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Genre: Action
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Aug 30, 2012 @ 5:40pm
Nov 13 @ 10:47am
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Finally Greenlit
10/08 Update - Fixes
Description
Release date: Early 2015
" It’s a tough little game, but my word, is it ever fun, and so very well presented" - Indie Statik

"this is an intense and satisfying game which should fulfill your need for an arcade shooter for a nice amount of time" - Indie Retro News

"retroFuture's zX is not like most shmups. Instead of encouraging passive play or requiring the player to dodge a ton of bullets, players should dive straight into the line of fire to reflect enemy shots and power up their hyper gun." - Indie Games The Weblog


'zX' brings the euphoric intensity of bullet hell shmups to a new arena. Pilot your small, but formidable ship through swarms of foul monstrosities and cybernetic juggernauts, carving a path of insane destruction through the games cavernous levels.

Master your ships flexible, dual-type hybrid gun system and make short work of your enemies. Turn the intimidating maelstrom of enemy bullets to your advantage by deflecting them back to your foes with the ships powerful twin-blade attack, simultaneously fueling your insanely powerful hyper-gun. Slice through their monstrous ranks, and leave nothing alive.

'zX' encourages and rewards reckless, daredevil styled play... for only the insane will survive. Featuring lovingly crafted retro-futuristic aesthetics, intense, atmospheric sound-scapes and tight, responsive controls, this is the game your childhood self always wanted to play.

'zX' is the debut project of South African based, one-man developer 'retroFuture.'

Demo is finally ready! Apologies for the delay, but the additions, changes and bug fixes were all worth it.
Download demo here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/23376639/zX-Demo.rar
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Karuji  [author] Nov 13 @ 11:06am 
So we just got Greenlit!
Thank you guys so so SO much for all the support and encouragement.
You folks have been so rad with your support.
Hope you all have a fucking good time with the game when we're done :D
Dead Snow Nov 7 @ 2:03pm 
GG
pieterator Nov 7 @ 5:28am 
From a fellow South African Indie Dev I wish you all the best with the launch of your game. It's looking really polished, can't wait to play it when it's done :D
Karuji  [author] Nov 6 @ 2:12pm 
Thanks Jass. We're still hard at work getting it done!

Should probably update the screenshots here with the new stuff which looks way better ;)
Jass10 Nov 6 @ 9:30am 
I know it was hard work and... it looks like a good game.
AMERICAx888 Sep 16 @ 1:38pm 
looks like its goin to be addictive as hell
Karuji  [author] Sep 16 @ 7:28am 
Thanks for the encouragement :D

We're going to be putting up a new demo in the comming weeks so keep an eye out for it!
PCnerdDR Sep 14 @ 2:51pm 
Looks Sweet!! Keep up the Good Work!!!
Fishman465 Sep 10 @ 9:50pm 
Nice to see that you're still working at it, I'll try to get some votes in.
retroFuture  [author] Aug 31 @ 11:38pm 
@Kraf Sorry about the misleading release date. Haven't updated the description in a long, long time. Looking at releasing early 2015. Working as fast as we can (between our jobs) to get the new demo ready.