By Crystal Colwell / March 11th, 2016
Stardust Galaxy Warriors is an atmospheric bullethell/shoot-em up for PC with full controller support, and 3 game modes that we were told about via email. You know I love when people reach out to us! Anyhow, there is a 30 stage campaign, Gauntlet Mode is an endless high score race, and Challenge Mode is “for all you gluttons for punishment who want to play by OUR rules.”
The game is customizable with light RPG elements and is available on Steam. Check out more in the press release below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – TAMPERE, Finland (11 March 2016) Tampere, Finland-based cooperative Dreamloop Games/Vasara Entertainment’s STARDUST GALAXY WARRIORS (an epic tongue-in-cheek galactic quest to rid the universe of evil using giant mechs) has launched on Steam to positive reviews. The side-scrolling, atmospheric bullethell/shoot-’em-up launched recently and has claimed user accolades via Steam reviews for its “incredible soundtrack”, and “fantastic visuals”.
Stardust Galaxy Warriors features 3 game modes, each filled with immediately accessible fun: a 30-stage campaign (swarming with hellish clouds of unique enemies and bosses), Gauntlet Mode (an endless high-score race), and Challenge Mode, where players can play with unique and challenging rulesets for added difficulty. All modes support a fast-paced couch co-op option (with extensive controller support) for up to 4 players.
In-game, your mechs have a customizable weapon and upgrade system, and audiovisual excellence with music, sound, animations, and visual effects built together from the ground up to perfectly enhance the frenzied, bullethell atmosphere.
Stardust Galaxy Warriors was designed to bring players back in touch with the shoot-’em-ups (SHMUPs) of old, while bringing a fun experience to users who want to kick back on the couch with friends to laugh and play. It was also designed to bring a uniquely otaku/Mech twist (with a fair dose of tongue-in-cheek cheesiness) to the genre.
“Our goal from the beginning was to bring players a fast-paced, fun, game that they can immediately jump into and play with their friends. I think we’ve succeeded,” said Dreamloop-Vasara co-founder, Teemu Norvasto.
Beyond visuals and fast-paced fun with friends, customizability was also a key component of the developers’ vision. “We incorporated a light touch of RPG elements for the same reason we allowed players to mess with all the configuration settings themselves. It’s damn fun.”, said Steve Stewart, Dreamloop-Vasara co-founder, referring to the player ability to configure settings to create a rewarding experience. “You can modify a crazy amount of options, like increasing the amount of enemies, modifying weapons’ rates of fire and the amount of power-ups, or even Revive Mode. It’s a game you can play while cracking brews with friends, and have a lot of laughs while getting beat up. That’s my favorite element.” said Stewart.
Stardust Galaxy Warriors is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms on Steam for $9.99/€9.99 .
Stardust Galaxy Warriors