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Icarus-X: Tides of Fire - Roguelike/Diablo SHMUP by The Quadsphere

03-16-2015, 11:17 AM
#1
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 157
Icarus-X: Tides of Fire - Roguelike/Diablo SHMUP by The Quadsphere


Hello TA,

I'm super proud to announce the sequel to Icarus-X coming to iPad this spring
This time it comes with a Roguelike/Diablo twist: leveling, loot, skill trees and a perma-death mode.
And for those who hate lifebars in their shmups, a traditional 1-bullet-death Arcade mode is there too!



CAMPAIGN MODE

Choose from 3 ship classes, gain experience up to level 30, loot randomly generated weapons, shields and mods from your enemies and carefully spend points in non-resetable skill trees.

Make your own challenge: overwhelm lower level enemies with devastating firepower, min-max your ship's stats to quickly farm a specific chapter for rare loot, or bite all that you can chew and risk losing it all in hardcore mode.
  1. Randomly generated enemy waves
  2. 3 sub-modes: Casual (no death penalty), Normal and Hardcore (perma-death)
  3. 3 ship classes: Fighter, Cruiser and Destroyer
  4. 30 levels of ship experience
  5. 15+ stats to min-max, such as Critical Damage, Armor, Shield Regeneration, Hitbox Size and more
  6. 3 skill trees (Attack, Defense and Technology)
  7. Evolutive special powers
  8. Billions of randomly generated items with 4 quality tiers and according rarity
  9. 4 tiers of difficulty
  10. World ranking

ARCADE MODE
  1. 1 bullet death: no life bars or shield shenanigans
  2. Chain scoring: combos increase your score multiplier
  3. 1CC scoring: you can continue when out of lives but your score and chain will reset
  4. In-game power-ups

COMMON FEATURES
  1. Replays
  2. Leaderboards
  3. Achievements
  4. Original soundtrack

You can find plenty of screenshots and a couple gameplay videos (Trailer still to come!) on the website: www.icarus-x.com

Your feedback is much appreciated!

Last edited by TheQuadsphere; 03-16-2015 at 11:53 AM.
03-16-2015, 11:28 AM
#2
My joy died immediately in the tides of fire - ipad only - really ?

03-16-2015, 11:39 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 103
Wouldn't a touch controlled bullet hell game be a crime to survive on a smaller screen then? Just curious, i dont play many bullet hell games myself
03-16-2015, 11:52 AM
#4
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 157
Quote:
Originally Posted by Qwertz555 View Post
My joy died immediately in the tides of fire - ipad only - really ?
Please be patient, there is definitely a universal release down the road, I just can't give an ETA yet

Quote:
Originally Posted by DeNappa View Post
Wouldn't a touch controlled bullet hell game be a crime to survive on a smaller screen then? Just curious, i dont play many bullet hell games myself
It does makes things a bit harder The reason for not going universal right away are more UI related though.
03-16-2015, 12:05 PM
#5
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Greece
Posts: 1,328
ohhhh a shmup with loot and levelling! just what i was looking for! please make it premium? OR free with a premium iap unlock?
03-16-2015, 12:21 PM
#6
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheQuadsphere View Post
Please be patient, there is definitely a universal release down the road, I just can't give an ETA yet
Great news, thanks.
Patience is my middle name concerning ios releases.

Good question ramzarules. I hope they're not going the ugly timer route as...ha, already forgot the game's name. Great story of an always cloned warrior...nevermind.
03-16-2015, 01:33 PM
#7
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 588
looks great. am hyped
03-16-2015, 03:08 PM
#8
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Cowtown, Texas
Posts: 797
Me so happy! 😺
03-17-2015, 08:00 AM
#9
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 157
Quote:
Originally Posted by K76 View Post
Me so happy! 😺


@Qwertz555 @ramzarules: It will be premium (most likely $2.99) no IAPs.
03-17-2015, 08:39 AM
#10
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,198
$3, no iap, bullet hell, loot. Keywords that make up the instabuy.