The lights are on
17-Bit is trading in Skulls of the Shogun's turn-based
strategy for outer-space dogfights in its top-down shooter, Galak-Z: The
Dimensional. Get your first glimpse of Galak-Z's gameplay in this exclusive
While the trailer below features non-stop action, 17-Bit is
building Galak-Z with tactical combat in mind. Enemy ships feature individual
AI, allowing them to evade, use cover, and coordinate attacks with their fellow
wingmen. Enemy AI is just one area in which 17-Bit is looking to evolve the
classic top-down shooter into a next-gen worthy experience. This month's issue
of Game Informer features an exclusive four-page look at Galak-Z, including new
details about the combat, procedurally generated worlds, and our hands-on
impressions of the gameplay.
Galak-Z: The Dimensional is coming to PlayStation 4 in 2014.
To learn about the inspirations behind Galak-Z, check out our video
interview with 17-Bit CEO Jake Kazdal.
Email the author Jeff Marchiafava, or follow on Google+, Twitter, and Game Informer.
I really enjoyed this trailer. This game looks great.
It reminds me of geometry wars... Or a more open Shoot'em Up game
I'm surprised 17 Bit is still around. Not a knock against them, by the way - it's just that Skulls of the Shogun was so incredibly delayed... especially for an indie game. And then when it does come out, it's been marginalized by Micrsoft to be a "killer app" for their stupid Windows 8 Store and their "Live Tile" OS - built more for their Windows Phones and Surface Tablets than XBLA. I really figured that the game wouldn't find an audience, they'd run out of money, and close up shop.
Glad to see I was wrong... and that Sony stepped in to get their next game. Sony won't force them to, say, put this on XPeria phones. They know where video games belong - on game consoles. Another nice get for Sony, the PS4 and indie self-publishing!
I'm really looking forward to this. I think with the 16:9 aspect the side scrolling shmup of yore would be ripe for all kinds of updates and procedurally generated this and that, but I'll take this, too. Anything to blast stuff with spaceships.
It's so punny it hurts. In a good way.
Looks like an iOS/Android game. -__-