Developed by tippedchair and Ironic Iconic Studios, Grimistar is a top-down shooter available for the Windows operating system. Grimistar, the evil space monster, has risen to destroy the universe. Nevertheless, the only thing standing between this monster and defeat is the pilot of a fierce combat spaceship called the Ugly Duckling. Take control of the pilot to fight against evildoers. However, the journey will be difficult and challenging to succeed. But with your help, the Ugly Duckling may eventually prevail and destroy the mighty enemy.
A video game brought to you by tippedchair, the maker of other games like Deal With the Devil and Pixel the Cat. Their latest game features exciting space combat, dark humor, and epic dogfights. The experience will keep you on the edge of your seat. Based on 2D space shooters like Sinistar. The game has a shining place in the genre. Grimistar was built during a three-day sprint at the 2018 Toronto Game Jam by Brian Wong, Chris Tihor, George Kallika, and Rocco Commisso. Moreover, the game is an example of the effort put out by the development team.
Grimistar uses intense bullet-hell side-scrolling action to put the player in the role of the Ugly Duckling’s pilot. It works well to convey the intensity of the combat situations. In combat, you will face a variety of enemies. For instance, you will battle your way to face off with the evil overlord. Additionally, the video game features fun controls. These controls make dodging asteroids a breeze, battling evil forces exhilarating, and collecting fuel cells fun.
tippedchair ups the ante of Grimistar with a wide array of enemies and asteroid peltings throughout the game. Furthermore, dodging enemy fire and deadly asteroids feel like being the hero of the universe. However, that is not to say that it is all action. The moments between the characters are hilarious. Regardless, these moments are funny breaks from the action. Similarly, you will want to re-read the exchanges repeatedly. Likewise, the high replayability and hilarity of character interactions will leave the player wanting to return for more.
Grimistar is an impressive video game. The most amazing and unique aspect of this top-down shooter is the time it took to develop. Grimistar was made in three days by four people, and the result is remarkable. The game emphasizes what a side-scrolling space shooter can be. Grimistar pays homage to past games and evolves the genre with challenging combat and unique character dynamics. Finally, the need for more space combat, hilarious quips, and defeating the scary overlord will keep you coming back again and again.