An upcoming game that was recently posted to our forums has caught my attention, and I don't think I'm alone in being incredibly excited for it. The game is called Rex Rocket from developer Castle Pixel, and it's an action platformer inspired by such classics as the Mario series, Mega Man and Metroid. In fact, it's a "Metroidvania" style game, which means you'll be exploring a series of interconnected levels on a huge spaceship. The story follows a typical space calamity: You play as Rex Rocket, former war hero and current transport ship captain, and during a routine mission transporting slimy Terra-Oozling creatures something goes awry and "all heck breaks loose." While the ship's entire crew was in cryo-sleep, the Terra-Oozlings escaped and corrupted the ship's AI. It's up to you to battle back against this slimy enemy, rescue your crew and regain control of your ship.
Rex Rocket has been in the works for quite a while, and ran a successful Kickstarter campaign just about a year ago, and was Greenlit on Steam as well. Rex Rocket was also recently showcased as part of the Indie Megabooth at both GDC and PAX East this year. Its target platform is PC and Mac, but an iOS version has been confirmed and according to a developer post in our forums should be arriving in three to four months. That same forum thread also contains plenty more screens and animated .gifs of the game, so be sure to check that out. If you're interested in the desktop version you can currently pre-order Rex Rocket on the Castle Pixel website, otherwise keep an eye out for more information on the iOS version in the coming months.
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