Last Alarm

By John Walker on January 27th, 2008 at 12:55 am.

Last Alarm: The A.R.G.U.S. Complex is an indie project, aiming to create a SHMUP with super-sexy graphics. (And not about a trip to a catalogue shop, dummy). So you might want to wander over the Gametrailers to see the HD version of the vid.


You can shoot up us any time, Gametrailers… Oh gawd.

Developed by Triology Productions, who describe themselves as, “a small team formed by the neogaf gaming community late in 2006,” it looks refreshingly free of complications, and focusing instead on shooty-shooty-explosion. Oh, and here’s a demo.

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  1. ryan in exile says:

    oh gawd indeed, you guys got shields and drones I’m sure

  2. Max says:

    Awesome.

    By the way, if you haven’t played rRootage, definitely give that a go too – one of the best SHMUPS I’ve played. =D

  3. Caiman says:

    Judged purely from the trailer, there’s something that looks very wrong about a vertical shooter… in widescreen. Or is that simply a limitation of the trailer being in widescreen?

  4. Jonathan Burroughs says:

    Why 2235?

  5. Wolf says:

    CNN!

  6. derFeef says:

    My ears! Argh the music… I cant stand it
    Game loks fun *trying it out*

  7. Piratepete says:

    Ahh I love schmups :) Uridium, parallax, delta. Those were the days. none of these fancy graphics, and round here it were all fields etc etc.

    *mopes off to find zimmer frame*

  8. Jonathan Burroughs says:

    I am reminded of Ambrosia Soft’s Mars Rising:

    http://www.ambrosiasw.com/games/mr/

  9. Chis says:

    Based on that video, and the screenshots, this looks like it will be just another vertical shooter with no level design. Enemy patterns, bosses, fancy backgrounds, but no land masses or huge spaceships to fly by. This reduces the gameplay to little more than move around a bit and shoot.

    Lazy game design, basically.

    *Still waiting for Thunder Force VI*

  10. Pace says:

    Ahh I love schmups

    This sounds oh so dirty to me. I can’t quite bring myself to say ‘schmup’ out loud with a straight face..

  11. Optimaximal says:

    Jets N Guns.

    A SHMUP chock full of Random Humour, Lots of big guns AND Machinae Supremacy

    Also, if you’re willing to work with DOSBox, Tyrian is now free

  12. Wrestlevania says:

    Bit too ‘Elizabeth Duke’ for me — it’s like 1997 never went away…

  13. Lachlan says:

    While I’m sure it’s a fun game, the demo refuses to actually run on my computer. Double-clicking the .exe produces a Windows Error Reporting message every time.

    Is anyone else having problems?