January 28, 2016

New Blip: Space Dave

Do you remember the faux arcade game Woah Dave? Well, MiniVisions/Choice Provisions has a spiritual successor in the form of Space Dave, which is a modern take on starfield shmups like Space Invaders and Galaga, as well as defense-based shooters like Missile Command. Dave, the hero from the first game, runs back and forth along the bottom of the screen, shooting upward at formations of alien invaders. Dave is affected by gravity, so he can't get much verticality, but he can jump and use a jetpack to hover for a while, which he needs in order to hop over ground-based obstacles as the earth below him is destroyed. He can also toss out a trap that sucks aliens down and forces them to fight alongside him, turning the aliens against one another and granting him a wide spray of bullets.

The game is headed to PC and Mac via Steam, Wii U and 3DS via the eShop, and PS4 and Vita via PSN, and possibly additional platforms in 2016.

To find more promising 2D games currently under development, be sure to check out our Master List.


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