Developed by tippedchair and Ironic Iconic Studios, Grimistar is a top-down shooter video game, available for the Windows operating system. Grimistar the evil space monster has risen up 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 you may not succeed. But with your help, the Ugly Duckling may eventually prevail and vanquish 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 amazing 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. In fact, Grimstar 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. As a matter of fact, these controls make dodging asteroids a breeze. Not to mention, battling evil forces exhilarating and collecting fuel cells incredibly fun.
A wide array of enemies and asteroid peltings ensure the ante is upped throughout the game. Furthermore, dodging enemy fire and deadly asteroids feel like being the hero of the universe. However, not to say that it’s all action. The moments between the characters are hilarious. Regardless, these moments are funny breaks from the action. By the same token, you’ll want to read the exchanges over and over again. Likewise, the high replayability and hilarity of character interactions will leave the player wanting to come back for more.
Grimistar is an impressive video game. Uniquely, what's more, impressive is the development time of the project is taken into account. The game was made in three days by four people and the result is remarkable. The game emphasizes what a side-scrolling space shooter can be. This piece of work pays homage to past games and evolves the genre. In other words, it is filled to the brim with challenging combat and interesting character dynamics. Inasmuch as the game is a fun experience and after playing the game the player will be hooked. Finally, the need for more space combat, hilarious quips, and defeating the scary overlord will keep you coming back again and again.