The Last Pilot – Special Weapons

I’ve been working away like a maniac on our metroidvania action-RPG The Flawless: Art’s Tale throughout the week but in the evenings I’ve taken a break and done a bit of work on the special weapons for our other video game The Last Pilot.

The Last Pilot is a cyberpunk sh’mup/top-down-shooter hybrid where military cats fly planes and shoot massive guns. It’s full of glowy effects and big explosions. We’ve been showing some screenshots of the sh’mup part of the game. Where the player takes control of the last pilot, Moon, and his gunner, Raith, as they fly a nuclear powerhouse of a plane called ‘The Weapon’ in an attempt to blow the enemy out of the sky and save the feline world. The top-down-shooter element is not ready to show yet but watch this space. Every plane needs some special weapons right? Some powerful guns or missiles that can be used tactically or as a last resort to get out of a tight spot. Well The Weapon has seven such weapons and we’re going to have a gander at four of them in this article. To fire the weapons you need to get a large enough hit combo, then press the trigger and boom!

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Flawless Art’s Walk Cycle

I’ve been busy working away on our new hero Art’s walk cycle for our action-RPG The Flawless: Art’s Tale (TFAT).

I think his walk cycle is coming on pretty well. The art-style has improved; still inspired by kids drawings and in monochrome but more detailed. I’ve tried to give him a bit of a stomp and think his cat hood looks pretty cute. He’s carrying a very basic sword which will be upgradable in the game. I’ve been working on loads of different swords each with special perks which I’ll show you guys soon.

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The Flawless is on its Way

After a long stint working on a number of projects for other studios and developing a few prototypes for future projects we are back to building our action-RPG ‘The Flawless: Art’s Tale’ from its prototype. Everything from the art-style to the gameplay has been refined and improved from play tester feedback and we’ll be letting you have a look and visit the Flawless world very soon.

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Maybot Run Out Now and On the BBC

The political satirical endless runner we made with Bloodline Games Ltd is finally out on Steam,  & Itch.io. and has been featured on BBC Sunday Politics.

In Maybot Run you play as the British prime minister as she attempts to run, shoot, jump, and slide her way to dystopia. The game is tongue in cheek and filled with some ridiculous moments; from homeless-missiles, to brown Brexit bottoms, to Maggy Thatcher ridding in a dragster coffin there’s plenty to laugh at.

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Maybot Run – Press-Kit

Game made as a joint project with Bloodline Games Ltd, released on 19th October 2017. Get the game now on Steam or request a press key.

Maybot Run video game trailer
Fact-Sheet:

Developer: Bloodline Games & Bare Knuckle Development
Release Date: 19th October 2017
Genre: Satirical Infinite/Endless Runner
Release Platforms: Steam & Itch.io (Windows, Linux, Mac)
Hashtag: #MaybotRun
Game Website: bloodlinegames.com
Price: £1.99
Rating: 3+

 

Description:
Help Maybot run, jump, slide, and shoot her way to a strong & stable dystopia in this hilarious political infinite runner.

Run through randomly generated levels collecting power-ups, taxes, and votes. Jump over crazy enemies from angry farmers to missing nuclear bombs to foxes on horseback blowing bugles. Slide under tractors and ripsaws to avoid death and collect more goodies. Build up your naughtiness to unleash your ultimate form and shoot down massive bosses. Spend your
votes in the shop on upgrades and new playable characters, each with their own perk. Rise to the challenge and unlock achievements and make history on the Steam leader-board. You are the Maybot now RUN you old wrinkly grey haired turd !

Story:

In 2016 Maybot landed in the UK and quickly took power as an unelected dictator. Help her and her cronies run, jump, slide, and shoot their way to a stronger, and more stable leadership. Wreak havoc on the poor, help the elite, and be as naughty as possible in those wheat fields. With your help Maybot can defeat the coalition of chaos; morality, ethics, and hope, bringing back the wealth to the elite few and condemning the many to ordinary working poverty. There are girl’s jobs and boy’s jobs but this is definitely a bot’s job.

Features:
  • Run, jump, slide, and shoot for political survival. How long can you stay in power?
  • Battle huge bosses destroying ethics, morality, and hope with your victories.
  • Power up your special weapon to unleash your ultimate form, ‘The Dream Crusher’.
  • Collect votes to unlock upgrades and new characters aiding your path to elitist domination.
  • Sprint past famous London buildings and landmarks.
  • Collect tax and claim expenses for elaborate things and high scores.
  • Help Maybot bribe her way to unleash policies and see the world change.
  • Collect in game power-ups such as shields, invincibility, and double tax.
  • Complete tasks to earn Steam achievements.
  • Compete with others for Steam leader-board domination.
  • Original retro-synth soundtrack by Electric Fan Death.

This game is based on true events that may or may not have happened by people who may or may not be real.

Screenshots and Media:

 

Let’s Plays, Quotes, & Testimonials:
BBC One Sunday Politics – “In Maybot Run the gamer helps the PM shoot, run, and slide her way to dystopia.”
Astrid Johnson, Indie Haven – “On its surface it’s political commentary is blatant and hilariously so, but there’s a surprising amount of depth to its cuts.”
Rip Cassidy – “A tongue in cheek game that you can get a good laugh at””
Mooshi Gamer – “The funniest game I’ve played since Plug and Play”
Dayton Does Gaming –  “The gameplay is extremely original for an endless runner. The soundtrack is pretty righteous as well.””
Tesla Gaming – “Maybot Run has an awesome soundtrack””
Minimum System Requirements:
Windows:

OS: Windows 7 or later
Processor: Intel Core™ Duo or faster
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 600 MB available space

Mac OS X:

OSX Maverick 10.9+
Processor: 2.0GHz+
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant
Storage: 600 MB available space

SteamOS+Linux:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS+
Processor: 2.0GHz+
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compliant
Storage: 600 MB available space

Indie Game Progress: The Flawless Art’s Tale

We’ve been really busy working on the prototype build of The Flawless: Art’s Tale. Here’s a quick update on the progress.

This is just a quick post to update everyone on our progress on our indie game The Flawless: Art’s Tale. The game has come on leaps and bounds and we now have a pretty much working prototype of both the sidescrolling element and the turn based battle element. The gameplay needs some testing and streaming but it feels good to explore the game world shooting down the robot baddies and then teleporting into turn based battles with more intelligent living baddies. This mechanic is quite unique and will allow for some interesting boss battle, taking out the robotic armour via fast paced, quick trigger finger shooting actions and then jumping into a strategic battle with the intelligent being wearing the armour. Continue reading “Indie Game Progress: The Flawless Art’s Tale”

Best Indie Games – Death Trash and Sunken

Post apocalyptic debauchery and hardcore dungeon madness, we’re taking no prisoners in this week’s Best Indie Games. Boom!

Busy, busy, busy with The Flawless: Art’s Tale but just when you think you’re ready to get stuck-in, something bad happens and ruins your week. We’ve had broken laptops, busted up motorbikes and family scares (don’t worry everything is fine). In the past few days everything seems to have settled down a bit so we’ve been cracking on with the indie development for our epic game again… Whilst Ste’s been wrestling with the code I’ve been figuring out the plot some more and checking out other amazing looking indie games. This week I’ve found two really awesome looking games that you just have to have a look at. Are you ready for Death Trash, a post-apocalyptic RPG by Stephan Hövelbrinks, and Sunken, story driven action-RPG by Stevan Jevtic and Vladislav Mihailovic! Watch out people these tricks aren’t for kids so get ready! 
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