Shmup news

A Quiver of Crows is a new shmup from Californian indie developers

The games features:

  • 360-degree twin-stick chaos!
  • Local / couch co-op so you don’t have to go it alone
  • Upgradable weapons, bombs, and shields
  • Unique environments and physics not common in shmups
  • Play using controller or keyboard & mouse
  • In development for PC, Mac, & Linux

You can vote for it now on Steam Greenlight or read about the game on the forum.

Drifting Lands is a new shmup in development by Alkemi, a French development studio.

You can download an early preview of the game at the website here.

The game looks beautiful and plays very well already.  It features a customizable weapon system and the plan is to expand the game with a large inventory and skill set so that it becomes a hybrid of shmup and hack&slash style gameplay.

The game is made with the Unity3D engine and features some beautiful explosions and background art. It’s great to see high-quality games developed with Unity as this is a very popular game engine for shmup developers.

You can also follow Alkemi games on Facebook if you want to keep up with development of the game.