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Vetica - a typographic SHMUP

03-10-2011, 06:57 PM
#1
Vetica - a typographic SHMUP

Maybe you're a font nerd. Maybe you're a SHMUP nerd. Maybe you just love Alien, or awesome games, or are a particularly hip person. If you just nodded sagely, you'll love Vetica!

First, a trailer:

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Next, a gameplay video:

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Finally, an elevator pitch:
  • Your ship is the A from Helvetica and the enemies, bullets, etc. are composed from the other letters, numbers and punctuation.
  • There are 13 levels (plus a secret, if you can find it) with three difficulties.
  • 12 different weapons and various other powerups.
  • plus+ integration
  • An 80s vibe without being retro, per se.
  • One of my beta testers said it kept him on the toilet for an hour.

Vetica's in review now and will hopefully be available shortly!
03-10-2011, 07:49 PM
#2
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 621
The bad guys should have been comic sans. I could nuke that shite all day :-)

03-10-2011, 07:52 PM
#3
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 140
Font and SHMUP enthusiast here.

Diggin' the gameplay video, can't wait to check this one out!

twitter: hestyman

current obsessions: heroes of kalevala, wispin, hooga
03-10-2011, 07:55 PM
#4
Joined: May 2010
Location: New York City
Posts: 2,741
Interesting concept. Will there be Game Center support?

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03-10-2011, 08:05 PM
#5
Quote:
Originally Posted by devensega View Post
The bad guys should have been comic sans. I could nuke that shite all day :-)
I can neither confirm or deny this

As for Game Center, it's planned for the first update.

Vetica - a typographic vertical shooter -- Play as the A from Helvetica!
Follow on Twitter:@playvetica
TA Review
03-12-2011, 02:32 PM
#6
Vetica was approved this morning!

You can expect to see it in the App Store next Thursday, March 17.

Vetica - a typographic vertical shooter -- Play as the A from Helvetica!
Follow on Twitter:@playvetica
TA Review
03-12-2011, 02:42 PM
#7
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 2,761
This looks pretty interesting. I'm a designer, and I love shmups, so this is right up my alley.

"In letterspace, no one can hear you kern"?

Social Games: Pocket Mine 2, Terra Battle, PAD
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03-16-2011, 06:28 PM
#8
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,922
Quote:
Originally Posted by speednoisemovement View Post
Vetica was approved this morning!

You can expect to see it in the App Store next Thursday, March 17.

Looking forward to this. Still scheduled to be released tonight/tomorrow?
03-16-2011, 10:05 PM
#9
I'm thrilled to say it's live in the US store right now!

Vetica - a typographic vertical shooter -- Play as the A from Helvetica!
Follow on Twitter:@playvetica
TA Review
03-18-2011, 08:47 PM
#10
The trailer looks good, although I stopped watching as I didn't want to spoil the game. Half the fun would be the surprise of seeing how the fonts are used creatively.

Dev - Are you planning an iPad version?

Look forward to seeing some opinions of the game-play here...

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