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An intense arcade blaster featuring awesome power ups and epic boss battles, with spectacular 4K, 60fps pixel-art graphics. FREE demo!
Pre-order the USB Cassette version, featuring the game plus loads of special features, by clicking below!
Pre-order the USB Cassette version, featuring the game plus loads of special features, by clicking below!
566 backers pledged £21,068 to help bring this project to life.

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Hyper Sentinel - a retro inspired arcade shoot 'em up

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Hyper Sentinel is a love letter to old-school arcade action and the computer shoot 'em ups of the 1980s, but supercharged with beautiful 4K graphics, awesome power-ups, epic boss battles and a heart-pumping SID style soundtrack all running at a blistering 60 frames-per-second!

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Free Demo!

Try before you back by downloading our free, 3-level demo!

Download the FREE demo for PC, Mac, Android or iOS*
Download the FREE demo for PC, Mac, Android or iOS*

 

PC, Mac, Console & Mobile at Launch

All these versions confirmed at launch if successfully funded:

Steam version will include Windows, Linux & Mac.

Like you, we take great pride in our retro gaming collections. The Hyper Sentinel USB Cassette rewards come in real cassette jewel cases, with proper cassette inlays and are designed to slot right into your existing collection.

Limited Edition USB Cassette - BACKER EXCLUSIVE!

  • Official Limited Edition: only available to Kickstarter backers
  • PC / Mac Game: includes the PC & Mac versions of Hyper Sentinel
  • Special Extended Inlay: featuring full artwork and Limited Edition logo
  • Personalised & Signed: the extended inlay will feature your name and will be signed by all four members of the Hyper Sentinel team
  • Special Features: the USB drive comes loaded with GBs of special features including artwork, video interviews, developer diaries & game demos
  • Bonus USB Drive Folder: an extra folder of exclusive limited addition assets included on the USB drive
  • Certificate of Authenticity: accompanied by an official, signed certificate of authenticity
  • Signed Postcard Set: a collection of signed postcards, featuring Hyper Sentinel and retro gaming artwork renders
  • Hyper Sentinel Fridge Magnet

USB Cassette - BACKERS GET IT FIRST!

  • PC / Mac Game: Includes the PC & Mac versions of Hyper Sentinel
  • Special Features: the USB drive comes loaded with GBs of special features including artwork, video interviews, developer diaries & game demos
  • Backers Get It First: Backers receive their copy before anyone else

Bundle Rewards

Printed Canvas

Over-pledge Reward

"Over-pledge" by £10 on any reward tier to add a paperback copy of our critically acclaimed book Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers, by Andrew Hewson. As a backer exclusive, your book will be signed by Andrew Hewson with the signature addressed to you personally. To "over-pledge", simply add £10 to the cost of your chosen reward tier - for example, select the Mobile Game Bundle reward tier and pay £20 instead of £10.

The 'Hall of Fame' High Score Challenge

When the final version of Hyper Sentinel is released, a special Hall of Fame section will display the names of the top 10 high scoring Kickstarter backers. To record your high score, simply play through all 3 levels of the free demo. You will then find your high score displayed on the title screen alongside your current online world ranking:

The top 10 ranked Kickstarter backers will make it into the Hall of Fame - so make sure you keep an eye on your ranking throughout the campaign! Oh and if you die while playing through, your score will be reset to zero, so practice getting through all 3 levels in one sitting!

Hyper Sentinel is a blistering side-scrolling shoot 'em up 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.

Jonathan has been inspired by the classic shoot ‘em ups he played in his youth such as Uridium, Tornado Low Level, Cybernoid, Delta, Armalyte, Sanxion and Defender. Some of the biggest influences include Uridium in terms of style, Defender in terms of the speed and feel of the gameplay and Cybernoid with its explosive pixel effects.

While Hyper Sentinel is loaded with retro references, Jonathan has also designed the game to offer a distinct shoot ‘em up experience, with a single button trade-off between shoot and boost, a regenerating health system, unique weapon upgrades and epic boss encounters. The result is a super-fast, action packed game which marries classic arcade action with contemporary game design principles.

Features

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.

Power Ups

Intelligence reports indicate that causing damage to the Alienoid's destroyers will, on occasion, trigger an energy leak which your Sentinel Fighter can absorb and convert to your advantage.

The Powerdroids

In an audacious operation, our agents have managed to plant these Powerdroids amongst the Alienoid fighters themselves. Each offers a unique and potent upgrade to your weaponry, but they will be moving at high speed so you may need to engage your boost engines to pursue and collect them.

The Alienoids

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 our agents warn that the Alienoids are developing ever more advanced adversaries.

 

 

 

 

 

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, and we've successfully developed a polished demo which you can play now.

There is always a timeline risk in game development, but we have built our careers on delivering high quality games to schedule.

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    Mobile Game + Digital Reward

    Get the iOS or Android version of Hyper Sentinel and choose either the Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers eBook or MP3 Retro Album as an extra gift.

    Over-pledge by £10 to add a paperback copy of Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers signed by Andrew Hewson.

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    Includes:
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    • eBook - Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers by Andrew Hewson
    • Retrogaming MP3 Album
    • 4K Mike Berry Artwork Pack
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    Get the USB Cassette version before non-backers! The USB Cassette includes the PC & Mac game and is loaded with gigabytes of special features.

    Over-pledge by £10 to add a paperback copy of Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers signed by Andrew Hewson.

    Includes:
    • Mobile Game (iOS or Android)
    • eBook - Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers by Andrew Hewson
    • Retrogaming MP3 Album
    • 4K Mike Berry Artwork Pack
    • Your name in the credits
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    EARLY BIRD - Limited Ed. USB Cassette

    Early bird offer on the Limited Edition USB Cassette, which is exclusive to Kickstarter backers plus bonus extras. The USB cassette includes the PC & Mac game and is loaded with gigabytes of special features, plus you get a host of Limited Edition extras.

    Over-pledge by £10 to add a paperback copy of Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers signed by Andrew Hewson.

    Includes:
    • Mobile Game (iOS or Android)
    • eBook - Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers by Andrew Hewson
    • Retrogaming MP3 Album
    • 4K Mike Berry Artwork Pack
    • Digital Game (PC, Mac or console)
    • Limited Edition USB Cassette
    • Name in the credits as a "Super Backer"
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    • Signed Postcard Pack
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    Limited Edition USB Cassette - EXCLUSIVE

    Get the signed, Limited Edition USB Cassette, which is exclusive to Kickstarter backers, plus bonus extras. The USB cassette includes the PC & Mac game and is loaded with gigabytes of special features.

    Over-pledge by £10 to add a paperback copy of Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers signed by Andrew Hewson.

    Includes:
    • Mobile Game (iOS or Android)
    • eBook - Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers by Andrew Hewson
    • Retrogaming MP3 Album
    • 4K Mike Berry Artwork Pack
    • Digital Game (PC, Mac or console)
    • Limited Edition USB Cassette
    • Name in the credits as a "Super Backer"
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Signed Postcard Pack
    • Exclusive Fridge Magnet
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    Early bird saver on the Classic Signed Game Bundle, which includes a Classic Hewson Game signed by Andrew Hewson, a signed A2 poster and everything from the above tiers.

    Over-pledge by £10 to add a paperback copy of Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers signed by Andrew Hewson.

    Includes:
    • Mobile Game (iOS or Android)
    • eBook - Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers by Andrew Hewson
    • Retrogaming MP3 Album
    • 4K Mike Berry Artwork Pack
    • Digital Game (PC, Mac or console)
    • Limited Edition USB Cassette
    • Name in the credits as a "Super Backer"
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Signed Postcard Pack
    • Exclusive Fridge Magnet
    • Classic Hewson game signed by Andrew Hewson
    • Signed A2 poster
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    Get everything above plus a classic Hewson game signed by Andrew Hewson and a signed A2 poster.

    Over-pledge by £10 to add a paperback copy of Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers signed by Andrew Hewson.

    Includes:
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    • eBook - Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers by Andrew Hewson
    • Retrogaming MP3 Album
    • 4K Mike Berry Artwork Pack
    • Digital Game (PC, Mac or console)
    • Limited Edition USB Cassette
    • Name in the credits as a "Super Backer"
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Signed Postcard Pack
    • Exclusive Fridge Magnet
    • Classic Hewson game signed by Andrew Hewson
    • Signed A2 poster
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    Signed Canvas Bundle

    Everything from the Classic Signed Game Bundle plus choose a Printed Canvas (30*20cm) to be signed by Andrew Hewson.

    Over-pledge by £10 to add a paperback copy of Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers signed by Andrew Hewson.

    Includes:
    • Mobile Game (iOS or Android)
    • eBook - Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers by Andrew Hewson
    • Retrogaming MP3 Album
    • 4K Mike Berry Artwork Pack
    • Digital Game (PC, Mac or console)
    • Limited Edition USB Cassette
    • Name in the credits as a "Super Backer"
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Signed Postcard Pack
    • Exclusive Fridge Magnet
    • Classic Hewson game signed by Andrew Hewson
    • Signed A2 poster
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    Signed Canvas Triple + Mouse Mat Bundle

    Everything from the Classic Signed Game Bundle plus choose THREE of our Printed Canvases (30x20cm) to be signed by Andrew Hewson plus a custom mouse mat (choose from the same 5 designs).

    Over-pledge by £10 to add a paperback copy of Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers signed by Andrew Hewson.

    Includes:
    • Mobile Game (iOS or Android)
    • eBook - Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers by Andrew Hewson
    • Retrogaming MP3 Album
    • 4K Mike Berry Artwork Pack
    • Digital Game (PC, Mac or console)
    • Limited Edition USB Cassette
    • Name in the credits as a "Super Backer"
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Signed Postcard Pack
    • Exclusive Fridge Magnet
    • Classic Hewson game signed by Andrew Hewson
    • Signed A2 poster
    • Signed Printed Canvas x 3
    • Custom Mouse Mat
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    Signed Steve Turner Pack

    Everything from the Classic Signed Game bundle plus a boxed ZX Spectrum, boxed copies of Avalon and Dragontorc and an A2 Poster of the ZZAP!64 Paradroid artwork by Oliver Frey, all signed by Graftgold founder Steve Turner.

    Includes:
    • Mobile Game (iOS or Android)
    • eBook - Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers by Andrew Hewson
    • Retrogaming MP3 Album
    • 4K Mike Berry Artwork Pack
    • Digital Game (PC, Mac or console)
    • Limited Edition USB Cassette
    • Name in the credits as a "Super Backer"
    • Certificate of Authenticity
    • Signed Postcard Pack
    • Exclusive Fridge Magnet
    • Classic Hewson game signed by Andrew Hewson
    • Signed A2 poster
    • ZX Spectrum signed by Steve Turner
    • Avalon Spectrum cassette signed by Steve Turner
    • Dragontorc Spectrum cassette signed by Steve Turner
    • ZZAP!64 Paradroid cover A2 poster signed by Steve Turner
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