A momentum-based space shooter with screen-shaking explosions and a mystery at its heart. First you think it's an arcade game: simple controls, powerful upgrades, and intense dogfights. But you’re stuck living the same day over and over, trying to find out who the enemy are, and what they want.
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Mar 9, 2018

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July 5

June Monthly Leaderboard Results

It's hot, hot, hot here in the UK as summer really kicks in! I don't know about anyone else, but my trigger finger is pretty sweaty in these temperatures... At least, that's my excuse for not winning this month's leaderboard. What's yours?

There's one person who doesn't need to answer that, of course, and that's this month's winner: ThereIsNoHope!

With that kind of scoring for June, I guess there really was No Hope for the rest of us.

Congratulations, ThereIsNoHope! Get in touch either on our Discord or email us at: dave@pillbug.zone to claim your June Leaderboard Prize!

For anyone interested in how Sean and I fared in June, I'll just leave this here:

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June 21

Cycle 28 @ Arcade Vaults' Indie Game Showcase

This month our dev-shoot out is a little different. We were lucky enough to participate in the Acade Vaults' Indie Game Showcase earlier this week. I was given the challenge to set a score live on periscope.

Did I live up to that challenge I hear you cry? Click this link to find out!

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“I can’t help but recommend it [Cycle 28] to anyone who’s looking for a healthy, arcade-style challenge.”
Gamers with Jobs

“Cycle 28 is a fast-paced modern take on a classic 2D space shooter that is simple in design and offers great replayability.”
Welsh Gaming Network

“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.

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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