Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives and PC miscellany. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. There was a little resurgence of six-axis shooters a while back, seemingly all Kickstarter-funded, and no one seemed much to care. Which is a shame, because the process produced the very lovely Retrovirus [official site].
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6 years ago
Steam's free weekend deals used to stretch a good way into Monday for us Brits. Now they seem to stop at 1pm on Sunday for the West coast Americans, which seems very peculiar - surely Sunday afternoon would be the prime free playing time? Still, in the Mother Country that means it stretches until 9pm. And this weekend there's quite the choice. The absolutely superb…
Cadenza's six-axis FPS hasn't taken the easy path. But via its circuitous route Retrovirus is now out on Steam for about £14, and I've pew-pewed my way to the very end. With massive improvements since the last time we saw it, just wot will I think?
7 years ago
After the disappointment of a failed Kickstarter in July this year, Retrovirus developers Cadenza fought on regardless. Instead they found funding through Gamestop, in exchange for their launch being via the US store's digital download service. They got a pretty sweet deal, the sort that usually only goes to AAA games, with in-store promotion and a lot of exposure. Other release platforms will come later,…
You may remember Cadenza Interactive from Sol Survivor, the tower defense game that captured Jim's attention last year. They've recently announced their second game, Retrovirus. It is, they say, "a modern take on the classic six degrees of freedom shooter", made only on PC. Ooh, like Descent? we asked when Jim spotted it last week. The moving pictures below help to explain.
8 years ago
The chaps at Cadenza Interactive - they of tower defence fancypants, Sol Survivor - have announced they are working on a "six-degrees of freedom" shooter (aka a Descent-alike) called Retrovirus. Apparently it's all going a bit Tron, because you are sent "into the depths a computer on a search and destroy mission against an invasive virus". You'll have a customisable shootercraft, "focusing on strength, speed…