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Ballistick Revives the Stick Figure Glory Days

Do you remember the old days of stick figure animation? Animators like Xiao Xiao? Series like Madness Combat? Or sites like Stickdeath.com? The glory days of stick figure animation have come and gone but a new game, Ballistick, is looking to revive them.

Using this old art style, combined with revolutionary 2D shooting mechanics, Ballistick is primed to bring about a resurgence in these old games/animations.

 

About the game:

Ballistick combines over-the-top stick figure gore (typical of the era) with extremely realistic gun mechanics and tactical gameplay. The player must hop from cover to cover, intelligently taking out their targets, either via stealth or brute force.

Ballistick also offers gun mechanics rarely seen in games today. Each action requires the proper steps to complete. Want to pump a shotgun? You must hit the back key to cock it back, then forward to cock it forward. Want to reload a magazine? You must hit down to drop the magazine out, up to lift it in, and forward to reengage the bolt (if you fired the last round).

These mechanics offer an entirely new layer of depth to the game that 2D games of this type are sorely lacking. Combine these mechanics with unique gadgets like ECM Jammers, a snake cam, claymores, and even grenades, and you have gameplay that will keep you coming back again and again.

  • Infiltrate enemy strongholds
  • Massacre enemies with ten different weapons/gadgets
  • Stealth or guns blazing, you decide
  • Live the animations that you loved as a kid
  • Intensely realistic gore and gun mechanics
  • Manually add shells to your shotgun, drop the clip out of your M4, or toggle your safety

 

Relive the glory days of flash stick animation and kill some stick figures while you’re at it.

 

Ballistick will be available Oct 15th 2016 on the Humble Store, Steam, and Green Man Gaming.

 

Learn more here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/518620

Also available at the Humble Store and Green Man Gaming

 

Game Information:

Platform:              PC
Developer:           Bomb Shelter Games
Publisher:             Bomb Shelter Games
Release date:       Oct 15, 2016

 

Credits:

Owen Leach: Designer/Producer/Programmer

Bennett Tyler: Artist/Designer

James Salvati: AI Programmer

J.P. Mosca: Audio Designer

Kevin Kozik: Composer

 

Bomb Shelter Games Info:

Bomb Shelter Games LLC is a Boston based indie developer founded in 2009. We split our time developing for both PC and mobile markets, but have also dabbled in the serious games space. Our vision is to create joy in our players through appealing graphics, compelling gameplay, and charm.

 

Contact:

info@bombsheltergames.com

(978) 821-2596

28 Fairmount St
Clinton, MA 01510

Twitter: @Bomb_Shelter

For a review copy, you may email us directly or submit your request through keymailer.

https://www.keymailer.co/g/games/28984

 

Links:

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S5aWY-6T0k

 

Gameplay:

IndieDB: http://www.indiedb.com/games/ballistick

Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/518620

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bomb-Shelter-Games-147291528645595/

 

Screenshots:

 

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