The creator of frenetic FPS Tower of Guns has announced a new procedurally-generated shoot-o-rama, Mothergunship [official site]. It'll bring more bullet hell action against hordes of enemies and honking great bosses, and this time you'll get to build your own guns too. Players will be able to craft megaweapons, snapping together bits from a huge selection which, I'm told, even includes a fish tank.
Here, check out this wild first-person bullet hell in the announcement trailer:
Goodness me, there are some big-looking nasties there. That looks like great fun and yup, a fair bit like Tower of Guns. That's great, because Tower of Guns is great. As Adam said in Wot He Thought:
"For all of its speed, channelled from FPS games of the distant past, Tower of Guns encourages thoughtful play. Despite the randomisation of enemies, pick-ups and areas, every distinct element that can appear is a known quantity, and that means the risks and possibilities are always obvious. But no matter how much experience you have, if you can't think fast enough – and, no insult intended, you probably can't – you'll still struggle to survive."
That's a solid foundation to build upon and learn from, and the crafting does sound like it could be a lark. The marketing blurb from publishers Grip Digital says:
"Want to have twelve-barrel gun that shoots homing rockets? Or do you prefer a lightning shotgun? And what gun wouldn't look better with a fish tank affixed to the top? Go for it!"
Oh, I will!
No word yet on when Terrible Posture Games will release Mothergunship.