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 Post subject: Exile Squadron - a horizontal shmup now in beta
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:47 pm 


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Hi everyone!

In the last two and a half years, I've been creating my first shoot 'em up as a solo dev. It is in a beta state now, and I'd like to get it into the hands of some testers. So I thought some of you guys might want to take a look at it. If you are willing to give it a go and provide some feedback, you can download it here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZXFbc ... GT7BZwZNFw
If by any chance you want to talk about it on Discord, I gladly welcome you on my Discord server: https://discord.gg/WcsFCG

It is called Exile Squadron, and it's a sci-fi themed horizontal shmup. If you don't mind, I just paste the store description for it:

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Exile Squadron is an action-packed, sidescrolling shoot ‘em up, inspired by the classics of the genre. As part of an elite fighter group, you will be granted a huge variety of upgradeable weapons, which you can use to stop the invading Colonial forces. Kill your enemies as fast as possible, collect points, and put your highscore on the online leaderboard.

Story:

It’s 2120. With the creation of advanced ion engines, even the furthest planets of our system came within our reach. Mankind finally conquered the Solar System. After several long and bloody conflicts, humanity realized that only together can they create a better future for themselves. Decades went by without armed conflict. Earth and its Colonies lived in a golden age.

Then, in the blink of an eye, everything changed. The Colonies invaded Earth without warning, and destroyed all opposition in their path. As one of the best pilot on Earth, it is up to you to stop the Colonial forces.

Features:

    - Fast-paced gameplay, where you have to put your reflexes to the test.
    - Primary, secondary and auxiliary equipment, which you can upgrade between levels.
    - Distinctive weapons, which feel and play differently (no more “samey” lasers).
    - Easy mode for beginners, ironman mode for the “shmup gods”.
    - Kill enemies rapidly to increase your score multiplier.
    - Collect points, build up your score and compete with others on the online leaderboards. (Online leaderboards are only available in the Steam version, which you get for free with your Itch purchase).
    - Secondary missions on every level, which reward you with extra points.
    - Detailed backstory about the future of Earth in the 21st and 22nd centuries – unlockable through collectables.


Some screenshot for the game:
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And Exile Squadron has a trailer as well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fiw3ZoSBOyM


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 Post subject: Re: Exile Squadron - a horizontal shmup now in beta
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:56 am 


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The game's Steam Store page has been authorized, so you can check it out there as well. You can also wishlist it, if you'd like. That would help a lot with visibility on Steam, so I would appreciate it very much.

You can find it here:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1161910/


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 Post subject: Re: Exile Squadron - a horizontal shmup now in beta
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:20 pm 


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A little update.

As a soft-launch, I put the game up on Itch.io. It is in early access, but the game is perfectly playable from start to finish, and it has every features, except the online leaderboards. If anyone is interested, please take a moment and check out the store page here:

https://onebitstudio.itch.io/exile-squadron


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 Post subject: Re: Exile Squadron - a horizontal shmup now in beta
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:56 pm 


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Just a quick question: If you are using a controller for shmups, do you prefer to control the ship with the analogue stick, or with the D-pad?


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 Post subject: Re: Exile Squadron - a horizontal shmup now in beta
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:05 pm 


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J_C wrote:
do you prefer to control the ship with the analogue stick, or with the D-pad?
Ouch. :?

D-pad all the way.
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 Post subject: Re: Exile Squadron - a horizontal shmup now in beta
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:27 pm 


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Krushal wrote:
J_C wrote:
do you prefer to control the ship with the analogue stick, or with the D-pad?
Ouch. :?

D-pad all the way.

Well I've heard all kinds of answers. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Exile Squadron - a horizontal shmup now in beta
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:08 pm 


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I was a bit blunt, allow me to expand.

While analogue controls can work for a 2d shoot-em-up, the game needs to be designed specifically for it. Otherwise, bear in mind that the genre came from arcades, with 8-way digital joystick controls.

I'll quote a forum member's signature:
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"Playing a shmup with an analog stick is like trying to fill out the New York Times crossword with a can of spray paint." - Topher Cantler

Have analogue (with configurable deadzone) as an option though, for non-shmuppers and weirdos. :)
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 Post subject: Re: Exile Squadron - a horizontal shmup now in beta
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:43 pm 


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Hello, this is a really good job.
I am also in the process of launching a SHMUP, and would like to ask why the November 11 release date.

(Sorry, I know it's a silly question, but I'm trying to understand more about release dates)

if you want to take a look, this is my SHMUP ( https://store.steampowered.com/agecheck/app/1163990/ )

Keep up the good work


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