A lot as my girlfriend adores Stardew Valley, its light tempo is a little bit soporific typically. Atomicrops, however, seems to be the sport’s jittery, over-caffeinated cousin, mixing Harvest Moon-esque farming and romance with twin-stick shooter fight and a vibrant post-apocalyptic setting. Chook Tub Video games’s imaginative and prescient of the tip of the world is maybe a little bit extra Journey Time than Fallout, however I reckon that’s completely the sort of nonsense I’m available in the market for (and convincing my different half to attempt). Check out the grimly comedian debut trailer beneath.
I’ve had half an eye fixed on Atomicrops for some time now, however at the moment’s debut trailer is a superb excuse to speak about it. Whereas Nuclear Throne is an apparent inspiration for its twitchy twin-stick capturing, I’m reminded of loads of different 16-bit period shooters and motion video games. There’s one thing in regards to the too-cheerful character faces that jogs my memory of Zombies Ate My Neighbours, though others might even see some similarities to the lurid, grotesque world of Nidhogg 2. You wouldn’t be improper, both – artist Toby Dixon labored on each video games.
The farming in Atomicrops seems to be continuously hurried, with the participant casually dodging bullets whereas tilling the soil, planting seeds and watering their crops. Pests should be continuously zapped and totally grown vegetation harvested. The stays of your fallen foes additionally make good fertiliser for vegetation. Not too surprisingly, the sport payments itself as a ‘roguelite’, though maybe not fairly as frantic as different shooters – you may even take a while out to romance the locals, marry them, and lead them into battle. All of it jogs my memory a little bit little bit of obscure DOS (and different platforms) technique/motion/administration hybrid The Horde, so I’m desperate to see the way it truly handles.
Atomicrops doesn’t have a launch date but, but it surely does have an official page here, and a writer – Uncooked Fury. They estimate that it’ll be out this 12 months.