A South African developer, retroFuture, is aiming high with the sci-fi space shooter, zX – Hyperblast, which is currently on Steam’s Greenlight service, awaiting the thumbs-up from the community.
zX – Hyperblast is a throwback to the “bullet-hell” games if yesteryear, and gives players the chance to pilot a small, but powerful ship through some pretty insane monstrosities and cybernetic juggernauts.
Players are able to control a dual-type hybrid gun to fend off the enemies, while also being able to deflect enemy fire back with use of the twin-blade attack the ship features.
The game is all about rewarding reckless, daredevil styled play, high-fiving those old-school gamers who go head-first into battle.
zX – Hyperblast has a charming retro futuristic aesthetic to it, and will prompt the nostalgia of arcade fans.
The game has finally been given a demo, which features 11 playable levels out of the full game’s 66. In addition to keyboard controls, the demo also features Xbox and generic gamepad support.