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About Art Ink Studios

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Factsheet

Developer:
Art Ink. Studios
Based in United States

Release date:
Early Access July 4 2019

Platforms:
Windows
iOS
Android

Website:
artinkstudios.wixsite.com/artgames

Description

Star Blitz X is a 3d first person shooting gallery that’s a homage to the 1980's and 1990's light gun shooter arcade era. The premise is to protect the earth for one minute by using a defense tactic to position, point and shoot asteroids and missiles that are launched by the Gargon space invasion. Failure is not an option for every ten hit from the asteroids or missiles on the Earth and it's game over.

History

Before forming Art Ink Studios in late of 2016, six years prior as concept artist and graphic designer as Elvis was involved with over eight indie gaming projects. The experience left a great impression on him to take a more active leading role of design and creating the idea indie game. In late December 2016 the development of the Game Design Document was form as Elvis wanted to create a simple 3D first-person shooting gallery where the game play is fun, simple, but challenging. Classic arcade games like Duck Hunt, Galaga, Space Invader and Asteroids that he grew up with play a factor to the game design. Two months after the team is formed as Jon Gillis (Programmer) join while Pierrick Querolle (Composer and Sound FX) was added about nine months later. When the production of our first game started we didn’t want to recreate the arcade genre just to compete for the highest score, but to develop skills of quick reflex and good hand-eye coordination that rewards the player's effort that unlock multiple sequences of finishing the game. In time, new ideas and features were included like addition game mechanic, enemy setup and UI design while maintaining the homage of the 1980s and 1990s light gun shooter game play to enhance the gaming experience.

Features

  • 10 unique asteroids when shot at can either split up into two to four small asteroids or release an unexpected trap.

  • High score tracking.

  • Three selectable radio station with soundtrack style.

  • The bonus round becomes an retro arcade fixed shooter.

  • Test your hit-miss ratio results for the hit accuracy to improve your skills of precise aim and quick reflex. 

  • A very rare but powerful item called the eradicator star found within the golden asteroid, with one shot and it will destroy any incoming asteroid or missile onscreen.

  • Single player focused.  

  • Multiple difficulty settings and controller choice. 

  • Highly responsive rotating camera, with a 360 degree clockwise and counter-clockwise turns to gain a positional advantage of a moving target. 

 
 
 
 

Videos

Star Blitz X - Demo Short Playthrough YouTube

 

Images

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Logo & Icon

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About Art Ink. Studios

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We are in the progress of making our first game called Star Blitz X for PC and mobile. The demo is in the beta stage and all info about the game can be found on the game page

 

Team Credits

Elvis Matthews
Founder, Game Design, Lead Art, 3D Artist, Concept Artist and Tester

Jon Gillis
Game Programmer

Pierrick Querolle
Composer @ Sound FX

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