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STRACO
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Genre: Action, Shooter
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Apr 2, 2017 @ 9:23pm
Jun 8, 2017 @ 11:42am
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Greenlit!
Description
Release date: Second quarter 2017
STRACO is a top down 2D shooter with tower defense elements, ability progression, and a mission based single player campaign. In the campaign, you will fight in vehicles and on foot, with support towers and alone, in large outside areas and inside the cramped corridors of buildings. Each mission presents new and challenging obstacles to overcome!

Features:
• Obliterate your enemies with 6 upgradeable weapon types!
• Enhance your team with 4 devastating abilities like invulnerability and slow time!
• Upgrade yourself and your towers to dominate the competition!
• Impress your friends with your amazing global high scores!
• Express your creativity with the in game Editor! (The same tools I used to make the game!)
• Explore the 16 diverse single player missions! (5+ hours!)
• Dominate 3 completely different mini games! (each with their own global high score list!)
• Educate yourself with the extensive tutorials for new players, or just jump right in and learn as you go!
• Play where and when you want with Windows, Mac and Linux versions!
• Full controller support

Game editor details:
• ZERO programming required!
• Create brand new campaigns and mini games!
• Automatic global high score lists for each campaign and mini game!
• Use the same tools that I used to create the STRACO campaign and all mini games.
• Change EVERYTHING! Missions, units, graphics*, dialog!
• 99% in game editing*
• Instant results! See your changes live in the game!

(*New graphics require a 3rd party graphic editing program like GIMP or Photoshop).
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22 Comments
Pyric  [author] Jan 23, 2019 @ 7:45am 
Wow, thank you SO much for those extremely kind words! I'll do my best to get STRACO out there eventually.

You are probably right about releasing on itch.io. I'll have to look into that.

Also, can I keep you in mind to do testing? :)
Tyrian Mollusk Dec 23, 2018 @ 5:31am 
Sad to hear. We don't see enough games trying to do and be more like STRACO did, so I hope someday you get some time, because you have things to contribute to the world, and that's valuable, even if it's usually financially unrewarding. I have my XBLIG version in the meantime, but I can't recommend that to people since XBLIG is no more. STRACO was a gem, and it deserves to still be a gem. Maybe Itch.io would be useful?

Either way, thanks for the response. God luck to you and please know you have players out there whom you gave joy and excitement to, and who wish you well--and not *just* because we still want to consume you for our entertainment.
Pyric  [author] Dec 19, 2018 @ 11:33pm 
Truth time: The issue with releasing the game is that I don't have time to work on it. I don't do game development as my job and my real job has taken a lot of overtime over the last 2 years. STRACO is 100% complete as far as being a game that can be played on windows, all XBLIG games are, however putting all of that extra stuff above into the game for Steam will take time. Time that I don't really have. I feel really bad that this game is just sitting here and not able to be played. I think about it most days. I just don't actually do something about it. I'll post here if that changes. Sorry for letting you down.
Tyrian Mollusk Oct 28, 2018 @ 3:05pm 
What happened here? This was a neat XBLIG and everything ground to a halt upon being greenlit. Not even a proper Steam page or EA release of the working Windows version. Please don't abandon your game.
Pyric  [author] Jun 9, 2017 @ 7:16am 
STRACO has been Greenlit! Thank you to all who have voted!
The GDWC Apr 11, 2017 @ 7:27am 
This looks like a lot of fun.

We are running the Game Development World Championship and would like to see you participate. It's good for your visibility and won't cost you a penny.

You can check it out at www.thegdwc.com .

Good luck with the development!
Pyric  [author] Apr 4, 2017 @ 4:52pm 
HA! That's pretty funny. Well, I guess there's nothing I can do about that! :)
DonMoozer Apr 4, 2017 @ 12:28pm 
no :) , i'm anti mac and linux
they do not deserve games !
᠌ ᠌ Apr 4, 2017 @ 11:17am 
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Pyric  [author] Apr 4, 2017 @ 9:52am 
Thanks for the upvotes everyone!

@Demoniax [H3LL]: do you mean that you are waiting to vote until the mac and linux versions have a demo available?