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Genre: Shooter
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Dec 30, 2016 @ 9:34pm
Jan 12 @ 10:14am
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Update 1-12-2017 - Greenlit!
Update 1-7-2017
Description
Release date: December 31, 2016
The game is available right now, right here: https://gravitygames.itch.io/cthon

Evil Has Awakened

It is the 24th century, and mankind has only recently begun expanding its reach to the star systems nearest our own Solar System.

A dark and terrible secret is buried within a misshapen moon nestled in the massive asteroid belt of the Epsilon Eridani system. Pythos colony was built there ostensibly to exploit the planetoid's mineral resources, but now they've disturbed a kind of evil that lurks beyond the fringes of our comprehension.

Through an ever-changing labyrinth, you will remold yourself into a cybernetic killing machine using the powerful technologies of a long-dead alien civilization. With these new-found weapons, you will pave a path of aberrant corpses toward the greatest threat to mankind ever encountered.

Cthon is an old school science-fiction first-person shooter, where you become a cybernetic weapon against the dark legions of a powerful evil entity - known only as Cthon - who lurks within the planetoid. It is a classic space horror game, aesthetically inspired by the likes of Doom, System Shock, and Quake.

The game is 100% Let's Play, stream, and screenshot friendly.

Features
  • Fight - and die - through nine sprawling randomly generated levels. No two games are ever the same, and permanent death ensures unrelenting tension.
  • Modify yourself with the cybernetic technologies of the ancients. A unique upgrade-powering system allows you to get down to the details of character building, and choose the stats you want, when you want, with millions of permutations. Mod types include defensive upgrades like health, armor and speed, offensive upgrades that can increase your damage and rate of fire, and other upgrades that affect the projectiles you fire, like the ability to pierce through multiple targets or shoot bursts of smaller rounds.
  • Slay an extensive array of monstrous creatures, each with intriguing tactical strengths and weaknesses.
  • Choose one of three characters, each of them specialized toward different cybernetic builds.
  • Multiple difficulty levels allow you to adjust the nightmare world to your tastes.
  • Use nano-tech currency to gain a strategic edge - access machines that can forge new items, replenish your resources, and expand your cybernetic framework.
  • The complex, haunting soundtrack complements the dark and oppressive atmosphere.
Popular Discussions View All (4)
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10 hours ago
Some suggestions for the game
Pelerin
5
Jan 7 @ 7:09pm
Steam Keys for Itch.io purchases?
ZombiePlasticClock
1
Jan 14 @ 7:28pm
CTHON multiplayer
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231 Comments
cyan0s1s 5 hours ago 
I adore these kinds of games, looks fun!
Alexander Jan 15 @ 9:52am 
Your game has received the green light!
Congratulations!!!
HellCow [ON] Jan 14 @ 1:27pm 
Hey, if your interested i coud promote your game or/and if you need/want i test the game to write a review for it and find glitches/bugs if there are any.
Also i can get some more testers if necesary,

If your interested at getting promotion. Add me i in steam or send me a mail: Liecis19@gmail.com

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Happy New Year :)
Kaliba Jan 13 @ 1:45pm 
its nostalgic and very nice. Dude I am a localizator (translator), do you want to work with me? I allready worked for EfezGames and MobiGames. My languages are turkish, german english. Let me know
Gravity Games  [author] Jan 12 @ 4:52pm 
@Bellatrix Thank you for your suggestions! The plan is to improve the environment for the final release, in addition to many other changes. I don't want to reveal just yet some of the environment/dungeon changes in store, but rest assured it will be very cool.
JOSH Jan 12 @ 9:38am 
I don't like this type of games :)
Bellatrix Jan 12 @ 8:04am 
GG is on to something here. Sometimes you just need a good 'ol FPS to pass the time. I gotta agree with Shades of Bath on some of the aspects of the game that will make is just that much better: sprite animation, and some interactive touches to the environmment.

Also, what I saw in the video showed just a flat style to the dungeon. Will the dungeons become progressively more complex or will they all be as flat as shown in the video?
Simplified_Chaos Jan 11 @ 10:27pm 
Really nice looking game. Reminds me of some old shooters. It's super interesting that it is built in gamemaker, as I never really viewed gamemaker as anything other than a platformer 2D type game engine. Its amazing what you're doing here, keep it up!
jamelip4 Jan 11 @ 10:01pm 
Yep, Good Old games
smoked Jan 11 @ 4:07pm 
Dang, this looks awesome! Love the style and theme, and personally I think it's really cool that it was coded in GM. Makes me happy to see that people are still creating some great things with it (it was still on version 4.3 when I first used it, back in the good ol' Overmars days).

Hope everything goes well!