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Post by Eorl @ 03:06pm 29/08/14 | 1 Comments
Rock Band and Dance Central creator Harmonix is making a musical shooter — no, not that other musical shooter. The developer's latest game, A City Sleeps, looks like a shoot 'em up developed in the style of Cave or Treasure, but with the studio's trademark musical hook.

A City Sleeps is a twin-stick shooter for PC that gives players control of Poe, a "dream exorcist" who can "enter the minds of sleeping hosts to rid their dreams of demons." Using a sword named Heartstrings and a gang of ghost familiars as sidekicks, Poe battles colorful enemies through dreamscapes while dodging bullet hell-style swarms of projectiles. Her ghost familiars can possess inanimate objects in the world, which will then assist her in battle.

The game features an original soundtrack, Harmonix says, that drives player projectiles, enemy spawning, movement and bullet patterns. It will be available on Windows PC and Mac in October via Steam and can be pre-ordered now at a discount.

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Posted 10:22pm 31/8/14
i've seen more technically and creatively complex side-scrollers in the 'crap i made when i was stoned' folder of cert 3 tafe games design students ugh. these games are cool, but they can't be worth more than $1-2. especially if singleplayer only. NEXT!
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