May 1st, 2012 | By Former Staff
We’ve all got a bit of retro love in us, whether it’s the just the concepts to the whole theme and feel, retro games have made a massive impact to modern gaming, even today. Without developers reinventing retro concepts, we wouldn’t have games like Delver or many other re-made classics. Now, that brings us to the main topic of this article: Omegapixel, an action-packed, old-school defense game, where you take down hordes of evil spaceships and dangerous bosses.
What’s new with Omegapixel, rather than something that has been re-made countless times? The following is just a small list of some main feature. You can…
- …Bend time and space
- …Defend Omegapixel against 30 different enemy types
- …Battle across 42 levels in Story Mode
- …Complete 40+ missions and unlock new ships in Arcade Mode
- …Battle with a friend in Co-Op mode (iPad only)
- …Unlock over a dozen upgrades and items
- …Start on iPhone, continue on iPad w/ save game syncing via iCloud
- …Optimized for the new iPad’s retina display
Alright, so we know what the game, Omegapixel, is about, but what is it in the game? Of course, it’s your lovely planet. We all know we don’t want our Earth to be destroyed. So, lets hear what the developer, Taco Graveyard, has to say about this game:
“Omegapixel is the second game by Salvatore Gionfriddo and Stephen Emond as Taco Graveyard. The project started as a side project for Sal when he had the initial idea of the teleporting ship. Within hours, Sal had a prototype using Atari-style blocky pixel shapes for each of the characters. Stephen couldn’t resist the chance to work in pixel art and eventually got onboard, developing a visual style for the game as well as the comedic characters and storyline.
Adding music to the project is Christopher Negrini, returning from Taco Graveyards first game, THE FOUR HATS, where he recorded an EP’s worth of music for the titular band. This time around he’s created a more ambient wash of shoegaze, mixing layers of guitars with a chiptune base. He also recorded spacey sci-fi theme music and a punchy cut scene song, as well as the sinister chiptune boss music. All of this music will be available on his bandcamp page.”
So, what do you say…let’s help Mohawk Jones save Omegapixel, in this fast-paced retro game. Guess what? It’s free for download at the App Store, so what are you waiting for?