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Kite
 
 
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Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Apr 29, 2016 @ 8:09am
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English Translation of Slack-O-Tastic Interview With Kite's Creator Released!
SLACK-O-TASTIC Magazine features HUGE intervew with Kite's creator!
Description
Release date: Q4 2016
Retake control of the secret weapons base Arch City and try to pick up the pieces left by a mysterious robot uprising. Prepare for the assault by customizing your load out with a vast arsenal of beam rifles, laser swords, explosives, revolvers, mines, flame throwers and rail guns. Equip your H.O.R.D. chassis with technology reclaimed from battle and become the ultimate soldier. Blast your way through classic lush pixel art environments - crippling enemy infrustructure and rescuing any survivors.

Protection comes in many forms including point defense drones, energy shields, and mini-bots. A meaty stat system gives you room for limitless flexibility. Strive to obtain the highest 'S' rank on each stage to fully upgrade and unlock your character. Find the most overpowered combinations of weapons and abilities and maximize your damage per second or become the ultimate bruiser and turbo into battle weilding beam swords!



Features
  • Massive destructible pixel art environments.
  • Frenzied objective based combat against giant enemy swarms
  • All original retro-future synthwave soundtrack and 3D audio SFX.
  • Descover the truth behind the robot uprising & secure the master databanks!
  • Rescue a huge cast of characters, each granting new upgrades.
  • Endless customization & viable builds aplenty.
  • Flexible scoring system rewards thorough players & speed runners.
  • Crushing enemy lineup of bots, droids, turrets, & huge bosses!




Kite refers to the classic gaming trope 'kiting'. When a player is being chased by an enemy, together they resemble someone flying a kite, as if the player had the enemy on a string and was leading it along. No surprise, Kite's gameplay revovles around this mechanic. Equiped with turbo speed and bullet time for slow motion aiming or dodging the player has a wealth of capabilites to assist them with the chase. Pulling inspiration from '90s era gaming and injecting it with modern controls and intricate customization, Kite is a love letter from the retro future to the classic twin stick shooter. Can you kite?



Alpha Download
  • You can get the newest build from IndieDB or Kite's Presskit [www.labcatgames.net]
  • Tutorial isn't fully implemented and everything is unlocked
  • Play through six complete stages + challenge level
  • Transport yourself back to the future with tunes from the soundtrack!
  • Leaving feedback is a massive help to game development, so don't be shy!
  • Spread the word and remember to vote!





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Opossum Oct 13, 2016 @ 2:22am 
222 views on minds... https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/633141395208548366 ... every little bit helps right?:P
J2Phoenix May 31, 2016 @ 7:05pm 
Saw this at the Indie Playtest Night in Eugene. Looks beautiful and awesome! You can tell a lot of love and effort was put into development. Looking forward to its release.
Deeps  [author] May 28, 2016 @ 7:44pm 
@ scartheatre Thanks for visiting the Playtest Night and checking out my game! It was such a blast last night!
gamewill May 28, 2016 @ 3:26pm 
Saw this at the Indie Games Playtest Night last night and it looked really cool!
Tri-Coastal Games May 10, 2016 @ 6:36pm 
Loving the music! This is looking pretty sweet!
Deeps  [author] May 10, 2016 @ 2:22pm 
@ BeholdSisyphus Appreciate it! Thanks for coming by and voting!
BeholdSisyphus May 10, 2016 @ 12:12pm 
Looking good, Deeps. Can't wait for the release!
Deeps  [author] May 10, 2016 @ 10:28am 
@ josiebourgeois Thanks man! Me too!
josiebourgeois May 10, 2016 @ 5:58am 
Looking forward to this game!