Pixeljam’s awesome ode to classic shoot-em-ups, Glorkian Warrior: Trials Of Glork (Free), turned heads here at TouchArcade when it released in early 2014, rating a good review, a Game Of The Week nod, and even ending up on Jared’s Top 10 Of 2014 list. It basically takes the Galaga concept, adds a few twists of its own, and paints over it with an impossibly charming style of presentation.
While the game has had frequent updates, today’s is easily the biggest of them all. It includes two new invaders, a new environment set on the Glorkian Homeworld, and a new flamethrower weapon. Even better still, there’s a new Ace Mode of difficulty that really cranks up the heat for veteran players. It comes with its own leaderboard, too, which is sure to reignite competition in the thread in the TouchArcade forums. Just having an excuse to fire up the game again is enough reward for me, personally.
For those of you who have never fired up Glorkian Warrior, possibly because you don’t own it, you’re in luck. To celebrate this awesome new update, Pixeljam has put the game on sale for the low price of $0.99. It’s not the first time it’s been on sale for that price, but it has only been on sale twice so far since its release, so you might want to grab it now if you like the look of it. If you have even the slightest love for vintage shooters, getting Glorkian Warrior for this price is an absolute steal. And if you already own it? Well, you’ve got a sweet new update to check out. Have fun!