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!
EXPLORE ALIEN WORLDS PACKED WITH STEALTHY AND DEADLY ADVERSARIES…
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.
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
SUBARASHIDESU !!! HOT NEW MECH TRANSFORMING FEATURE REVEALED!
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 SPACESHIP 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 here…
INSPIRED BY CLASSICS… BUILT FOR NEXT-GEN!
GALAK-Z obviously pays homage to the classic games that invaded dark arcades and home consoles in the 1980s—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 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!
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AUGUST 4 BLAST-OFF CONFIRMED FOR PS4!
Over the past couple of years gamers have gone hands-on with our awesome rogue-lite space shooter, largely thanks to the great support provided by Sony at events such as GDC, gamescom, PAX East, and PAX Prime. Since the roadshow wrapped up, though, we’ve been super busy, not only finishing off the game but also transplanting our studio from Seattle, WA to Kyoto, Japan! Crazy times indeed. All that remains now are several intense weeks of fine-tuning, play-testing and polishing before our baby finally gets pushed out of the space port… and the fun begins !
EUROGAMER PREVIEW SHARES THE LOVE
“Since its unveiling at E3 in 2013, Galak-Z has changed in a very interesting manner, switching from a 2D dog-fighting open-world space game to a 2D dog-fghting roguelike space game. A juke to the left, and it alters pretty much everything. It works, too. It really, really works…” Read rest of article here…
PC GAMER IN KYOTO
“Galak-Z is a daring game… it looks like an anime-inspired twin-stick space shooter roguelike with gorgeous Macross explosions and a fighter straight out of Battlestar Galactica. That hits about seven gamer demographics at once…” Check out the direct-from-Kyoto coverage here!
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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.