I know, yet another pixel 2D shooter game that wants to be retro. However, if you enjoy small indie projects that consist of 2D platforming, co-op play and senseless shooting, I think 龍兄弟 might be a game worth checking out. Space Lizard Studio’s 龍兄弟 is set to hit Steam Early Access on September 16th.
Those who recall this very project running through Steam Greenlight have some pretty good memory. After the small project took to the messy Greenlight platform it passed through with ease — after being on Greenlight for a few days.
If you don’t know what this game is about, you as the player will take control of two 龍兄弟 in search of their mom, who was stolen by robots named Mechaliches. Like most 2D games that are channeling the retro atmosphere, explosives and automatic weapons are very prominent and are a key essential to getting your dragon-mom back.
“Robots are everywhere, destroying the place you used to call home! The only cure for this terrible mess is to wipe out those cranky machines with bullets and big explosions! Play as a young dragon in this 2D retro run & gun adventure in co-op or solo. Free your Dragon-mom from the evil Mechaliches!”
Something I think that should be fixed is the life bars and UI surrounding the HUD. It looks quite cheap to be honest, and could stand to use a bit more polish in that area.