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XYDONIA / ザイドニア
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Jun 20, 2016 @ 9:39am
Jan 17, 2017 @ 9:16am
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Update on Xydonia's current situation.

In the year 30XX, technology has made space travel an accessible feat. However, the legacy of planet Xydonia's inhabitants still remains a mystery to this day. Countless adventurers and opportunists ventured in search of the remains of this ancient civilization and its homeworld, but none of them lived to tell the tale.

Now it's your turn to uncover Xydonia's coordinates and reach for the ultimate goal, which could be eternal life, infinite knowledge or a sealed, limited edition copy of that shmup from 19XX!

XYDONIA is an old school arcade horizontal shoot 'em up, inspired by the Japanese milestones of the genre, such as R-Type, Gradius and Darius. Our goal is to bring you a game that looks, sounds and feels exactly like one of those classics, but retaining its own identity at the same time.

The game is currently being developed by a small team of 3 arcade junkies and has reached alpha stage.

The main features we have in store for the final version are:
  • Old-school 16-bit arcade style 2D graphics, faithful to the technical specs of the time (similar to Neo Geo/mid-‘90s titles)
  • Music and sound effects created by emulating the arcade Yamaha YM2151+SegaPCM configuration (FM synthesis + samples), the "big brother" of the YM2612 (SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis audio configuration)
  • 4:3 aspect ratio with optional, customizable CRT emulation shader + border overlay for widescreen monitors
  • A varied roster of characters, each with their own unique play style
  • Easy to learn, hard to master scoring/ranking system
  • Two-player Co-op
  • Dynamic stage progression, multiple paths and endings
  • Playthrough customization, with tons of hidden weapons and characters
  • "Scavenging" system, which will encourage players to refine their skills to maximize their rewards

Besides the 3 main characters you'll be able to pick from the start, there will be more to be unlocked by playing the game, each with their own gameplay style!

After selecting your ship and weapons, to further customize your setup, you'll be able to select a non playable assist character, each possessing a passive gameplay modifier.

You can also decide to dive in without any assist and get a boost on your score multiplier!

Level progression will be dynamic, with different paths of destruction to follow, resulting in various endings that also depend on the character you selected.

Some stages will be reachable only after meeting certain conditions while others could just be hidden!

Most extra characters' unlocking will be tied to some paths, stages or special events, so the game keeps getting bigger!

Weapon unlocking on the other hand will be possible thanks to the scrap you'll be collecting from the enemy bosses, after you wrecked 'em of course!

XYDONIA's technical aspect and style are carefully crafted to recreate the look and feel of the era, and to further enhance this we implemented an optional CRT emulation shader + border overlay for widescreen monitors.

Plus, the game will feature a slick Yamaha YM2151+Sega PCM powered musical score that really gives it a unique atmosphere and tone, thanks to the audio marvels of FM synthesis.

Here's a sample of our soundtrack, check out Stage 00 and 1-B BGM!

COSMIC STRIDE【コズミック・ストライド 】on YouTube

MIDNIGHT INTRUDER【ミドナイト・イントルーダー 】on YouTube


We often post development progress and updates via our social links, so feel free to follow us! Any constructive feedback is welcome too!

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Dreamer Oct 10, 2018 @ 11:09am 
I need to play this!! :happyBUD:
Breaking Bytes  [author] Feb 7, 2018 @ 5:11am 
Hey guys, we're still here!
Sorry for the lack of activity on our social accounts, we've had some difficulties in our personal lives which slowed us down. We're back at it now though, and we're going to update you as soon as possible!
2a03 Feb 4, 2018 @ 7:13am 
devs are dead
最喜欢小菜芽了 Oct 2, 2017 @ 8:42am 
Is it still possible to back this on kickstarted? I just found out about this and would like to donate for the rewards.
ByDo-CoRe Jun 19, 2017 @ 5:26pm 
Looks totally awesome shoot em up and cant wait to play it :)
jfvaldivieso May 2, 2017 @ 11:18am 
@Breaking Bytes
Sweet! Looking forward to playing this. Looks awesome.
Breaking Bytes  [author] May 2, 2017 @ 5:05am 
It's definitely happening. In fact, we just posted a new update!
jfvaldivieso Apr 18, 2017 @ 9:38am 
So is this game happening? I want to play this.
Xonatron Apr 10, 2017 @ 5:48pm 
Patrick Jan 17, 2017 @ 3:40am