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Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:00 AM

Rob Maher's Kickstarter funding campaign for Rex Rocket recently surpassed a stretch goal target to release the game for Mac users. Rex Rocket is a 2D platformer adventure inspired by 8-bit classics. Players take the role of Captain Rex Rocket who must use a variety of weaponry and abilities to stop a bioengineered menace and a computer AI run amok.

What is Rex Rocket?

Inspired by the retro glory days of 8-bit games, Rex Rocket is a traditional 2D platformer brought into the 21st century. Paying tribute to classic NES games like Mario, Mega Man, and Metroid, old-school gamers will find Rex Rocket a breath of fresh air, stirring warm and fuzzy feelings of nostalgia. Rob and Tyler, two passionate indie game devs, have a mission to keep the world of retro games alive. Rex Rocket features one-of-a-kind handmade pixel art, over 100 handcrafted levels connected in an expansive starship filled with a wide variety of puzzles, enemies, hazards and bosses. To top it off, we have an an original, kick-ass chiptunes soundtrack by Saskrotch. Creating this universe and the memorable characters in this game has been a true labor of love.

What is it about?

Set in Earth's distant future, Rex Rocket references the classic story of Man vs. Machine. You play as Captain Rex Rocket, a former war hero who now spends his days transporting scientists around to the far reaches of the universe in his epic Star Cruiser, the S.S. Montana. The game begins on Earth with Rex and crew on a routine mission for the Council of Science - to transplant bio-engineered Terra-Oozlings to an uninhabited planet in the far away solar system of Washington. While the ship's crew are in cryo-sleep, all heck breaks loose when Terra-Oozings escape their tanks and cause the ship's main computer, LAUREN (Logic Analysis User Reactive Entity Network), to go insane. It's up to Rex Rocket to stop the computer, rescue his crew, and save the day!

What are the features?
  • Gamepad Support
  • Classic 2D gameplay
    • Fast, responsive combat
    • Upgradable Jet pack
    • Teleporting
    • Dashing
    • Wall Jumps
    • Regular Jumping! (DUHHH)
  • Guns, Guns, Guns!
    • UP7A Standard Issue Blaster
    • Tri-Bolt Laser Gun
    • Rail-Gun
    • Electro-5000
    • Magnum Missile Launcher
    • Auto-Laser
    • and more...
  • Grenades
    • Remote Detonator
    • Mini-Nova
    • Sticky
    • EMP
    • Concussive
  • Tons of hand-crafted levels
  • Enemies, Hazards, and Bosses
  • Interesting and challenging puzzles
  • Epic plotline and lovable characters
  • Secret areas and collectables

The Rex Rocket Kickstarter concludes on May 26. Learn more at the page below.
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