Much as my girlfriend adores Stardew Valley, its light tempo is slightly soporific generally. Atomicrops, however, seems to be the game’s jittery, over-caffeinated cousin, mixing Harvest Moon-esque farming and romance with twin-stick shooter fight and a vibrant post-apocalyptic setting. Bird Bath Games’s imaginative and prescient of the tip of the world is maybe slightly extra Adventure Time than Fallout, however I reckon that’s totally the sort of nonsense I’m out there for (and convincing my different half to strive). Take a have a look at the grimly comedian debut trailer beneath.
I’ve had half a watch on Atomicrops for some time now, however immediately’s debut trailer is a good excuse to speak about it. While Nuclear Throne is an apparent inspiration for its twitchy twin-stick capturing, I’m reminded of loads of different 16-bit period shooters and motion games. There’s one thing concerning the too-cheerful character faces that jogs my memory of Zombies Ate My Neighbours, though others may even see some similarities to the lurid, grotesque world of Nidhogg 2. You wouldn’t be unsuitable, both – artist Toby Dixon labored on each games.
The farming in Atomicrops appears consistently hurried, with the participant casually dodging bullets whereas tilling the soil, planting seeds and watering their crops. Pests must be consistently zapped and absolutely grown vegetation harvested. The stays of your fallen foes additionally make good fertiliser for vegetation. Not too surprisingly, the game payments itself as a ‘roguelite’, though maybe not fairly as frantic as different shooters – you possibly can even take a while out to romance the locals, marry them, and lead them into battle. It all jogs my memory slightly little bit of obscure DOS (and different platforms) technique/motion/administration hybrid The Horde, so I’m desperate to see the way it truly handles.
Atomicrops doesn’t have a launch date but, but it surely does have an official page here, and a writer – Raw Fury. They estimate that it’ll be out this 12 months.