AN ADVANCED, OPEN-WORLD SPACE SHOOTER FOR PS4 AND WINDOWS!
“There are a thousand little points of tension beyond the “die and restart” loop, and that’s what helps GALAK-Z stand comfortably among the best roguelikes ever created.”
9.0 – Polygon
“The amount of love and effort that went into crafting GALAK-Z is plainly evident…17-Bit has produced nothing short of a masterpiece.”
90 – Hardcore Gamer
Prepare for the bar to be raised on deep-space 2D dog-fighting! GALAK-Z is a modern, A.I. and physics-driven open-world action game, viewed through the lens of the classic 16-bit space shooter. Powered by the next-generation Cyntient AI platform, Galak-Z puts players in control of anime-inspired spacecraft inhabiting procedurally generated worlds.
GALAK-Z is not only a love letter to 1980s arcade shooters and Japanese anime Sci-Fi. It’s also a true evolution of the 2D space-shooting genre. With hyper-responsive controls, deviously intelligent enemies, and strange, expansive worlds to navigate… it’s a modern, retro-styled blaster like you’ve never played before!
GET READY FOR HYPER DEPTH…
In GALAK-Z both stealth and skill are required to defeat truly intelligent enemies. You will be forced to outsmart enemies that think, react and cooperate like seasoned pilots! Master your ship’s sublimely-honed controls as you blast enemies, unleash missile salvos, and even toss your opponents, mech-style, to their explosive demise.
INSPIRATION AND INNOVATION
GALAK-Z obviously pays homage to the classic games that invaded dark arcades and home consoles in the 1980s and stellar coin-ops such as Asteroids, Gradius and R-Type, and titles like Solar Jetman on the NES.
But while rooted in classic tradition, GALAK-Z also combines the aesthetic punch of modern 2D games (like deep parallax and killer effects!) with the sophistication of 3D FPS—such as cutting-edge, enemy A.I. for deeper, more intense dog fights. Think of it as a classic shooter—on (a)steroids.
GALAK-Z utilizes the Cyntient™ A.I. platform to infuse alien enemies with the ability to analyze, react to and learn from their environment—and your behavior as a player. Only serious piloting skills will be up to the job…
- Procedural-generation and real-time physics
- Advanced enemy A.I for intense dogfights!
- Scripted missions and ‘roguelite’ structure
- Resource-based, progressive weapons system
- Inspired by 70s / 80s anime and arcade shooters
GALAK-Z FIGHTER: HIDDEN MECH ABILITIES!
Not content with GALAK-Z having only amazing real-time physics and AI-powered space shooting… we’ve saved our biggest secret for last. So yeah… OF COURSE YOU CAN TRANSFORM YOUR SHIP INTO A KILLER, GIANT MECH FORM IN GALAK-Z! How could we leave that out? With the hit of a button Atak’s space fighter instantly transforms into a hulking space robot death machine complete with laser sword, shield and grappling hook!!! More details about the Mech gameplay can be found in our PlayStation Blog update…
RIVAL ENEMY FACTIONS:
NEW: ‘ARCADE’ MODE !
GALAK-Z has a reputation for being as hard as a frozen brick – and for that we are proud. However, we also realize not everyone is looking for a good ol’ kick in the teeth from the evil Imperial Navy. Enter ‘Arcade’ mode!
Offered alongside our tough-as-old-space-boots ‘Rogue’ mode, ‘Arcade’ mode permits you to replay failed missions any number of times until you conquer them and are ready to move on. So… it’ll be easy?! Pah! Death still looms around every corner, and progress-saves at the end of each mission mean you still have to play it safe. But you’re now able to take on each mission with a virtual roll of quarters stacked on the cabinet. It’s GALAK-Z with a little less of the stress of permadeath space combat…
GALAK-Z NOW AVAILABLE ON STEAM!
Our awesome rogue-lite space shooter is now available for PC, Mac and Linux. This version has a few extra features such as the brand new ‘Arcade’ mode, Steam Trophies, mouse and keyboard controls and also more powerfully rendered visuals for those packing graphics card punch (see PC Gamer’s article for more information about the new features). The Steam version costs $19.99 with a 20% launch discount available for a limited period. Detailed system requirements and more info can be found here.
GALAK-Z WINS BEST GAME DESIGN AWARD!
At the recent inaugural Tokyo Indie Fest in the gaming Mecca of Akihabara, GALAK-Z scooped the top prize! Being awarded ‘Best Game Design’ is a huge honor for us given how much Japanese gaming has influenced 17-Bit and its creations. To say we’re stoked is a huge understatement−the look on Jake’s face pretty much says it all. Thanks to all who helped create this great new event!
HOT GALAK-Z AND 17-BIT TEES!
Multiples of 8 are so last-gen—make the leap to 17-Bit! Our sweet GALAK-Z logo Tees are available on FanGamer and printed on American Apparel’s ultra-comfy 50/50 BB401 shirts. They feature Forward Printing’s soft ‘discharge’ ink (bleaching out the T, rather than printing on top). Also check out our 17-Bit logo Tees with a 6-color print (also discharged) on black 100% cotton Sun Apparel shirts. They’re accompanied by a 4″x2″ 17-Bit vinyl logo sticker.