Friday, 14 March 2014
Ex-Superbot Entertainment developers interesting RPG
Last year when Superbot Entertainment laid off a number of its employees following completion of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, a new indie studio was formed from the remnants of that debacle - Dead Alien Cult. Dead Alien Cult consists of developers that have worked on titles that have gone on to do well for Sony (PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, God of War III, WarHawk) so Its not suprising to hear them describe their debut game as “Arcade Action-Adventure-Dual Stick Shooter-Dungeon Crawl-Rogue-Like-Lite” to be titled Viking Ghost, that draws inspriration from the likes of The Legend of Zelda, Robotron, The Binding of Isaac and Spelunky.
In Viking Ghost you’ll be using many different weapons and special abilities to fight your way through waves of enemies, as well as each level’s Boss. In addition to combat, you’ll be solving simple puzzles to advance through certain areas. Viking Ghost also features a light upgrade system, where you can spend experience points gained during battle at the end of each level, to further improve attributes like speed, attack, defense, etc. You’ll also be able to spend coins on various items to help you along your way.
Viking Ghost is in development for PC, Mac and Linux at the moment with no word yet of a release on other formats.