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WE ARE DOOMED
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Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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May 19, 2014 @ 9:11am
Mar 27 @ 10:03am
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Greenlit! (and Release Date)
PAX East 2015
We Are Doomed is great to look at, and even more great to play. Instead of having long-ranged bullets or missiles, players are armed with a somewhat short laserbeam. (…) The laserbeam forces player to properly manage their movements and space around themselves, getting close enough to enemies to kill them but staying far enough away to not be killed.

I love how James Cunningham at Hardcore Gamer[www.hardcoregamer.com] describes the new Endless mode:
There’s also a new Endless mode that spawns enemies in an infinite cascade of popcorn enemies, ramping up in difficulty far more quickly than the main campaign as the horde zones you in and forces you to manage the space around you rather than worrying about screen-clearing.

And finally, The Queen of the Nerds[queenofthenerds.net] sums it up quite nicely:
I would play the hell out of this game. The colors are very eye catching and the music is good. I think my favorite part of this game is the unique and colorful bad guys. Blast ‘em!

Thanks again to all the new supporters, and please, keep spreading the word!

Description
Release date: Available now
WE ARE DOOMED is a twin-stick shooter where you zap polygon baddies with an absurdly overpowered laserbeam.

Dive head-first into the action with reckless ambition, charge the SUPERBEAM, and zap everything out of existence in an instant. Chase high scores or just enjoy the beautiful explosion of geometry, colour and light.

  • Pure arcade action. No cutscenes, storylines, or lengthy tutorials.

  • An overpowered laserbeam weapon, and the more ridiculous SUPERBEAM.

  • Waves mode: 30 waves that range from chill to hyper-intense.

  • Endless mode: An endless barrage of baddies. How many zones can you survive?

  • Quick to start, and quick to restart for "just one more" game.

  • A vibrant world of neon colours, bold shapes, and glitching geometry.

  • A beautiful, chill, and occasionally glitchy soundscape.




EXCITING FUTURE PLANS

WE ARE DOOMED is making its way to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in April 2015. I'd love for it to be on Steam at the same time.

Steam gets me leaderboards and achievements, both of which make arcade-style games like this one oh-so-much-more fun. Also, if possible (and I don't see why it wouldn't be), Steam keys for everyone who has already bought the game on Humble or itch.io.


Present-Day Status

WE ARE DOOMED is available today, in a v1.0 form that doesn't quite include all the features listed above. All outstanding features will be included in a free update soon after the console release.

Humble Store[www.humblebundle.com]
itch io[vertexpop.itch.io]

The excellent soundtrack is available on Bandcamp[robbyduguay.bandcamp.com]


Kind Words by Smart People

One of the best arena shooters ever made
Rob Fearon[www.merseyremakes.co.uk]

Your own laser – which is more like a flamethrowers than a laser – elicited so much joy in me that I was rendered speechless for the first few levels
Warp Zoned (Best of PAX Prime 2013)[www.warpzoned.com]

A perfectly-paced arcade challenge that imprints its own unique style
James Cunningham, Hardcore Gamer (4/5)[www.hardcoregamer.com]




Friends on Greenlight

Death Ray Manta by Rob Fearon: unapologetically colourful, loud and just plain daft. Videogame with pop song feelings.

Leave Home and qrth-phyl by hermitgames: A pair of abstract, glowy, atmospheric and beautiful videogames.
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Vertex Pop Mar 11 @ 8:40am 
Ahhh, thanks so much folks! I really appreciate all this post-PAX love! :)
CornetTheory Mar 10 @ 3:26pm 
Really fun concept, It plays smoothly and leaves you wanting more each round. I can't wait to spend days score attacking the leaderboard!
turner776 Mar 10 @ 7:35am 
This was so much fun at PAX.
jugglemank Mar 9 @ 3:26pm 
Played at PAX East and loved it! Thanks for the awesome game, Mo!
joe_jegede Mar 8 @ 12:02pm 
Awesome looking game, Love the superbeam :) Looks fun, Can't wait to play it.
SQUID= Dabn Mar 8 @ 5:59am 
Saw this at PAX East 2015, very fun!
dna.noodle Feb 24 @ 10:20pm 
Such gorgeous unity between the audio and video! Good luck with Greenlight!
Vertex Pop Feb 17 @ 9:27am 
@coop: Ah thanks! :)

@Yumabillion: No coincidence, I'm definitely inspired by and totally love Rob's work! And you'll notice the feeling is mutual ... check out the first quote under "Kind Words" :)
-coop- Feb 4 @ 2:05pm 
Loved the demo during SIX at PAX. Can't wait for this one to hit Steam!
Shafylus Dec 15, 2014 @ 8:11pm 
Looks good, voted!