Steelbound Sky is a shoot'em inspired game where its core mechanic makes use of modern devices in an intuitive way. The game play involves simple touch gestures, rather than trying to retro fit a control scheme from previous generations, to engage in the game.
A simple swipe, or drawing of a line will result in the creation of a wind stream. Whenever a projectile makes contact with that stream its direction will be affected. Many enemies are also affected by the wind streams. Players will have to solve how to defeat the enemies quickly as more of them will continue to surround and attack the town over time.
Enemy patterns are built around the idea where certain gestures or abilities are best suited for certain situations. Players can develop their own style of play whether that be brute force, being efficient or using other abilities to get through the waves of enemies.
Witherwood Studios has announced it's new game, Steelbound Sky for iOS.
Inspired by the classic and intricate arcade shooters, Steelbound Sky's game play aims to bring a new twist by offering controls that take advantage of modern touch devices. Rather than trying to retro fit analogue buttons to a screen, players use simple touch gestures to create wind streams, temporary bursts of versatile currents, to manipulate enemies and their projectiles.
Wind streams can be drawn consecutively, at varying lengths and used in combination to alter enemy patterns. Mastering the wind art is necessary to protect the town under constant siege. There are dozens of different enemy types; They fire, swing, dive and bounce all across the playing field. Using the enemies' own powers against them is an integral mechanic to take control of the battlefield, and offers a fresh experience to all players.
Enemies will quickly increase in number and begin their attack on the town. Dozens of different enemy types, hundreds of waves and challenging patterns will be encountered. Player's will need memorization, creativity and determination to get through all 7 levels.
Powerful abilities can be unlocked; Players can burn enemies with lightning, tear up projectiles with tornadoes, and blast fleets of foes with the cannon. By combining all these powers together and by defeating the challenging bosses players can become the true guardian of the skies.
Steelbound Sky is available on the App Store, and will work with most iOS devices:
Witherwood Studios is an independent developer initially starting as a post university project group.
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