Squids with guns! Pink Robots! Devils from the 4th dimension! Shopping Trolleys and Lasers. When 4 worlds collide, only SYNSO (he's a squid, not an octopus!) can save the day. Psychedelic arena shooter action with visual and aural overload. Just the way sir likes it. Critically acclaimed and star of the Eurogamer Expo 2009 Indie Games Arcade, Squid Harder is an arena shooter like no other.
SYNSO:Squid Harder is now available to download. The full version will follow in just a few days, in the meantime enjoy this release and please, feel free to give me your feedback.
Posted by RobF on May 17th, 2009
Without further ado, the beta version of the eye searing arena shooter with an eye on accessibility "SYNSO:Squid Harder" is now available to download. The full version will follow in just a few days, in the meantime enjoy this release and please, feel free to give me your feedback.
Well, as the worlds worst last minute decision I decided to rewrite World 4 from scratch. Which means that I'm even more behind schedule than I already was with this release. However, a promise is a promise and here, for your enjoyment and edification is the beta version of SYNSO:Squid Harder. Containing 4 out of the 5 levels from the complete game.
Move around arena. Shoot things. Survive. You only get one life, so make it count. Score! Or just watch the fireworks go off around you, it makes no odds to me as long as you're having fun. Heck, you can turn collisions off if you want to. Doesn't bother me.
SY!NSO!: Squid Harder supports a number of different control configurations out the box. You can either use keyboard, in which case you'll be wanting Cursor keys and a firebutton that's the most comfortable for you - I prefer Z, but you can use space, shift, control or a few others. Whatever.
How about joystick control? Oh alright. You shouldn't need to configure a thing - it should just work. If it doesn't, grab joy2key until I fix whatever is obviously broken there. Ah, you've got an X-Arcade stick? Don't worry, you should be able to use it with SY!NSO! out the box.
Need a switch interface? Run SYNSO4Noah before loading SYNSO and thanks to the magic of William Pilgrim, you can play SY!NSO! with a single switch. Turn practice mode on to avoid dying or you'll need pretty fast reflexes to survive. Still, it's actually quite fun seeing if you can last more than 2 seconds no matter what control you use, so don't feel like the game is picking on you - it's sort of just does that y'know?