Posts with ‘SideQuestStudios’ Tag

Söldner-X Limited Edition PC Version Now Available

By: Derek Yu

On: December 20th, 2007


Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer, the side-scrolling “Euroshmup” from SideQuest Studios, is now available for the PC as a limited release (3,000 copies), via Play-Asia. This First Print Limited Edition comes as a boxed CD and includes a soundtrack and “Tactical Reference Book” (artbook), and retails for $50 USD. Possibly still good for Christmas?


Reviews of the game are mixed, but the general consensus on the forums seems to be that the presentation is impressive, and fans of games like Jets n’ Guns and Steel Saviour could really enjoy it. On the other hand, fans of Japanese shoot ’em ups will likely be turned off by the health bar, large player hitbox, and general flow and balance of the game that are typical of Western shooters.

Shoot ‘Em Ups: Video Preview Trifecta

By: Derek Yu

On: October 8th, 2007

Ablation X – The sequel to Ablation! Quote nenad:

This is not an actual level that’ll be in the game. I built it as a sort of a joke/teaser showing off the game concept. For that reason everything is cranked up a bit…
I had the idea for logo boss right from the start of the development. Since game’s visuals consist mostly of flat, hard vector shapes, the “typographic” enemy kind of came out naturally.
…All the white parts on enemies represent their reserve of bullets. With “bullet thief” you can sneak up on them and suck the ammo out. Bullets then stick to your ship (think Tumiki Fighters or Katamari) until you decide to fire them back at enemies in form of directed or radial blast.

Brave Karma Warriors – Originally made for the B-Game Compo, this delightfully weird shooter is due this Christmas thereabouts. Cactus strong like bull!

Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer – Whoa, can you say “eye candy?” This shooter will be out for the PC and PS3 soon, I think. You can pre-order the game at Play Asia right now, though. Love the cheesy voiceovers!

But c’mon, only two umlauts in the title?

(Sources: Tim’s Blog, and The Random Gnome’s Lair)