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Raewor Software is proud to announce it's latest indie project: Sky Raider. This vertical scrolling retro shooter is to pay tribute to one of the industry's greatest inspirations: Arcade gaming.

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Hello all and a warm welcome!

We have been a busy bunch at Raewor Software these past few months, working away at our current indie project Sky Raider, making sure we get a stable version of our next early alpha build ready for our team of testers and ultimately gearing up for this moment: Announcing the game to you!

So what is Sky Raider?

Sky Raider is a retro styled, vertical scrolling action shooter paying homage to old school arcade games. Our aim with Sky Raider is not only to pay tribute to arcade games as a whole - something we consider to be one of the gaming industry's big contributors and an inspiration to many of today's leading games developers - but also to connect with the modern gamer by integrating multiplayer and co-op features.

Sky Raider features virtually infinite gameplay, a number of special power-ups impacting the way you will experience the game, custom weather effects, single player, versus and co-op modes - including a real-time ladder system - and a large variety of enemies.

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Early Alpha Platform Testing of Sky Raider using placeholder graphics

We are currently in an early alpha stage of development and have been working heavily with our team of testers in order to ensure the core platform works as we had it in mind and any major bugs and balancing issues are resolved. Initial feedback from testers has been very positive, calling the game "addictively challenging".

The Sky Raider - Player Character
The Sky Raider - The core player character with basic animation.

Next Steps...

Art design is now our biggest focus, as we want to ensure the look and feel of Sky Raider remains true to the original retro styled arcade games we grew up with. This is why we are now also expanding not only our team of testers, but more importantly, our team of 2D artists. Drop us a line if you want to be part of this adventure.

We would also love to see you on our forums to join in on discussions and help us shape the future of Sky Raider.


Looks interesting, good luck on the development!

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