Download, unzip, and run setup.exe to install the preview. This PC Preview drops you straight in to one of the larger (but easier) mazes in Positron...
The game features 3 unique game modes which offer a number of challenges:
Based on the classic Arcade games this mode sees you battling against enemy vehicles that are trying to destroy you by forcing you to crash in to their trails or in to the arena's walls. It is your goal to do the same to these enemies and remove them from the arena. Featuring 36 unique arena designs and layouts the levels progressively get more intricate and more difficult to navigate while also offering more opportunities to take out your enemies.
Your only goal in maze mode is to reach the end of an intricate maze laid out in the arena. There are no enemies to deal with and your only goal is to reach the exit as quickly as possible. Once you have memorized the path to the exit it is then your goal to complete the maze without crashing even a single time and to share your fastest times with the online community. The maze mode offers 3 difficulty levels, each featuring 12 levels with increasingly complicated mazes to complete.
Somewhat similar to maze mode, in race mode you must complete laps of a circuit laid out in the arena. The trick is however to avoid hitting your own trail (and the arena walls) on subsequent laps of the tracks! This mode features 36 levels of increasing complexity making navigation more difficult as you progress. Ultimately your goal is to complete the required number of laps as quickly as possible and share your fastest times with the online community.
Was the first Positron preview too easy for you? Think you're a master of Positron already? Check out Preview 2 which presents Positron the way it was intended!
You'll be dropped in to one of the tougher maze levels and will have to ride the fastest bike in the game. Watch out though, the sheer speed of this bike means you have to plan your turns more wisely! The level has the same block dimensions as the first preview, but is now using the scale you will see in the actual game, no more turning back, you're in it to the end with this one!
You can download the new preview build for PC right here:
Unzip the package and run setup.exe to install the preview.
This preview is still a very small part of Positron, it features one game mode (Maze), one one difficulty (Extreme), with the fastest bike in the game (Dragon). The full game features Arena, Maze, and Race game modes. Each of these three game modes contain levels of varying difficulty with Easy, Tough, and Extreme. You can choose between three bikes, the slow Eagle (with very nimble turning), the very fast Dragon (with a very wide turning circle), and the Scorpion, which isn't as fast as the Dragon but is easier to navigate around complex areas of the levels.
A selection of screenshots taken from preview 2 can be downloaded here:
If you've not played the first preview I would advise you to just try preview 2. The first preview was purposely simplified for the newer player and to provide a feel for how the game looks and plays. Preview 2 gives you more of a challenge and reaching the end of the maze is definitely more of an accomplishment than it was in the first preview!
A full demo featuring all three game modes and the full selection of bikes will be released this coming weekend followed by retail release later in the month on PC, Mac, and Linux, with iOS and Android versions soon to follow.
Retroburn Ltd is a one-man indie studio founded by Martin Caine from Wakefield, England.
Martin works full time in the games industry for a small studio (TickTock Games Ltd) creating games for mobile, PC, and console platforms. His most recent projects have been Burn Zombie Burn (PS3 to Android port), Worms 2: Armageddon (iOS to Android port), and Superfrog HD (Steam version). He designs and develops games in his spare time too and Positron will be Retroburn's first released title, with many more planned for 2014.
For further information please contact Martin directly:
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@Fortress_Craft Thanks :) That's the one thing no-one ever seems to mention when they say I'm 'cloning' Armagetron :-s
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@Fortress_Craft I've spent quite some time tweaking the camera and controls to make it feel silky smooth though. I find Armagetron too harsh
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@Fortress_Craft Gameplay wise they're pretty similar. I have arena, maze, race, and snake modes in there, and working on proper multiplayer.
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Feb 8 2014, 7:17am
Go EXTREME in our new demo build. Positron Preview 2 is now available for download: T.co Please RT
Feb 6 2014, 8:44am
Enter the world of Positron - Download the Free Game Demo now for PC, Mac, or Linux and help get the game on Steam! T.co
Feb 1 2014, 7:01am
@derfnderf Thanks for the RT :)
Jan 31 2014, 9:29am