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Tesla vs Lovecraft (10tons Ltd) - MOAR twin stick shooters for the Twin Stick God!

02-21-2018, 09:00 AM
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Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 397
Tesla vs Lovecraft (10tons Ltd) - MOAR twin stick shooters for the Twin Stick God!

Tesla vs Lovecraft is an epic clash of metal and tentacles! Play as Nikola Tesla and wield hi-tech weapons to eradicate eldritch abomination minions of H.P. Lovecraft. Seal the deal with the immense firepower of the Tesla-Mech battle robot!

Whew, now that's a heck of an opener.

We've released Tesla vs Lovecraft on Steam to much success (record success for our fair studio), and we're currently working on the console (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) versions. After we're done with those, it's time to let loose the mobile version. Here we'll be leading with iOS as per usual. This is precisely the same marching order as we've had with Neon Chrome, Time Recoil, and most recently JYDGE. Which have been pretty popular!

Tesla vs Lovecraft is an arena type twin stick shooter, somewhat akin to Crimsonland. Or a lot actually, except in TvsL the levels have actual features like buildings, other obstacles, and terrain. The game also comes with two highlight features, which are the Quantum Teleport and Tesla-Mech.

Quantum Teleport allows you to teleport a short distance, through anything. It gives the game a nice vibe, as it allows you to take silly risks. The teleport holds three charges which regenerate, so you can do a maximum burst of three teleports in quick succession.

The Tesla-Mech works so that there's always a mech piece to be collected somewhere on the level, and once you collect six, you can activate the mech for a massive firepower boost for 20 seconds. And I mean massive, Tesla-Mech is a hoot. Until it explodes all over again, scattering the parts all over the level to be collected again.

We don't have any kind of firm release date for iOS, but let's hazard a guess of Q2. Stay tuned! We will be asking for help with beta test.

Oh, trailer:


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02-21-2018, 09:31 AM
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Sweet!

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02-21-2018, 12:58 PM
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Joined: May 2009
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Well that looks suitably mental.

I like the sound of “Until it explodes all over again, scattering the parts all over the level to be collected again.” as a gameplay mechanic.

Splendid work.
02-21-2018, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by MetaGonzo View Post
I like the sound of “Until it explodes all over again, scattering the parts all over the level to be collected again.” as a gameplay mechanic.
The exploding mech is their risk-reward mechanic, to keep the player always moving. So the game loop is 1) shred the playfield in the mech 2) clear paths and evade enemies with handguns and teleport while you pick up the mech pieces again 3) rinse, repeat.

I've been playing the Steam version and it's the most straighforward of their games since Crimsonland. Despite the awesome setting, it didn't click with me. Not a slight on the developer, I just prefer some level of tactical play in my shooters, and find Neon Chrome scratches that itch. It's a great score-chaser, especially endless mode.
02-23-2018, 09:50 PM
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Awesome

Looks amazing 😉
02-23-2018, 10:39 PM
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Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 73
That trailer is amazing
02-23-2018, 11:27 PM
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Joined: Sep 2012
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 1,550
Sick

Every game you guys do is awesome.
02-24-2018, 12:54 AM
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Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 912
The reviews at Steam were quite positive. It is also expected in ios.

Science vs Literature is interesting.
02-25-2018, 11:26 PM
#9
Joined: Sep 2016
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 85
Looks promising!
I liked Neon Chrome and still playing it this new game looks great and hope to play it soon.

Last edited by boydstr; 02-25-2018 at 11:30 PM.
02-26-2018, 11:19 PM
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Joined: Mar 2014
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 849
Ready when you are! Still playing this daily on Steam.