R-COIL continues the legacy of Vector Arcade Games

R-Coil is now on kickstarter. It’s a beautiful, Vector Style arcade game, with some interesting powerups, a killer co-op mode, an awesome duel mode, and one of the most innovative game mechanics I have seen in an arcade space shooter.

A malfunction with your experimental R-COIL engine has torn a hole in reality and you have fallen through it. You find yourself under attack by a horde of unfamiliar and hostile creatures. Your main thruster and weapons systems have been fused and your stabilizer is offline; you cannot fire your weapons without moving. Will you find your way home, or will you die trying?

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The developer is working to get the game on Steam. It’s currently available through itch.io, and under constant development.

I’ve played the itch.io version, and I gotta say, it’s a lot of fun, especially as a multi-player duel/party game.

R-Coil is really pretty. It pays clear homage to classics like Asteroids and Star Castle, while clearly bringing something new to the table.

Go check it out!


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Written on August 9, 2017