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GALAK-Z

Galak-Z review

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3 years ago

Roguelite Shmup Galak-Z Coming To PC On Oct 29th

I'm not great fan of shmups, but I've enjoyed what I've played of Galak-Z [official site]. It's an arcade shooter in which you control an anime-inspired spaceship or mech, but it goes further by having procedurally-generated space hulks to pilot your way through and an ecosystem of fauna and flora that's fun to manipulate. After a brief stint in consoleland, it's headed to PC on…

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4 years ago

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Gamescom 2014 Verdict: Diversity, Doom And Automatons

The megabooths have been disassembled, the lanyards have been discarded and the crowds have dissipated - Gamescom has run its course for another year. RPS sent its two best Smiths to Cologne last week. Their brief was to see the games, talk to the creators and meet as many terrifying mechanical puppets as possible. They succeeded on all fronts and returned with tales of Elite:…

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Hands On: Galak-Z, The Roguelite Arcade Shooter

Galak-Z is to top-down space shooters as Spelunky is to side-scrolling platformers. It takes the simple kinetic pleasures of dodging missiles, firing lasers and boosting a spaceship around asteroids and space debris, then pairs them with procedurally generated levels and objectives, and a set of simple, readable AI behaviours that allow you to approach each challenge thoughtfully. And then it layers on top inspiration from…

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