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Playable Demo

The goal is to bring Hyper Sentinel to PC & iOS, with additional platforms like Android, Mac, PS4 and Xbox One as stretch goals. Development is much further along on iOS, so we have a demo available for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.

 

 

 

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Hyper Sentinel is a blistering side-scrolling shmup presented by Andrew Hewson, founder of Hewson Consultants (Uridium, Paradroid, Nebulus, Zynaps, Cybernoid, Quazatron, Stormlord, Exolon, Eliminator) and 21st Century Entertainment (Pinball Dreams, Pinball Fantasies).

Andrew Hewson's companies famously discovered and promoted legendary developers like Steve Turner, Andrew Braybrook and Raffaele Cecco. Now, with the discovery of a new bedroom coder talent, Jonathan Port, a new shoot 'em up classic is about to be born.

Hyper Sentinel is a love letter to old school arcade action and the computer shoot 'em ups of the 1980s, enhanced with its own unique style of fast-paced, skillful blasting.

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The Sentinel Fighter

The Sentinel is the most advanced hyper-drive equipped fighter in the fleet. Designed to launch a surprise attack on the Alienoids' most feared space destroyers and to outmanoeuvre their defences, only the most skilled pilots are capable of operating it.

Collectibles & Power Ups

When used wisely, these power ups can transform your fortunes in battle. They will vanish quickly, but that's where the Sentinel's boost engines come in handy.

Enemies

Some intelligence on the Alienoids' defensive capabilities has been obtained, but it is limited at best. Study the following information carefully, but be prepared for the unexpected.

Level Guardians

Reports indicate that each of the Alienoids' space destroyers is now equipped with a devastating final response weapon. Information is sketchy and reports indicate that the Alienoids are developing ever more advanced adversaries.

 

 

Hall of Fame Challenges

Special challenges have been hidden throughout the demo. When you complete one, you'll see a screen like this:

This gives you the opportunity to get your name in a special Hall of Fame section of the credits for the final game. To do so, you'll need to:

  • Use the integrated video upload feature to post gameplay footage to YouTube (video must include the screen above)
  • Send a link to the video to @hewsonjoystick #hypersentinel for verification

Community Unlocks

Working collectively the community can unlock new features in the demo by completing these challenges. There are lots of challenges to find, but here are a few to get you started:

  

 

 

 

 

Partners

Special thanks to GamesYouLoved who are helping to promote our campaign and are part of a passionate retro gaming community with fans the world over. 

GamesYouLoved is born out a love of retro games of every description from your childhood. By being reminded of the retro games through images and video, what people say about them and things you were doing at the time, you are unlocking these memories to see, share and enjoy. 

Site: www.gamesyouloved.com 

Sub: www.youtube.com/gamesyouloved 

Follow: www.twitter.com/gamesyouloved 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/gamesyouloved

Thanks also to:

 

 

Risks and challenges

The successful production of the game is very low risk. We have more than 45 years of combined games industry experience and hundreds of published titles to our names. Furthermore, the game is at an advanced stage of development for iOS and Apple TV, as the demo version demonstrates.

There is always a timeline risk in game development, but we have built our careers on delivering high quality games to schedule and the advanced stage of development on iOS takes a lot of uncertainty out of the scheduling. Although we have thoroughly analysed the work load in porting the game to Unity, there is slightly more risk that the process will take longer than anticipated, but we are confident in our projected dates.

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    4K ARTWORK PACK

    Get the 17-piece digital artwork pack, all in beautiful 4K resolution, by @michaelberry. Featuring Hyper Sentinel and other retro gaming inspired artwork.

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    DIGITAL GAME + MOBILE GAME + DEMO

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    EARLY BIRD BOXED GAME

    Everything from the Digital Game tier plus get a boxed copy of the game for PC (can be swapped for Mac if we reach the stretch goal) and the Hyper Sentinel digital soundtrack album.

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    CASSETTE GAME + DEMO

    Everything from the Digital Game + Mobile Game + Demo tier plus the game on USB Cassette with 4GB of exclusive extras.

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    SPECIAL EDITION

    Everything from the Boxed Game + Demo tier plus a signed Hyper Sentinel A2 poster, the Hyper Sentinel digital soundtrack album, a signed certificate of authenticity and your name under "Super Backers" in the top section of the credits.

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    COLLECTORS EDITION

    Everything from the Special Edition tier, plus get a classic Hewson game on cassette / disk in original packaging signed by Andrew Hewson (chosen at random from our collection) and the exclusive @michaelberry artwork postcard set.

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    STEVE TURNER PACK

    Everything from the Special Edition tier plus the boxed ZX Spectrum signed by Steve Turner, Avalon and Dragontorc Spectrum cassettes both signed by Steve Turner, the Mike Berry postcard pack and a ZZAP! 64 Paradroid cover art A2 poster signed by Steve Turner.

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