Retrobooster has been released and you can get it from the developer's website or Desura.

You can vote for Retrobooster on Steam Greenlight.

Retrobooster is a 2.5D survival shooter and cave-flyer, focusing on skill-based flying and enemy blasting. Pilot your nimble thrust ship through bizarre worlds littered with vicious enemies. Each new level takes you farther from home and, ultimately, into the deadliest reaches of the galaxy. Retrobooster also has speed-flying challenges, puzzles, juicy monsters, a warped sense of humor, and a healthy dose of bullet hell action. Survive to the end if you can, and use your new flying skills to replay for high scores.

Features

  • Classic thrust ship controls, plus reverse thrust
  • Detailed physics with plenty of death by crushing
  • 30+ levels (20+ hours of gameplay for most players)
  • Unlocked levels can be replayed any time
  • 10 weapons
  • 4 difficulty levels
  • Split-screen multiplayer for up to 4 players
  • Cooperative and deathmatch multiplayer modes
  • Electronic soundtrack by Subatomicglue frontman, Kevin Meinert
  • Customizable controls
    • Keyboard
    • Mouse and keyboard
    • Game controller (Some popular controllers are recognized automatically)
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The Greenlight Supershow is a 13-hour webshow event on Twitch that will have live gameplay and discussions with developers. RobotLovesKitty, the makers of Legend of Dungeon, are putting this show together to help a bunch of indie games draw more attention to their Steam Greenlight campaigns. Check the schedule on the Supershow website to see what games you are interested in.

Each game will have a half hour time slot. Retrobooster picked up the 10:30pm slot (Eastern Time). Watch the stream to see what it's all about, and then head over to Retrobooster's Greenlight page to vote for it.

Retrobooster Videos in the News

Retrobooster Videos in the News

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There were three new videos about Retrobooster in the news this past week. These comprise a very good introduction to the game. Have a look.

Playable demo

Playable demo

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Retrobooster has its first playable demo for Windows and Linux.

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Retrobooster Demo 1.1-1 (Windows installer)

Retrobooster Demo 1.1-1 (Windows installer)

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This is the Retrobooster Demo for Windows. Run the installer. Then go to Start->All Programs->Retrobooster Demo->Retrobooster Demo

Retrobooster Demo 1.1-1 (Windows .zip)

Retrobooster Demo 1.1-1 (Windows .zip)

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This is the Retrobooster Demo for Windows in a .zip file. Unpack the .zip file. Then double-click retrobooster-demo.bat.

Retrobooster Demo 1.1-1 (Linux 32bit .deb)

Retrobooster Demo 1.1-1 (Linux 32bit .deb)

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This is the Retrobooster Demo for Linux in a .deb package.

Retrobooster Demo 1.1-1 (Linux 32bit .rpm)

Retrobooster Demo 1.1-1 (Linux 32bit .rpm)

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This is the Retrobooster Demo for Linux in an .rpm package.

Retrobooster Demo 1.1-1 (Linux 32bit tar.gz)

Retrobooster Demo 1.1-1 (Linux 32bit tar.gz)

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This tarball is intended for Linux users who have no luck with the rpm or deb packages.

Retrobooster Demo 1.0-1 (Windows installer)

Retrobooster Demo 1.0-1 (Windows installer)

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This is the Retrobooster Demo for Windows. Run the installer. Then go to Start->All Programs->Retrobooster Demo->Retrobooster Demo

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opfor00
opfor00

LOVE IT

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Johnyliltoe
Johnyliltoe

Great game! Love the concept and gameplay. Covered it over on my YouTube channel here:

Youtube.com

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mogumbo Creator
mogumbo

Thanks a lot for the video. I finally got to watch it today now that I am not behind the Great Firewall. I hadn't realized the name of my game was so hard to pronounce. I hope I don't have to change it :O

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Johnyliltoe
Johnyliltoe

Funny thing was I could say it just fine at the beginning while I was using my movie voice :/ I do have my moments though.

Still on my to-do list to continue with the series, just haven't had the time and have a number of new games piling up. Soon though!

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mik3k
mik3k

This looks and plays A++. Read the stuff on your website and good for you not using Unity or UE3 to make your game (although you started in 2007, so not sure what was around at the time). Too many half-a** games coming out that the great ones are getting lost in the crowd.

I personally am looking forward to your game and can't wait for you to start taking orders. If people take just a few minutes to look at your game I think they will see the hard work and quality you put into your game. The problem is getting them to stop long enough to really look at it and not dismiss it as just another . . .

I hope your game does really well. We need more high quality games like this. You are truly an indie developer!

Just had to say - The effects in your game are amazing. The explosions and the smoke swirling. Love the little guys you have to save and the way the landing gear deploys and seems to have a little suspension. Fantastic work.

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mogumbo Creator
mogumbo

Hi. Thanks for the great comment. That's very encouraging. I vaguely remember looking at Ogre and a couple other engines when I started but didn't see a big advantage over the tools I'm using. Things might be different now, but I'd need a *really* compelling reason to switch at this stage.

It's great that you noticed the particle swirling and tiny details. I'm aware this game is difficult at first for a lot of people, which is why I've spent so much time on details. I'm hoping those will keep people engaged long enough to start enjoying the way the ship handles and other aspects of the game.

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fivearchers
fivearchers

This game is piles of fun so far, looking forward to it!

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mogumbo Creator
mogumbo

Hey, thanks. I'm still working hard on it....

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