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Legacy of the Elder Star
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Sep 17, 2015 @ 11:01am
Jun 7, 2016 @ 11:00am

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Release date: Spring 2016
Become the Cosmonaut, mythic hero of the stars, and defend the universe against the Infinite Legion in this fast-paced arcade shooter featuring unique mouse-driven movement, dynamic enemy patterns, unlockable weapons, and online leaderboards!


Legacy of the Elder Star is a shoot-em-up (AKA "shmup") in the tradition of Gradius and R-Type, but with one key difference: this game is controlled exclusively with the mouse. 1:1 mouse control provides a level of fluidity and precision rarely seen in the genre, and that's nowhere more evident than in the Cosmonaut's unique "star dash" attack: simply click and drag through multiple foes to destroy them all!

  • Fast-paced shmup gameplay with 1:1 mouse control for unparalleled fluidity and precision
  • A unique and graceful "star dash" mechanic
  • Procedurally-composed gameplay sequences: say goodbye to the tedious level memorization
    required for success in other shmups!
  • Optimize your build with unlockable weapons and special abilities
  • Pit your best score against the world on the online leaderboard
  • Share your greatest moments with built-in animated GIF capture
  • Vibrant hand-painted imagery in gorgeous 1080p at 60 FPS
  • Coming soon to PC, Mac, and Linux
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Benjamin.K.Anderson Oct 9, 2015 @ 8:57am 
Congrats on getting greenlit, guys!
DenArgon Oct 7, 2015 @ 9:54pm 
Indie Games Channel одобряет! :steamhappy:

❄ GhostLIN 🐧 Oct 4, 2015 @ 8:40am 
RobJNova Oct 3, 2015 @ 7:13am 
This game is a ton of fun! I absolutely love the art style (especially the design of the cosmonaut) and gameplay. The demo is really well polished and it definitely got a yes from me!
If anyone wants to check it out I made a let's play video of the first quest!

Let's Play Video:
Syzo Sep 29, 2015 @ 10:54am 
Looks fun, upvoted, but i get the felling this game would be more suited to an android/iphone due to the whole mouse swiping buisness.
AdoxTNW Sep 28, 2015 @ 6:06am 
Amazing graphics and animation. Looks promising!
invicticide  [author] Sep 25, 2015 @ 4:22pm 
@Wolf Fivousix: I'm not sure local co-op really works with this design, since you'd kinda need to have two mice hooked up. Never say never (especially if we end up doing controller support) but right now we have no plans for co-op.
Wolf Fivousix Sep 24, 2015 @ 10:24pm 
@invicticide: Hmmm, that does make it much more appealing! I suppose that if the Steam Controller is all Valve say it is, you won't even need to worry about handling controller support.
Any intention on adding a local co-op?
invicticide  [author] Sep 24, 2015 @ 2:29pm 
@drfeu Thanks a ton! <3
drfeu Sep 24, 2015 @ 1:40pm 
Kickstarted it! Downloading the demo now. Looks awesome.