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Space Grunts : turn-based meets arcade action by OrangePixel

07-15-2015, 07:24 AM
#1
Joined: May 2010
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 311
Space Grunts : turn-based meets arcade action by OrangePixel

Hey Guys,

Been a while since I dropped by, so I must have a game close to completion, and I do!
The new game is what originally started as the sci-fi version of Heroes of Loot, but turned into something slightly different so it got named Space Grunts.

A roguelike with turn-based gameplay but combined with arcade action.

Here's some gameplay video:


(music taken from INC, not settled on which music yet)

I never really play turn-based games, so the challenge was to create something that was interesting both to turn-based gamers but also arcade gamers like me. It means the pace is pretty high (if you want) and it plays a lot like an arcade game, except if you just think about running through the levels without any tactics or thinking, you won't get very far (trust me, I tried).

I hope to have this game done late 2015, maybe early 2016. You can check out more details and sign-up to not miss the release over at www.spacegrunts.com

Some more eye candy for now :



07-15-2015, 09:25 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 2
Looks great. So much juice I've been fan of your games since Meganoid and it's great to see how every new game is a refinement in terms of visual style.
One question: portrait or landscape mode for Space Grunts?

07-15-2015, 10:17 AM
#3
I really love the game that this company makes, so i really have to keep an eye on this one
good luck devs you usually do a great work
07-15-2015, 12:20 PM
#4
Joined: May 2010
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 311
Quote:
Originally Posted by SenadMMG View Post
Looks great. So much juice I've been fan of your games since Meganoid and it's great to see how every new game is a refinement in terms of visual style.
One question: portrait or landscape mode for Space Grunts?
for now it's landscape.. haven't looked into portrait mode yet. The game plays with "arcade like" controls at the moment, which wouldn't work in portrait. But I can probably repurpose the PC's mouse controls and then portrait is a possibility
07-15-2015, 02:49 PM
#5
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 576
Im a sucker for pixel art. Especially cute looking ones. The art style in this game looks amazing. Game play looks good too. It does remind me of a certain game I used to play back then but can't remember the name. A similar style which is sorta hybrid turn based like this one. But this game does look more hectic thou. Looking forward to it.
07-16-2015, 04:41 PM
#6
Joined: May 2010
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 311
Little view on the inventory screen, this is where battles will be won: using the right items at the right time

Currently adding a bunch of items to make sure the inventory is interesting enough on every play.

07-17-2015, 01:05 AM
#7
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: The last time zone for iOS game releases :(
Posts: 1,786
DAMN!!! Can't wait! September is too far away! Lol. Guess I got to keep playing GS 2 some more lol.
07-17-2015, 01:43 AM
#8
Joined: May 2010
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 311
Quote:
Originally Posted by sugimulm View Post
DAMN!!! Can't wait! September is too far away! Lol. Guess I got to keep playing GS 2 some more lol.
I still play the daily challenge myself, so it's a good solution to bridge the weeks/months!
07-17-2015, 01:51 AM
#9
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: The last time zone for iOS game releases :(
Posts: 1,786
Quote:
Originally Posted by orangepascal View Post
I still play the daily challenge myself, so it's a good solution to bridge the weeks/months!
Same here, but it's difficult when you have Space Grunts right around the corner, lol. OrangePixel stop sucking my free time away lol
07-17-2015, 09:48 AM
#10
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 20,110
This game is going to be epic.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword