NEON | Launching on Steam tomorrow
A nostalgia-fuelled first person non-violent shoot ’em up. Inspired by classic arcade games, Neon is now available on SteamVR for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality.
To pay off your life debts you’ve been uploaded to one of millions of nano-workbots in the sun’s core to prevent solar flares by breaking down neon isotopes.
You control an ion cannon in a 360º gravitationally affected environment, firing positive and negative ions using left & right triggers at incoming neon isotopes of varying ‘charge’ to eliminate them.
Neon uses a modern day reboot of the classic 1980s retro arcade style. Featuring vector polygonal lines and surfaces illuminated by pulsating neon lighting with immersive 360º action.
Each of the 42 levels of the game have been carefully crafted with each formation requiring a different approach to achieve best times. There’s a solid sense of progression and a steady ramping up of difficulty – ideal for introducing non-gamers to VR but challenging enough for more experienced players.
Levels develop to include stronger gravitational forces, more isotopes, and new kinds of jeopardy. Boss levels with super-structures require new strategies, with a selection of power-ups such as slo-mo, shockwave and solar blossom mode adding to the fun. Your sassy AI sidekick Seren has always got something to say – but is mostly just sarcastic!
Utilising the talents of three music producers (Forward Memory, Dynamix, and I Am Galactic), Neon features an original soundtrack of ambient electronica, synthwave and electrotech which complements the modern-retro styling of the game.
“It’s like Tron had sex with an atom”
some guy on Reddit