Mow down waves of alien scum in this pixel style survival mode shooter. You are mercenary gun for hire, Rock Guner, sent on a mission by Infini Corp to take down the alien hordes on a spaceship. As wave after wave of progressively harder enemies ascend on you, will you be able to react fast enough, have the right fire power and the sheer grit and determination it will take to survive?
LOADUP YOUR ARSENAL – Upgrade and customize your loadout with the money you earn, as you learn from your mistakes. Work out how to take down the hordes taking advantage of FRENZY mode to deal the most damage with helpful bonuses! UNRELENTING ONSLAUGHT – Combat an endless stream of diverse alien enemies with cunning attack mechanics and face grim odds against terrifying boss creatures in the ultimate level showdown! ONLINE LEADERBOARDS – Show off your shooter prowess and boast with friends as you climb to the top of the ladder and become the best of the best! DEATH BY METAL – Unlock and collect new mixtapes as you progress.
Horror films and games are a special quantity. They’re obviously designed to scare, but they’re incredibly hit and miss, with some quite terrible results.
They either end up managing to scare me (no thanks), or they’re bad, don’t scare me, and are boring (similarly, no thanks).
For that reason, I’ve never ‘got’ horror. I can understand it, sure: that adrenaline rush is the same one that keeps Alton Towers in business, but I’m quite happy in my epinephrine-free world of tea and blankets, thankyouverymuch.
No one can hear you scream ice cream
It’s a shame my cowardly brain thinks that way – mobile has been home to some truly great horror games over the years.
Dead Space showed a big console horror could work on your phone. As you would expect, controls are an issue, but the production values are off the charts – as is the scare-o-meter.
Limbo also crammed a console experience into a pocket device, but more importantly it showed there was a place for indie horrors on the App Store. Limbo is bursting with ideas, and succeeds not because of jumps scares or cheap tricks, but because its aesthetic and atmosphere are so powerful.
It’s also a rare beast in the horror world – not many scary games get you to directly care for another person. Most encourage empathy but only for the purposes of making the protagonist a proxy for you, the player. Conversely, Limbo…
Back in 2011, Foursaken Media released a little game called Bug Heroes that we quite enjoyed. Now, they are back with the sequel, Bug Heroes 2, which will hit the App Store on February 20th.
The upcoming Bug Heroes 2 is set against the backdrop of a regular family home. When the residents of the house go out each day, their creepy-crawly roommates go to war.
Offering a cast of 25 different insect infantry, the game lets you to choose a two-man squad to take into combat. Picking from units such as cockroach knights, waterbug pirates, and ant engineers, you must balance their strengths and weakness in combat to securing victory.
Bug Heroes 2 will also offer co-op and competitive play, seemingly in an effort to generate a multiplayer battle arena vibe.
As the above video shows, the chunky art style of the oversized invertebrates looks particularly good against the blow-up domestic backgrounds.
Bug Heroes 2‘s new third-person camera is also a nice change from the series’ previous overhead perspective.
We don’t know how much Bug Heroes 2 will cost when it lands on the App Store next month, but we’ll be sure to keep our eye on the hill till a price is revealed.