Earlier this month we published screenshots of an upcoming space shooter called Circuit Strike.One for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The developers h.grenade have been kind enough to provide this early pre-release video of the upcoming game, and it looks pretty amazing.

The premise of the game is described:

In CS.One Players control a highly maneuverable and lightning fast virtual ship in zero-gravity simulation inside an advanced computer Network. To hack each Node in the Network you must destroy the Shield Generators that power the Data Core defense system, then destroy the highly magnetic Gravity Orb before it goes into Self Destruct. The System Admin will send out everything to stop your progress including Turrets, Drones, Ships, Replicants, Trace Routes, Intelligent AI and the dreaded Black Ice Virus. The system will also try to use your own audio and video inputs against you, feeding back A/V noise to disorient you along the way.

Click on the embedded video to play. A low-quality YouTube version is also available. The current version of the video does not include final audio, which will include Rez-style synchronized AV effects.


Click to play video

The game incorporates a number of notable features. Highlights include:

  • Real-time Music Visualizer Effects Synced to Gameplay (hits change tempo, add fills, trigger visuals, etc. in time with the music)
  • Pulse Pounding Techno Soundtrack by DJ Vitamin Devo
  • High Speed Inertia Based Physics + Gameplay
  • Bullet-time Slow-Motion Game Mechanic

The game is going into final beta testing so hopefully we'll see this title soon.

  • Omnithrope

    "'sup bitch?"

    Really. Really?
    No thanks.

  • Omnithrope

    "'sup bitch?"

    Really. Really?
    No thanks.

  • http://www.metroccolis.com your personal robot

    If the controls are good, this is an INSTANT BUY! :)
    The style is amaaaazing! With synchronized music I die to play this.
    And I got the feeling they try to jump onto the Blue Attack train in terms of release timing...being a bit under pressure to be second...?
    But it really looks fantastic.

  • http://www.metroccolis.com your personal robot

    If the controls are good, this is an INSTANT BUY! :)
    The style is amaaaazing! With synchronized music I die to play this.
    And I got the feeling they try to jump onto the Blue Attack train in terms of release timing...being a bit under pressure to be second...?
    But it really looks fantastic.

  • Big Albie

    Honestly, this looks like a retro version of Blue Attack! The graphics are impressive, and if the controls are responsive, this will be a one to look at.

  • Big Albie

    Honestly, this looks like a retro version of Blue Attack! The graphics are impressive, and if the controls are responsive, this will be a one to look at.

  • dave

    Im so there. this game looks awesome. Asa 40 yr old, i love these that retro is in. Vector arcades were the best ever made.

  • dave

    Im so there. this game looks awesome. Asa 40 yr old, i love these that retro is in. Vector arcades were the best ever made.

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  • http://peterhirschberg.com Peter Hirschberg

    “’sup bitch?”

    Huh?? Who's idea was it to put that in?? Sheesh guys. You can do better than that.

  • http://peterhirschberg.com Peter Hirschberg

    “’sup bitch?”

    Huh?? Who's idea was it to put that in?? Sheesh guys. You can do better than that.

  • nsolo1717

    love the style of this game, looks digitally sexy in every way.....hope we don't have to wait long for this to come out

  • nsolo1717

    love the style of this game, looks digitally sexy in every way.....hope we don't have to wait long for this to come out

  • Don

    Looks like an evolved version of StarBouncer with a hint of Geometry Wars.

    I'll be keeping an eye on this one.

  • Don

    Looks like an evolved version of StarBouncer with a hint of Geometry Wars.

    I'll be keeping an eye on this one.

  • hkiphone

    Yeah, I wasn't too impressed with the "Sup Bitch?" thang....
    Do we really need to see that each time we lose a life?

    Apart from that, it looks quite good.

  • hkiphone

    Yeah, I wasn't too impressed with the "Sup Bitch?" thang....
    Do we really need to see that each time we lose a life?

    Apart from that, it looks quite good.

  • AntAstrophY

    definitely saw some geo wars in there with the triangle fighters chasing your tail around

  • AntAstrophY

    definitely saw some geo wars in there with the triangle fighters chasing your tail around

  • Vende

    I WANT

  • Vende

    I WANT

  • http://www.what.com Adam

    wow, thats gonna leave few seizures!

    I saw the trailer twice and noticed how the pulsing and lightning was getting annoying, I'll keep an eye on this considering Junkie XL seems to be doing some music and I usually love his work.

  • http://www.what.com Adam

    wow, thats gonna leave few seizures!

    I saw the trailer twice and noticed how the pulsing and lightning was getting annoying, I'll keep an eye on this considering Junkie XL seems to be doing some music and I usually love his work.

  • http://www.freeverse.com Hippieman

    That video is the game running on a Computer in Unity, not on an iPhone.

    Beautiful style, but good luck getting something like that at any reasonable framerate.

  • http://www.freeverse.com Hippieman

    That video is the game running on a Computer in Unity, not on an iPhone.

    Beautiful style, but good luck getting something like that at any reasonable framerate.

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  • spiffyone

    @Hippieman

    You sure it's not running on the iTouch/Phone Unity Engine, Hippieman? By that I mean the game using the unity engine running on an iTouch/Phone dev kit. Of course, the iTouch/Phone model graphics forming the window in the kit is missing....

  • spiffyone

    @Hippieman

    You sure it's not running on the iTouch/Phone Unity Engine, Hippieman? By that I mean the game using the unity engine running on an iTouch/Phone dev kit. Of course, the iTouch/Phone model graphics forming the window in the kit is missing....

  • Tyler

    "sup bitch?"
    Haha, I find that funny.
    Think of it as a message from the "System Admin" every time he kills you with his drones, viruses, etc. Tehehe.

  • Tyler

    "sup bitch?"
    Haha, I find that funny.
    Think of it as a message from the "System Admin" every time he kills you with his drones, viruses, etc. Tehehe.

  • Kamazar

    That game looks absolutely amazing. And hey, you guys are mature enough not to get pissed over the "sup bitch", right? Almost all games have a thing or two you don't like. I'm definitely getting this game. It seems a bit more my style. I honestly didn't really like Blue Attack :P

  • Kamazar

    That game looks absolutely amazing. And hey, you guys are mature enough not to get pissed over the "sup bitch", right? Almost all games have a thing or two you don't like. I'm definitely getting this game. It seems a bit more my style. I honestly didn't really like Blue Attack :P

  • Kamazar

    damnit, I didn't want to use that smiley

  • Kamazar

    damnit, I didn't want to use that smiley

  • Josh

    This game looks amazing, right up there with how I feel about Dropship.

    Like the other person said, instant buy.

    and that "Sup bitch?!" thing is hilarious, I laughed out loud when I saw that. Keep that in the game!

  • Josh

    This game looks amazing, right up there with how I feel about Dropship.

    Like the other person said, instant buy.

    and that "Sup bitch?!" thing is hilarious, I laughed out loud when I saw that. Keep that in the game!

  • Taizo Hori

    The over all presentation of the game looks great, the developers are obvious fans of The Designers Republic. It is then a real shame about the choice of grammar used within the game (Sup' Bitch!? All your skill is weak!?). Hopefully the developers are watching the forums for feedback and consider otherwise to using such derivative juvenile slang. It really does diminish from the overall impact of the game to what actually looks to be very interesting & stylish.

  • Taizo Hori

    The over all presentation of the game looks great, the developers are obvious fans of The Designers Republic. It is then a real shame about the choice of grammar used within the game (Sup' Bitch!? All your skill is weak!?). Hopefully the developers are watching the forums for feedback and consider otherwise to using such derivative juvenile slang. It really does diminish from the overall impact of the game to what actually looks to be very interesting & stylish.

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  • http://www.monkey.com Taizo Hori

    Hey hey - good points me!

  • http://www.monkey.com Taizo Hori

    Hey hey - good points me!

  • Taizo Hori

    Two Taizo's!? I'll change my name to my other pseudenom Ataru Hori! Apologies Hori San...

  • Taizo Hori

    Two Taizo's!? I'll change my name to my other pseudenom Ataru Hori! Apologies Hori San...

  • http://www.theiogallery.com Kelly X

    This looks amazing and so fun! Sup Bitch makes me want to play it even more... Young, fun and a cool shooter... want to buy this the first day!! Grand Theft has the stuff to say anything what they want... what's the problem with a shooter with attitude and obvious humor... after all it's not a rolling kitten game!!

  • http://www.theiogallery.com Kelly X

    This looks amazing and so fun! Sup Bitch makes me want to play it even more... Young, fun and a cool shooter... want to buy this the first day!! Grand Theft has the stuff to say anything what they want... what's the problem with a shooter with attitude and obvious humor... after all it's not a rolling kitten game!!

  • Ataru Hori

    Rolling kittens or not, it just seems a bit juvenille & completely out of context in a game like this. It's simply erroneous & spoils the otherwise polished looking product... This game can also hardly be compared to Grand Theft Auto as it's hardly even in the same genre.

  • Ataru Hori

    Rolling kittens or not, it just seems a bit juvenille & completely out of context in a game like this. It's simply erroneous & spoils the otherwise polished looking product... This game can also hardly be compared to Grand Theft Auto as it's hardly even in the same genre.

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  • Vally

    It's humourous. If you find the whole 'Sup Bitch? / All your skill is weak!' thing quite genuinly insulting then you must be an incredibly sensitive being!

    I think it fits in and just adds to the game's personality.

  • Vally

    It's humourous. If you find the whole 'Sup Bitch? / All your skill is weak!' thing quite genuinly insulting then you must be an incredibly sensitive being!

    I think it fits in and just adds to the game's personality.

  • Ataru Hori

    Humourous? No, not really. It's just crass & not neccessary. I'm not insulted nor am I overtly sensitive to such phrasing. I just expect more from my games, especially when the game in question is debased by poor grammar...

  • Ataru Hori

    Humourous? No, not really. It's just crass & not neccessary. I'm not insulted nor am I overtly sensitive to such phrasing. I just expect more from my games, especially when the game in question is debased by poor grammar...

  • Steven Gerrard

    Ataru Hori u gotta be kidding me. Ill show you debased.

  • Steven Gerrard

    Ataru Hori u gotta be kidding me. Ill show you debased.

  • M.W.

    Sup' bitch!

    Nuff' said, what more could you want?

  • M.W.

    Sup' bitch!

    Nuff' said, what more could you want?

  • Ataru Hori

    This game does look appreciable but as I stated before it's some what reduced in quality by lackadaisical & callow terminology. So, debased? yes... But I am very interested by "Steven Gerrard's" display of debasement.

  • Ataru Hori

    This game does look appreciable but as I stated before it's some what reduced in quality by lackadaisical & callow terminology. So, debased? yes... But I am very interested by "Steven Gerrard's" display of debasement.

  • Steve

    This looks good. Too bad I wont be able to but it due to the foul language.

  • Steve

    This looks good. Too bad I wont be able to but it due to the foul language.

  • Ataru Hori

    Yes, it does look great. It just needs a few tweaks...

  • Ataru Hori

    Yes, it does look great. It just needs a few tweaks...

  • thedude

    anyone know what the song is called?

  • thedude

    anyone know what the song is called?

  • Steve

    The Song is called

    "Sup Bitch" by ToldYouSo

  • Steve

    The Song is called

    "Sup Bitch" by ToldYouSo

  • Ace

    Can't wait for this!!

  • Ace

    Can't wait for this!!

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