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Blistering twin-stick shooter Son of Scoregasm comes to PS Vita on 10th October

Warm up your thumbs and watch the game in action ahead of next month’s release

Hi, I’m Charlie of Charlie’s Games. I’ve been writing and releasing shooty games since 2005, including Irukandji, Bullet Candy and, most recently, Scoregasm. I’m here to talk about my latest super amazing game Son of Scoregasm, which is coming to PS Vita from 10th October.

In Son of Scoregasm I’ve tried to create something slick, varied, challenging and fun that plays really well on PS Vita. The game is a sequel to Scoregasm which was released in 2011, and in essence is a refinement of that game, taking the best bits and improving the rest.

Son of Scoregasm is a twin stick shooter, though not in the typical survival style. Instead, the game is comprised of a series of interlinked levels that you progress through in a non-linear style. What this means is that there are multiple paths through the game, ranging from fairly easy routes to some that are pretty hardcore. The levels themselves are designed to be different, and there’s a real variety of enemies, traps and bosses for you overcome as you explore the game and find all the exits.

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If you watch the trailer, you’ll no doubt have spotted the pulse attack. This is a really helpful close range pulse that wipes out enemies in a short radius around you ship.

You’ll also have notice in the trailer that it’s being used rather a lot, and that’s because unlike many other twin-sticks, the pulse attack isn’t a panic button. Instead, it’s a core attack that you’ll need to use to both survive the levels and to score points. For example you could use it to push a huge crusher back towards an enemy, cut through a field of bullets or change the direction of a huge, rotating arm made of cannons!

For scoring, you’ll need to shoot enemies. Didn’t see that one coming, eh? However, using your pulse attack to kill enemies will turn them into tokens that increase your multiplier and allow you to score more points per kill. If you’re going for big scores, you’ll need to work out the right balance between pulse attacking for multiplier tokens and shooting for points on any given level.

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So that’s a basic overview of what the game is, and while this and the trailer will give you some understanding of what Son of Scoregasm is and what it looks like, it doesn’t really communicate how it feels to play, so I’ll attempt that now. It feels really, really slick on PS Vita!

You’ll all know how good things look on the Vita’s screen, but it’s the controls that really feel amazing. The analogue sticks are perfect for this game, giving you the full 360 degrees movement you’ll need to react quickly and accurately. This coupled with how fluidly everything moves on screen makes playing the game feel really solid and smooth. It’s genuinely great to play!

If you’d like to know more about Son of Scoregasm, you can either visit my blog or follow me on Twitter.

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Hi Charlie,

Thanks for bringing your game to Vita! I’m a big fan of twin shooters like Geometry Wars and Super Stardust, your game seems to be a worthy successor of this classics, I’ll be there October 10th ;)

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Thanks :) I hope you like it!

Cheers

Charlie

Carnivius_Prime 29 September, 2017 @ 17:34
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frantic arcadey shooty games are very welcome on my vita thank you. :)

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My pleasure :)

Visça Barça

Uh.. Why no PS4 version ?

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It’s coming!

Cheers

Charlie

Looks pretty interesting, will try on my PlayStation Vita. Thank you for your work.

Will PlayStation TV be supported too?

AlexJones_Bankai 01 October, 2017 @ 22:00
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This looks pretty awesome, love these style Games (even though it takes me HOURS to get even remotely decent at them xD).

Don’t have a Vita at the moment but will definitely keep this bookmarked :)

Yo Charlie :) Thanks for another great looking Vita game, I’m getting Every Extend Extra and Geometry Wars vibes with this one!

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