Aw, It’s Twins(tick) Shooter: Waves Demo

By John Walker on October 10th, 2011 at 4:43 pm.

Geometry can't get a break.

Rob Hale’s bemusingly frantic Waves has just released a demo. It’s a three minute burst of the Crunch Time mode, which you can get from Squid In A Box’s main site, here. The full game is out soon, and will be $10 either from Squid (DRM free) or via Steam. But in the meantime, you can finally get your hands on the explody colour confusion.

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  1. Sirico says:

    Had a good chat with him at Eurogamer nice guy

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  2. Jim Rossignol says:

    Worth a play, it’s quite slick.

  3. Lewie Procter says:

    First go score: 254,731.

    Ace game.

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      RobF says:

      Given how much I’ve played this the past couple of weeks I should be doing better but…

      2,565,035

      GO!

    • Rob Hale says:

      I believe it is; as they say, “On” 4,179,746

      Granted I did make it so that’s probably not fair.

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      RobF says:

      Up a bit: 2,839,819

      I’ll get you, Hale. *cackles*

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      SvDvorak says:

      I’m guessing you’ve tweaked the scoring a bit, I don’t really think my beta score of 74,575,310 is attainable any more… but I did get 3,546,446 on my “first” try (settings were all wrong so restarted half-way the real first try) so we’ll see. And I had other things to do tonight…

      EDIT: A little while later: 5,076,029.

  4. TotalBiscuit says:

    Really nice looking game with a good soundtrack but lacking any semblance of innovation to speak of from what I can see.

  5. MythArcana says:

    This looks like a sleek, smart and sexy version of Geometry Wars or similar. Hex grids, seas of particles effects, blooms of saturated color…count me in.

  6. LukeAllstar says:

    I was interested in this game some time ago after seeing the first screenshots and the first video footage on indiedb
    after the demo i can guarantee that i will buy that shiny thing as soon as i can on steam
    Looks fantastic and looks like it can provide a good amount of fun (even the one demo level i replayed 3 times was a good amount of fun)

  7. moarage says:

    can you use custom tracks like in beat hazard

    the controls are way tighter and more reactive than beat hazard, so it would be awesome

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    Terics says:

    Awesome fun. The game seems to reward you for not using bombs which I think is neat.

    • Rob Hale says:

      If you want a highscore then bombs are the secret to getting it. Unlike other shooters they aren’t a last resort but the key to chaining together large combos.

  9. Xirvus.rei says:

    Really looking forward to this game, it’s going to really satisfy that Geometry Wars itch; especially since Geo Wars 2 never came out on PC >: (

  10. Danny252 says:

    Three things came to mind.

    1. SO PRETTY. For the ears as well as the eyes.
    2. So resource hungry. Seriously, guys? Too laggy for such speedy play, for me =/
    3. So used to the other way of defining top down controls – where W is “go where mouse is pointing”. The amount of times I hit S only to smash right into the hexagon that I was shooting at…

    • Rob Hale says:

      Try turning off Distortion and Ambient Occlusion in the video settings. That should get your framerate up by a fair bit.

    • Danny252 says:

      Yeah, I did that first thing – it’s still pretty bad. I know my PC isn’t exactly a monster, but top-down (albeit with some 3D) “shooters” shouldn’t be this bad.

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  12. iSoLateD1 says:

    This game is pretty good with 3d vision. It makes the game a touch easier. Will buy on Steam if the price is right. ($4.99 or less)