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Shwip
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Platforms: PC
Languages: English
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Aug 30, 2012 @ 6:44pm
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Shwip Greenlit!
Description
Release date: 2014
Shwip is the only twin-stick shooter with a WHIP!
Satisfy your daily pixel-induced fix by blowing up your enemies with an arsenal of weapons the US Army would be jealous of. Set traps, disable, and boost your way to safety with tight controls that keep you in control. Show off your skills in style mode, or go brute force in arcade; then, settle down for a tense romp through desolate space while avoiding active mines. Did we mention Shwip has global leaderboards and local multiplayer? Compete against friends or random internet strangers and reach for the top, soldier.

What others are saying

Originally posted by kantvshume:
Listen, this game is beautiful. Shwip is absolutely a labor of love, I believe that--the controls alone are a testament to the belief. It will take a while to get remotely decent at this, but, the ship is so dexterously controlled and the variety of weapons and movements so diverse in type and usefulness, that you will be able to truly develop your own tailored style of play, completely different from other players, yet highly capable

Originally posted by Skip:
Seriously addictive, I hope the greenlight is successful as I can't wait to play the full game.

Originally posted by gwildor:
after 55 games tonight.. I think it's fair to say.... I LIKE IT! it has that ok.. just one more round feel. and then I end up playing five more rounds..

Originally posted by 2HitAdam:
I got a chance to play the game and I have to say, this thing is tight! Super polished, very beautiful, and heaps of fun. I used to play the hell out of Beat Hazard, this kind of reminds me of it but way more tactical with the whip and magnet action.

Originally posted by Elezeid Audio Studio:
Shwip demo was awesome! Can't wait to never see my name in the leaderboards! @JamhammerGames


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Gameplay

We insist Shwip be played as you wish. So we've given a few cool modes to ensure maximum levels of fun and excitement for everyone.

Arcade
Going out in 15 minutes and need a quick particle induced fix? Buckle up, buddy. This is three minutes of increasingly difficult enemies spawns and swarms with one objective; to turn you into dust. Arcade features all the weapon types but no ship improvements, so you better be ready. This is the arcade mode you grew up with and love, so set those high scores and compete against your friends.

Style
This is where you show off your newly formed Shwip skills. Link up attacks using different weapons, fly dangerously close to your foes, and; minimize your time spent out-of-bounds to increase your style multiplier. Then spend your hard-earned points on upgrades to your Shwip’s awesome arsenal. The difficulty slowly increases, and enemies get harder to kill – so make sure you always think of new ways to destroy your foes.

Minefield
You’re placed in an desolate environment with a wounded ship, a damaged weapons system and a serious case of home-sickness. There are mines scattered everywhere, and a series of areas you need to fly by in sequence. Sound hard? Well it gets harder. We are still developing the concept of this mode so hold on tight, we have surprises for you!

Practice
Choose the enemy type and frequency and unleash your might. Great for learning how to gain style points or just to mess around and show off new skills to your friends and family. There are no time limits, so customize your gameplay experience and get your particle fix for the day.

Enemies

What's a shoot em up without a wide array of enemies to tango with? These foes will have you fiddling with your controllers in ways you never thought possible. Take solace in the beauty of their particle ridden demise. Shwip features a range of enemies from floaty pawns to pack hunting units. You can read more about each enemy on our website!



Weapons

From industry standard blasters to the Shwip. We give you an awesome array of cool weapons and abilities to use and abuse. Pro-tip : Each weapon has an alternate use. From a whip, to missiles, to mines, to boosting, to blasting to magnets. Destroy your enemies as you please!

Online Leaderboards & Stats

Compete against the world and track global stats on our website and in-game. More information is coming as we develop out this feature. Currently it's in a very simple state, but we have big plans.

Multiplayer

W're bring back LOCAL multi-player. Play with up to 3 of your friends in each mode. Pick a colour and game on, friends. We really want to spruce multiplayer up with Vs modes, etc. Stay tuned and let us know which modes you'd like to see.

Controls

One of our main focus points with Shwip are tight controls controls. Floaty ships bothered us in geometry wars and other shooters. We tightened up the controls and introduced zero lag inputs. It's recommended that you use an xbox 360 controller to gain the full benefits. Of course, we also support keyboard and mouse. We support cross play xbox360 controller and pc controls in multiplayer. We also support a DS3 running motion joy or Better DS3 as it can emulate a 360 pad perfectly.

This game is still in development, we're always looking for feedback and ideas so let us know in the comments.
Popular Discussions View All (6)
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Dec 15 @ 1:57pm
Beta crashing on start.
Monsieur Hon Hon
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Sep 5 @ 9:40am
PINNED: Shwip Arcade Playtest Feedback
Convenientbox
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Nov 9 @ 12:29pm
PINNED: Shwip Progress Update
Convenientbox
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человек чебурек Nov 29 @ 11:03am 
nice
Convenientbox  [author] Nov 3 @ 6:40am 
Another new video added! 60fps look at an early minefield mode. We're still tweaking and adjusting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MaadgXSSvI

Thanks for the votes everyone! We're getting closer to the top100 and need every yes vote we can get. Tell your friends!
Convenientbox  [author] Oct 22 @ 9:48am 
New trailer up, check it out above!!
Original potato Oct 10 @ 8:17am 
O_O
Convenientbox  [author] Oct 10 @ 7:39am 
Thanks Shrek!!!
Shrek "Barry Obummer" Obama Sep 22 @ 3:34pm 
Shwip is all about a creative game mechanic tied to finely tuned basics most of us know well, executed without muddling about the point- blowing up random colorful things. You get what you came for in the best way possible, my only real quibble being that I would like to see even more emphasis on bombastic graphical excess in the explosions and gameplay. I strongly suspect that's already on the table for ConvenientBox and StrategicBanana anyway.
Original potato Sep 20 @ 2:48am 
i twittered him :P but when i posted that comment
but yeah
lets hope he does
Convenientbox  [author] Sep 19 @ 5:20pm 
Thanks Kurping, let's hope he does!
Original potato Sep 19 @ 2:52pm 
i said nerd3 to play this
he probally wont tho ):
Convenientbox  [author] Sep 7 @ 6:43pm 
@VRoteBal, Definitely an interesting concept! And thanks Grenadier and others! :)