A great bit of retro inspired news has just appeared in our inbox, and it's none other than the previously mentioned Shoot em up ' XYDONIA ', which is not only going through a Steam Greenlight campaign, but on June 27th the developers will be aiming for a Kickstarter success. If you love side scrolling shoot em ups, and the names R-Type, Project-X, Gradius or Darius give you goosebumps, then XYDONIA developed by Breaking Bytes for the PC is just what the doctor ordered!
Inspired by the horizontal scrolling Japanese arcade classics of the 90's, XYDONIA will have a ton of features that should appeal to any retro shooter junkie. Features such as 16bit arcade style graphics (similar to Neo Geo/mid-‘90s titles) , Music and sound effects created by emulating the arcade Yamaha YM2151+SegaPCM configuration, 4:3 aspect ratio with optional, customizable CRT emulation shader + border overlay for widescreen monitors, a multitude of characters, two-player co-op, many different enemy waves, a dynamic stage progression with multiple paths and much much more!
Is this a game that is worthy enough to add to a great list of shoot em ups that have lasted through the ages? Only time will tell!
Links : 1) Steam Greenlight 2) Website