This is great, shame it didn't continue development.
Pike 'n Shot
A downloadable game for Windows
I thought it would be cool if sometime in the 80s there had been a (Pike and)shooter arcade game where you controlled a formation of 16th century, early gunpowder era mercenaries. So then I started making one.
Pike 'n Shot is heavy inspired by both the Gameboy game Mercenary Force as well as the battlefield part of the NES/Amiga game North & South. Screen shots of these games I saw in magazines really grabbed my imagination as a kid and I was dying to play them. Then I actually did and unfortunately they proved to be a combination of awkward and unsatisfying.
But my idea of what they might have been like still excited me and so I set about making Pike 'n Shot: my attempt to make a good game out of that inspiration. The result is a fast paced, real-time renaissance battle that is a lot more streamlined and plays sort of like a shoot'em up.
Pike 'n Shot is still in very early alpha status. What I have for download so far is a prototype of the desired eventual renaissance battle experience that I hope you will enjoy.
- Use your pikes to kill waves of melee attackers or hold off armoured threats
- dodge and shoot ranged troops to avoid losses
- shoot armoured enemies to break their protection and make them vulnerable
- capture loot to build up your coffers (health) and earn special "doppel soldiers"
- Z - Pike
- X - Shot
- Arrow Keys - Movement
- Ctrl + 1 - Restart
- Ctrl + 0 - Toggle Full Screen
- Esc - Quit
Works with most controllers too (Xbox, PS3, etc)
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