A Quiver of Crows – Launching October 19th (Video)

The twin-stick shmup featuring crows and demons gets a Steam release date: October 19th.

The game is set for release on October 19th, 2016 via Steam for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It will be priced at $14.99 / 14,99€ / ¥1,480 and a 1 week launch discount of 10% is planned. The game is localized to English, Spanish, Russian, French, Japanese, Korean, and Portuguese.

Crows & Demons

Unlike most shmups, this world is made up of flesh, bones, and dirt instead of the common rigid objects such as ships set in space. The game offers a 360 degree range of motion, 4 weapons, each upgradable up to 4 levels, as well as 3 special attacks – all of which need to be earned by completing certain stages. Players can play solo or local co-op and should be sure to expect extremely challenging gameplay. “We love the old shmups that were super difficult!” exclaimed lead developer Chad Ata, “But we also wanted to add a couple modern twists by including organic characters, smooth animations, and ragdoll physics just to name a few.” Enemies have following and attack AI behaviors rather than the more traditional on-rails approach for the genre. Ragdoll physics are also applied on dead enemies to create more dynamic obstacles for the player characters and their bullets. The result is very challenging gameplay in relatively short stages that encourage players to try and try again as they improve their skills and complete each stage – many of which reward the player with a new upgrade.

“This Sheado.net twin-stick shooter blends beautiful art, dark atmosphere, a great score, and extremely challenging gameplay.” –   Game Skinny

“Looks lovely” –     Destructoid.

“As much an art piece as it is a game.” –     Indie Game Magazine