Get Set Games is pretty popular on the iOS and Android platforms with such hits as Mega Jump and Mega Run, and talking with them at GDC in years past it's really clear they're brimming with cool game ideas. One type of game they've always wanted to create is a dual-stick shooter, so they're going for it with their newest creation called Battle Casters. We dive into a pretty early version of Battle Casters in the video below, check it out.
Even in its early state, Battle Casters is a whole lot of fun. Blasting away at bad guys and collecting loot is really satisfying. One thing I wasn't prepared to like so much about it is the timer element. Each run is limited time only, so there's a neat risk/reward between wanting to explore every nook and cranny or trying to hurry along so you can finish a floor. The comparison to arcade racers like Out Run that give you additional time as long as you can make it to each checkpoint of a course is very apt, and it works surprisingly well in a dungeon crawler setting.
Battle Casters should be out in April, and knowing Get Set they'll probably have a lot more content to come even after release.
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