Finally, after more than a year of development I am proud to present this Nanobeast to fellow newgroundians.
The game is a challenging retro shooter with an interesting upgrade system that involves collecting power-ups. However, when you collect a power-up (P) that does not mean you have upgraded immediately. You get to choose how to use those power-ups to upgrade your general stats:
- speed of your ship (you need 1 power-up)
- power of your weapon (you need 2 power-ups)
- fire rate of your weapon (you need 3 power-ups)
- bombs (you need 4 power-ups)
- lives (you need 5 power-ups)
There are 2 additional weapons to be collected as you play: missiles and side gun.
There are 27 medals to be achieved, go get them!!!
Use the arrow keys to move
Press 'A' to shoot left
Press 'D' to shoot right
Press 'S' to activate your current power-up level
Press 'W' to release a bomb
The game is generally very challenging. There are three difficulty settings: normal, hard and insane. There is no easy.
The highscore system multiplies your score depending on which difficulty setting you play and how many medals you have collected.
The game features original 8-bit music written especially for 'Nanobeast' by Christian Erenskjold a.k.a Coffee-Break, a very talented NG musician. Other musicians who also contributed are listed in the credits.
I have been developing and beta testing this game heavily for a long time. Any feedback and ideas will be greatly appreciated.
Daily 1st, Weekly 2nd in games, Weekly 8th overall and more than 350K plays? Thank you Newgrounds! You guys are absolutely outstanding!!! Every single one of you.
Hope you enjoy and see you soon with another game!
- Hristo Atanasov (RatherRandom)