a playable version of the two dimensional precursor to are first game - along with a video of Dave and I playing it and talking about that project. Over the next few months we will be posting scans of my note books and other stuff, including some early prototypes of Cycle 28.

If that sounds like something you would be interested in head over and check out the rewards we offer and pick something which works for you.
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“...we kept coming back to it again and again - and so will you.”
8/10 – Nintendo Life

“If you enjoy a fantastic arcade style game absolutely pick this one up.”
4.5/5 – The Switch Effect

“It [Cycle 28] walks a fine line between fun and challenging, but it manages to balance the two very well.”
The Video Game Almanac

About This Game

Cycle 28 is a 2D space shooter in the classic arcade style that keeps you pushing for a high score. The controls are simple. The action is fast-paced. Intense dogfights lead to epic, screen-filling bosses.

As Olivia Bergen – a flight lieutenant that has become separated from her fleet – you're stuck in Cycle 27. You live it over, and over, and over again. And if that wasn’t bad enough, every time you drop from warp they are waiting for you.

You don’t know who they are or what they want. You just know you’re the only thing between them and home. So you get better, faster, stronger. Maybe one of these Cycles you’ll figure it out. Until then, you can only keep dying.

Key Features

Fast-paced combat — Power slide your way between more bullets than any lesser pilot could handle. Nothing feels better than using your ship’s gun to propel you through enemy-infested space as you grip the trigger ever tighter.

Upgrades — Beat your personal high score in a run to unlock upgrades. With 45 possible configurations, customise your ship and master new tactics to live just a little longer.

Evolving story — Uncover the secrets of why you’re stuck in Cycle, why they’re hell-bent on destroying everything you love, and just who they really are.

Epic original score —A powerfully atmospheric mix of modern orchestral and retro electronic sounds by Jordan Rees. (Composer of trailer music for The Mummy [Universal Pictures], Mother [Paramount Pictures], The Defenders [Marvel Studios]).

Cycle 28 won’t be easy. It won’t be quick. But that’s okay. You’re not going anywhere.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista or 7
    • Processor: Quad Core 2.40Ghz+
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum resolution of 1920x1080 is recommended

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