10tons Press Feed http://www.10tons.com Latest 10tons Press 60 Copyright 2007-2009 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss en PC and Console Shoot’em Up Xenoraid Now Available for iOS http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/261.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/261.html

Tampere, Finland, January 12th 2017 – Space shooter action game Xenoraid by 10tons Ltd. is now available for iOS devices in the iTunes App Store. The game is free to download and includes one in app purchase to unlock full game. The discounted launch period price running through January 25th is $4.99 USD, the list price is $9.99 USD.

“The last premium game we released for iOS, Neon Chrome, did exceptionally well by selling 10 000 units in two weeks. We hope Xenoraid becomes another example of how a mobile game doesn’t have to be free to play to do well.” said Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

Xenoraid is a vertically scrolling shoot’em with a fresh take on the genre. Xenoraid’s gameplay is accessible to all action game fans and doesn’t require prior experience in shoot’em up or bullet hell games. The missions are driven procedurally, so there are no memorization requirements. Real time fighter and squadron management features give the game a strategic dimension, while three survival levels with online leaderboards provide replay value.

Features:

  • Experience dynamic shoot'em up action with no level memorization
  • Switch between four fighters in the heat of combat
  • Manage your squadron with weapon and tech upgrades
  • Master advanced shooting mechanics like fighter tilting and weapon heat
  • Fight through a Campaign mode with more than 40 missions and four boss fights
  • Compete in three endless Survival stages with online leaderboards

The game is free to download, with 10 campaign missions and one of the three endless Survival missions playable by watching video ads. The full game unlock IAP removes ads permanently and unlocks rest of the campaign missions and two more Survival missions.

Xenoraid in App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/xenoraid/id1098089849

Additional information and presskit is available at: http://www.10tons.com/Game/xenoraid.html

Xenoraid is also available for PC in Steam and other storefronts, for Playstation 4, for Playstation Vita, and for Xbox One.

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:00:00 MST
Xenoraid Brings Fresh Starfighting Action to Playstation Vita http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/260.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/260.html

Tampere, Finland, January 10th 2017 – The vertically scrolling space shoot’em up game Xenoraid by 10tons Ltd. is now available for the Playstation Vita handheld console. The game is priced $9.99 USD and is crossbuy with the PS4 version released in November 2016.

“Our previous Vita release, Neon Chrome, was received very well. We hope Xenoraid meets a similar level of success. It’s a very unique title, that’s for sure.” said Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

Xenoraid is a vertically scrolling shoot’em with a fresh take on the genre. Xenoraid’s gameplay is accessible to all action game fans. The missions are driven procedurally, so there are no memorization requirements. Real time fighter and squadron management features give the game a strategic dimension, while three survival levels with online leaderboards provide replay value.

Features:

  • Experience dynamic shoot'em up action with no level memorization
  • Switch between four fighters in the heat of combat
  • Manage your squadron with weapon and tech upgrades
  • Master advanced shooting mechanics like fighter tilting and weapon heat
  • Fight through a Campaign mode with more than 40 missions and four boss fights
  • Compete in three endless Survival stages with online leaderboards

Xenoraid for PS Vita: https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/xenoraid/cid=UP4403-PCSE00897_00-XENORAID00000000

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Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:00:00 MST
Azkend 2 Now Available on Steam and Free For PS Plus Vita Subscribers http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/259.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/259.html

Tampere, Finland, January 3rd 2017 – The puzzle adventure game Azkend 2: The World Beneath is now available on Steam for $7.99 USD / £5.59 GBP / €7.99 EUR. The game is also included as a free game for Playstation Vita gamers with PS Plus subscription.

“Azkend 2 is an excellent combination of match-3 puzzle gaming and adventure storyline. It is one of our past flagship titles and I’m happy to see the game find success year in, year out.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

Azkend 2: The World Beneath combines highly polished match-3 puzzle gameplay, beautiful location artwork, adventure storyline and hidden objective minigames into a captivating experience. The core of the game is the solid match-3 levels with various goals and great, selectable powerups.

Features:

  • Thoroughly polished match-3 gameplay
  • Hand drawn and animated location art
  • Adventure storyline with full voiceovers
  • Three game modes; Adventure, Time and Medals
  • Cinematic soundtrack by Jonathan Geer

Azkend 2: The World Beneath on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/550440/

Azkend 2: The World Beneath trailer: https://youtu.be/ixO_OFkd-yw

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Tue, 03 Jan 2017 12:00:00 MST
Protect Earth in Xenoraid for Playstation Vita on January 10th http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/258.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/258.html

Tampere, Finland, December 13th 2016 – Independent game developer 10tons Ltd. announced today the vertically scrolling shoot’em up game Xenoraid will be released for Playstation Vita on January 10th in SIEA region PSN (January 11th in SIEE region). The game is priced $9.99 USD and will be crossbuy with the already available PS4 version.

“Xenoraid is a great title for anyone looking for a unique shooter, and the Vita is the perfect device to enjoy it on.” said Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

Xenoraid is a vertically scrolling shoot’em with a distinctive take on the genre. Instead of basing the gameplay on hardcore bullet hell mechanics, Xenoraid’s gameplay is accessible to all action game fans. In Xenoraid, missions are driven procedurally, so there are no requirement for level memorization. Advanced shooting mechanics and real time fighter switching make give the game a fresh, new feel. Additional Hard Mode and three survival levels with online leaderboards provide considerable replayability.

Features:

  • Experience dynamic shoot'em up action with no level memorization
  • Switch between four fighters in the heat of combat
  • Manage your squadron with weapon and tech upgrades
  • Master advanced shooting mechanics like fighter tilting and weapon heat
  • Fight through a Campaign mode with more than 40 missions and four boss fights
  • Compete in three endless Survival stages with online leaderboards

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Tue, 13 Dec 2016 13:00:00 MST
You Can Now Tennis in the Face on Xbox One http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/257.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/257.html

Tampere, Finland, December 9th 2016 - Independent game developer 10tons Ltd. announced today the physics based puzzle game Tennis in the Face is now available for Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self publishing program. The game is priced $4.99 USD with a 10% launch discount running through December 15th.

“Tennis in the Face is a delightful game. It’s very easy to pick up, play, and enjoy. The preorder on Xbox One went even better than expected, and the preview coverage has been overwhelmingly positive. A great final release of the year!” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons.

Tennis in the Face is a physics based puzzle game with a generous helping of slapstick humor. The player must clear 120 increasingly challenging levels as the former tennis star Pete Pagassi, sworn to rid the city from the grasp of the corrupt energy drink manufacturer Explodz Inc. The gameplay consists of knocking out Explodz fueled villains like creepy clowns, corrupt riot police, mad scientists and hipsters swift tennis serves. Bouncing the ball off walls, platforms and other objectives is the core of the puzzle mechanic, while funny ragdoll characters deliver the comedy.

Features:

  • Easy to pick-up bouncer gameplay
  • Hilarious ragdoll characters
  • Over 120 levels plus bonus game modes
  • 15 rewarding achievements

Tennis in the Face for Xbox One: https://www.microsoft.com/store/p/tennis-in-the-face/c5jfncnk58ct

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Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:00:00 MST
Battle Eldritch Horrors in 10tons’ Upcoming Shooter ‘Tesla vs Lovecraft’ http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/256.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/256.html Tampere, Finland, December 5th 2016 – Independent game developer 10tons Ltd. announced today Tesla vs Lovecraft, a top-down arena shooter game inspired by the historic inventor Nikola Tesla and novelist H.P. Lovecraft. The game will be released for PC and consoles in 2017. More details about availability and pricing will be announced at a later date.

“Even in its early development phase, Tesla vs Lovecraft’s charms are obvious. Battling lovecraftian horrors in a Tesla-Mech is very entertaining! I can’t wait to get to reveal more of the game.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons.

The first screenshots of the game are available at http://teslavslovecraft.com

Fans and other interested parties are encouraged to sign up to the game’s mailing list to get timely updates on the game’s progress.

Subscribing to the newsletter will also grant access to a teaser gameplay video of Tesla vs Lovecraft.

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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:00:00 MST
Sparkle Unleashed Now Shooting Marbles and Making Matches in Steam http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/255.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/255.html

Tampere, Finland, December 2nd 2016 – Independent game developer 10tons Ltd. announced today the action puzzle game Sparkle Unleashed is now available in Steam. The game is priced $7.99 USD with a 10% launch discount running through December 8th.

“Sparkle Unleashed is the perfect sibling title to Sparkle 2. Sparkle Unleashed features the same great production values and polished gameplay as Sparkle 2, while also offering a fresh new take on the core gameplay.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons.

Sparkle Unleashed is a match-three marble shooter action puzzle game where the player lines up and shoots colorful marbles to make matches of three or more like colors. Matched marbles disappear, taking the player a step forward in clearing the level. Powerups with spectacular effects are also an integral part of the game’s appeal.

Features:

  • Ultra-polished match-three marble shooter gameplay
  • Chained Orbs, Rock Orbs and more exciting challenges
  • An arsenal of 18 potent powerups to choose from
  • Immersive soundtrack by award-winning composer Jonathan Geer
  • 108 challenging levels, Survival mode, and two more difficulty settings

Sparkle Unleashed in Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/550450/

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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:00:00 MST
Ruthless Top-Down Shooter Neon Chrome Now Available for Playstation Vita http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/254.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/254.html

Tampere, Finland, November 30th 2016 – The cyberpunk themed twin stick shooter Neon Chrome is now available for Playstation Vita. The game is priced $14.99 USD or equivalent and is crossbuy with the already available Playstation 4 version.

“Playstation Vita has a very dedicated fanbase. We got a lot of requests to bring Neon Chrome to PS Vita, and I’m glad we could make it happen.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

Neon Chrome is a top-down twin stick shooter set in a science fiction setting. Each level is procedurally generated, meaning levels throughout the game will be unique on every play session. The game features intense gunfight action, destructible environments, and light role playing elements such as permanent statistics upgrades, better weapons, cybernetic enhancements and different character classes.

Features:

  • Shoot through walls, make rooms explode, and obliterate whole floors
  • Explore procedural levels with endless variety
  • Defeat the bosses in hand-crafted boss fights
  • Unlock new abilities, enhancements and weapons
  • Install enhancements and upgrade your weapons

Neon Chrome PS Vita SIEA: https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/neon-chrome/cid=UP4403-PCSE00835_00-NEONCHROME000000

Neon Chrome PS Vita SIEE: https://store.playstation.com/#!/games/neon-chrome/cid=EP4403-PCSB00910_00-NEONCHROME000000

The Playstation 4 version of Neon Chrome supports native 4K graphics at 60 frames per second on the Playstation 4 Pro.

Neon Chrome Playstation 4 trailer: https://youtu.be/ucHrir_41_8

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Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:00:00 MST
Tennis in the Face Knocking Out Clowns on Xbox One on December 9th http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/253.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/253.html

Tampere, Finland, November 29th 2016 - Multiplatform game developer 10tons Ltd. announced today the physics based puzzle game Tennis in the Face will be released for Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self publishing program on December 9th. The game is priced $4.99 USD. Preorder for the game is now available with a 10% discount, which will run through December 15th as a launch discount.

“Tennis in the Face is just a hilarious pick up and play game. Everyone who enjoyed the sequel, Baseball Riot, should get it right away. Others should check out the trailer, which explains the charms of the game very well!” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons.

Tennis in the Face is a physics based puzzle game with a hefty dose of slapstick comedy. The player, as the former tennis star Pete Pagassi, must rid the city from the grasp of the evil energy drink manufacturer Explodz Inc. by clearing more than 120 increasingly challenging levels. This is done by knocking out Explodz fueled goons such as creepy clowns, corrupt riot police, mad scientists and hipsters with oversized smartphones by swift tennis serves. Bouncing the ball off walls, platforms and other objectives is the core of the puzzle mechanic, while funny ragdoll characters deliver the comedy.

Features:

  • Easy to pick-up bouncer gameplay
  • Hilarious ragdoll characters
  • Over 120 levels plus bonus game modes
  • 15 rewarding achievements

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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:00:00 MST
Hit Twin Stick Shooter Neon Chrome Launches for Playstation Vita on November 29th http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/252.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/252.html

Tampere, Finland, November 25th 2016 – The hit twin stick shooter Neon Chrome will become available for Playstation Vita on November 29th in the SIEA region and on November 30th in the SIEE region PSN. The game is priced $14.99 USD and is crossbuy with the already available Playstation 4 version.

“Neon Chrome is a great fan favourite shooter. It plays great on the Vita and I’m sure it’ll find a whole bunch of new fans on the handheld.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

Neon Chrome is a top-down twin stick shooter set in a futuristic science fiction setting. Each level is procedurally constructed, meaning levels throughout the game will be unique on every play session. The game features intense gunfight action, destructible environments, and light role playing elements such as permanent statistics upgrades, better weapons, cybernetic enhancements and different character classes.

Features:

  • Shoot through walls, make rooms explode, and obliterate whole floors
  • Explore procedural levels with endless variety
  • Defeat the bosses in hand-crafted boss fights
  • Unlock new abilities, enhancements and weapons
  • Install enhancements and upgrade your weapons

The Playstation 4 version of Neon Chrome supports native 4K graphics at 60 frames per second on the Playstation 4 Pro.

Neon Chrome Playstation 4 trailer: https://youtu.be/ucHrir_41_8

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Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:00:00 MST
Explosive Twin Stick Shooter Neon Chrome Now Available for iOS http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/251.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/251.html

Tampere, Finland, November 17th 2016 - Multiplatform game developer 10tons Ltd. announced today the twin stick shooter Neon Chrome is now available for iOS devices in the iTunes App Store. The game is priced $9.99 USD with a 50% launch discount for the first two weeks.

“Neon Chrome is our flagship title and we spared no effort in making the iOS version as amazing as it can be. We nailed it, making Neon Chrome one of the greatest twin stick shooters on the App Store.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons.

Neon Chrome is an infinite twin-stick top-down shooter with procedurally generated levels and destructible environment. Choose your character, enter the elevator and try to bring down the Overseer - again and again. Neon Chrome is an endless symphony of fight, die, improve and repeat - many players have over 100 hours logged!

Features:

  • Procedurally generated levels - true endless replayability
  • Completely destructible environment
  • Persistent RPG-like character development using loot from your runs
  • Enemies ranging from security guards to massive boss hover tanks
  • Perk system in the form of cybernetic enhancements
  • Discover & unlock enhancements, abilities and weapons
  • MFI controller support & Game Center achievements

Neon Chrome in App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/neon-chrome/id981035758

Neon Chrome iOS trailer: https://youtu.be/YPnDdVvliv0

For more information and assets, see http://neonchromegame.com/ and http://www.10tons.com/Game/neon_chrome.html

Neon Chrome is also available in Steam and for Playstation 4 and Xbox One. The game will also be released for Playstation Vita and additional platforms at a later date.

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Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:00:00 MST
Thrilling Space Shoot’em Up Xenoraid Now Available for Playstation 4 http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/250.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/250.html

Tampere, Finland, November 8th 2016 – The vertically scrolling shoot’em up game Xenoraid by 10tons Ltd. is now available for Playstation 4 in the SIEA region PSN. The game is priced $9.99 USD with a -10% launch discount (-15% for PS Plus subscribers) running through November 14th. The game will launch in SIEE PSN on November 9th.

“Xenoraid is a unique shoot’em up with distinct feel to it. It’s thrilling yet cerebral, like many top indie titles. All action gamers should check it out!” said Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

”As a fan of shmups like Tyrian and Raptor: Call of the Shadows I wanted to bring that kind of broadly accessible action shooter to the modern age. Xenoraid does just that with the novel features we put in, and I’m super happy about that.” said Jaakko Maaniemi, designer of Xenoraid.

Xenoraid is a vertically scrolling shoot’em up where missions are driven procedurally. There are no requirements, nor opportunities, for level or bullet pattern memorization. The game features advanced shooting mechanics and real time fighter switching. There is also fighter squadron management between missions. For longevity the game features a Hard Mode and three survival levels with online leaderboards.

Features:

  • Experience dynamic shoot'em up action with no level memorization
  • Switch between four fighters in the heat of combat
  • Manage your squadron with weapon and tech upgrades
  • Master advanced shooting mechanics like fighter tilting and weapon heat
  • Fight through a Campaign mode with more than 40 missions and four boss fights
  • Compete in three endless Survival stages with online leaderboards
  • Play all game modes in 2-4 player local co-op

Xenoraid trailer: https://youtu.be/crmVkkIlSkg

Xenoraid for Playstation 4: https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/xenoraid/cid=UP4403-CUSA04985_00-XENORAID00000000

Xenoraid will be released for Playstation Vita at a later date.

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Tue, 08 Nov 2016 16:00:00 MST
Near Future Space Shoot’em Up Xenoraid Now Available for Xbox One http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/249.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/249.html

Tampere, Finland, November 8th 2016 – Independent game developer 10tons Ltd. announced today the vertically scrolling shoot’em up game Xenoraid is now available for Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self publishing program. The game is priced $9.99 USD with a -15% launch discount running through November 18th.

“Xenoraid is a great title in the euroshmup flavor of vertically scrolling shoot’em ups. There haven’t been nearly enough games like this in recent years, so I’m confident the demand is there.” said Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

”I’m thrilled to see how Xbox One gamers respond to Xenoraid. I couldn’t be happier about how enthusiastic the early response to the unique features we put in the game has been.” said Jaakko Maaniemi, designer of Xenoraid.

Xenoraid is a vertically scrolling shoot’em up where missions are driven procedurally. There are no requirements, nor opportunities, for level or bullet pattern memorization. The game features advanced shooting mechanics and real time fighter switching. There is also fighter squadron management between missions. For longevity the game features a Hard Mode and three survival levels with online leaderboards.

Features:

  • Experience dynamic shoot'em up action with no level memorization
  • Switch between four fighters in the heat of combat
  • Manage your squadron with weapon and tech upgrades
  • Master advanced shooting mechanics like fighter tilting and weapon heat
  • Fight through a Campaign mode with more than 40 missions and four boss fights
  • Compete in three endless Survival stages with online leaderboards
  • Play all game modes in 2-4 player local co-op

Xenoraid trailer on Xbox YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/6uO2tH7pe4c

Xenoraid for Xbox One: https://www.microsoft.com/store/p/xenoraid/btgrp642sc5f

Xenoraid will be released in the Windows Store at a later date.

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Tue, 08 Nov 2016 09:00:00 MST
Twin Stick Shooter Neon Chrome Now Features Native 4K Support on PS4 Pro http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/248.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/248.html

Tampere, Finland, November 3rd 2016 – Independent game developer 10tons announced today the twin stick shooter game Neon Chrome supports native 4K resolution on Playstation 4 Pro. The update adding the enhanced resolution is available immediately. The game is priced $14.99 USD.

“We’re proud to have our flagship title Neon Chrome in native 4K resolution, at solid 60 frames per second, available in the PSN well in time for Playstation 4 Pro’s launch. It’s a great shooter and it looks better than ever on the most cutting edge console hardware out there.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

Neon Chrome is a top-down twin stick shooter set in a futuristic science fiction setting. Each level is procedurally constructed, meaning levels throughout the game will be unique on every play session. The game features intense gunfight action, destructible environments, and light role playing elements such as permanent statistics upgrades, better weapons, cybernetic enhancements and different character classes.

The 4K version of Neon Chrome is rendered natively at 3840x2160 resolution, 60 frames per second. No upscaling is used.

Features:

  • Shoot through walls, make rooms explode, and obliterate whole floors
  • Explore procedural levels with endless variety
  • Defeat the bosses in hand-crafted boss fights
  • Unlock new abilities, enhancements and weapons
  • Install enhancements and upgrade your weapons
  • Local co-op devastation for 2-4 players

For 4K screenshots and video, see: http://neonchromegame.com/2016/11/03/neon-chrome-4k-is-live-on-ps4-pro/

Neon Chrome on PSN: https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/neon-chrome/cid=UP4403-CUSA03505_00-NEONCHROME000000

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Thu, 03 Nov 2016 12:00:00 MDT
Novel Shoot’em Up Xenoraid Launches for Xbox One on November 8th http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/247.html http://www.10tons.com/ShowPressRelease/247.html

Tampere, Finland, October 26th 2016 – Multiplatform game developer 10tons announced today the vertically scrolling shoot’em up Xenoraid will launch for Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program on November 8th. The game is priced $9.99 USD. A preorder with 15% discount starts today.

“Xenoraid is a perfect mix of classic shoot’em up gameplay and modern execution. It’s great for everyone familiar with the genre as it was in its golden age, as well as anyone just looking for thrilling blasting action in space.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons Ltd.

“We were able to launch the game on Steam a bit earlier and the player feedback has been heartwarmingly positive. Gamers have responded to the game’s design goals beautifully, and I couldn’t be happier about it.” says Jaakko Maaniemi, designer of Xenoraid.

Xenoraid is a vertically scrolling shoot’em up with gameplay rooted in the classic days of the genre, before the currently popular bullet hell games. The game’s missions are driven procedurally, so there are no requirements for level or bullet pattern memorization. There is a particular focus in shooting mechanics. Modern features such as switching between four fighters during action and fighter squadron management between missions give the title additional depth. Three survival levels with online leaderboards provide the stiffest challenge and replayability for the biggest fans.

Features:

  • Experience dynamic shoot'em up action with no level memorization
  • Switch between four fighters in the heat of combat
  • Manage your squadron with weapon and tech upgrades
  • Master advanced shooting mechanics like fighter tilting and weapon heat
  • Fight through a Campaign mode with more than 40 missions and four boss fights
  • Compete in three endless Survival stages with online leaderboards
  • Play all game modes in 2-4 player local co-op

For more information and presskit, see http://www.10tons.com/Game/xenoraid.html

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Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:00:00 MDT