Hyper Sentinel - a retro gaming inspired shoot 'em up
Andrew Hewson presents HYPER SENTINEL - an intense retro gaming inspired shoot 'em up delivering classic arcade action. Demo available!
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Playable DemoThe 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.
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.
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.
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
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:
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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