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"Shooting Stars" a shoot 'em up with lazers, cats and rainbows

04-16-2015, 09:59 AM
#1
Joined: Apr 2015
Location: Vienna
Posts: 24
"Shooting Stars" a shoot 'em up with lazers, cats and rainbows



Hi everybody,
I'm Stefan, lead designer at Bloodirony Games and this is our first game:

Shooting Stars is a mobile shoot 'em up with roguelike elements. It's all about evil aliens, superstars, cats and rainbow lazers.

Aliens have secretly conquered the earth and replaced all the famous pop-culture superstars by installing evil marionettes serving one purpose only to control all human life. The sacred rainbow unicorn made it your mission to free the imprisoned stars, fight back the evil aliens and restore the balance of entertainment on planet earth.

Shooting Stars will be released in July 2015 for iOS and Android devices and we are planning to port the game for PC/Mac later this year.

Bloodirony Games is a small Vienna, Austria based indie studio of 3 people. Our goal is to create Shooting Stars within 6 months from scratch to release. To date, we are almost on schedule and have 2 1/2 months left of our journey.

If you have any questions feel free to ask, we love to share almost every aspect of what and how we're doing things.

UPDATE
We are super excited to announce that Shooting Stars will be release July 9th! And we want to celebrate this with a brand new and shiny release trailer!

Webseite: http://www.bloodirony.com
Blog: http://www.bloodirony.com/blog
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bloodirony
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bloodirony

Release Trailer:


Last edited by adlk; 06-24-2015 at 09:34 AM. Reason: Release date + new trailer
04-16-2015, 10:56 AM
#2
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,177
Oh Hell yes!

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04-16-2015, 03:16 PM
#3
That's what I call an awesome trailer. The music alone makes me want to play.
04-16-2015, 05:29 PM
#4
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 548
looks hectic.
04-17-2015, 09:31 AM
#5
Joined: Apr 2015
Location: Vienna
Posts: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by aseFirefoxy View Post
That's what I call an awesome trailer. The music alone makes me want to play.
Thanks a lot! The folks responsible for this OST masterpiece love to hear that! (Kid Nebula)


Quote:
Originally Posted by GamrHopper View Post
btw, what website template you using? that also looks sick
Thank you! We are using a slightly modified version of squarespace's marquee. We've basically just added some custom styles to the frontpage.


Quote:
Originally Posted by kopicha View Post
looks hectic.
everything else would be boring


If you happen to be in Berlin next week, join us for a beer at the A Maze festival. We've prepared some cool posters so you wont be able to miss us.
04-17-2015, 10:31 AM
#6
Joined: Mar 2015
Location: Canada
Posts: 137
I have always been a sucker for a good word games, and still kind of new to arcade/action games, but Shooting Stars looks fantastic. I am really loving the soundtrack, it just fits it to a T.

I still can't get over the fact, that these small indie studio's that consist of only 2/3 (very talented) people, can produce such amazing, high caliber and fun games. Bloodirony Games, Bloody Awesome 1st game! Looking forward to the release in July (also my birthday that month).
04-17-2015, 12:50 PM
#7
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 181
This looks really good! I just signed myself up for beta-testing. Can't wait!
05-04-2015, 09:44 AM
#8
Joined: Apr 2015
Location: Vienna
Posts: 24
May the Fourth be with you

We've been selected to present Shooting Stars at the A Maze Festival in Berlin last weekend. This was the first chance since we started creating Shooting Stars to get hands on feedback from over 100 people. The overall feedback was amazing and we even had to ask some gamers to let other people play as well

From today on, we just have five more weeks of development before we're starting with our final polishing phase. It's great to see how much progress you can actually make when you have such a limited timeline. Currently we're implementing the last lootable active and passive items.

However, there is something much more important than a random status update.
HAPPY STAR WARS DAY! MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!

For this reason we've decided to make a short video demonstrating the Clones Ultimate Attack.

Youtube link | Pop Up


Cheers
Stefan

Last edited by adlk; 05-04-2015 at 12:56 PM.
05-04-2015, 10:45 AM
#9
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 115
NEED. THIS. NOW.

Wow! This is too awesome. Can't wait to play it!
05-16-2015, 09:12 AM
#10
Joined: Apr 2015
Location: Vienna
Posts: 24
Update

Hey folks, we're super excited to show you, what we've done during the last couple of weeks.

We now have 20+ celebrities and a very special final boss. You can find 20 ultimate attacks and 30 passive items which will literally blow your (or your enemies) mind

Here's the latest ultimate attack:


You can play two different modes:

First of all there is the "Card Hunt". The levels of the Card Hunt will be generated whenever you start a new run, nothing will ever be the same. Here you can discover all the different items and ultimate attacks and test various strategies, in a "safe environment"
But most importantly, you can collect 16 cool Tscherno-cards which will be only available in the card hunt. (We will add new cards with future updates).

The second mode is the "Daily run":
Play against other Shooting Stars players all over the world and beat their global- and daily highscore. You have 24 hours to play the same level over and over again to become the best player. After 24 hours a new level seed is generated. In a future update, highscore leaders will receive special cards for the simple reason of being awesome.

cheers
Stefan