A downloadable Amiga game

WHAT IS THIS?
SkillGrid is an endless score-attack vertical shoot 'em up.
It is currently in development, and will be released (hopefully) in Q1 2019.

Here is a gameplay preview (see also the other ones in the devlog):

FEATURES

  • Original gameplay based on shooting at enemies and catching/dodging of cells
  • 3 parallax layers (2 of which generated procedurally) scrolling at variable speed
  • 1 fixed layer for the HUD and other effects
  • Real transparencies with 8 bit alpha channel
  • Real-time palette changes
  • Beautiful tiny sprites
  • Pixel-perfect collision detection
  • High quality prog-rock music in the form of lossless-packed 8 bit stereo 28.9 kHz samples
  • Speech warnings
  • Audio channels allocated dynamically for one-shot sounds
  • Variable afterburner sound frequency, depending on the ship vertical speed and the scrolling speed
  • ... all running at steady 50 Hz
  • Single load from hard disk, CD, or floppy disks
  • Hiscore saving

SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

Minimum:

  • Amiga 1200/4000/CD³²
  • PAL display
  • audio speakers
  • joystick or joypad plugged in port 2

Recommended:

  • ~2 MB of hard disk space
  • ~2 MB of CHIP/FAST RAM
  • ~250 kB of CHIP RAM
  • AmigaOS 3.0 or better
Updated 2 days ago
StatusIn development
AuthorRETREAM
GenreShooter, Action
Tags16-bit, 2D, Arcade, Casual, Endless, parallax, Retro, Score Attack, vertical-scroller
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsJoystick
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player countSingleplayer

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