As 2014 draws to an end, having just released AQUA KITTY DX onto PS4 and PS Vita, Tikipod Ltd now releases its second indie title in as many weeks onto PS4, PSVita AND Steam! (PC/Mac/Linux).
A small but authentic 8bit retro experience like no other, ‘Rock Boshers DX: Directors Cut’ throws you back in time to the 80s, the 1880s! In a top down steampunky action game which sees you fighting your way across Mars.
The PSN versions have CROSSBUY and CROSS SAVE, with a 10% PlayStation Plus launch week discount, allowing you to get both versions for one great low price. (9th Dec for SCEA, 10th Dec for SCEE)
The Steam version goes on sale on the 10th Dec, also with 10% off launch discount for one week.
WHAT’S THE STORY?
Get ready to take a trip back to the 80s, the 1880s!
Help young Queen Victoria fight her way across Mars and attempt to escape home in this exceedingly retro arcade adventure!
Created to look, feel and sound like a ZX Spectrum styled videogame from the 1980s – Rock Boshers DX mixes top down and side on 8-way directional shooting action.
See amazing sights as you journey across Mars – drawn from an eye popping palette of 15 colours.
Prepare to bosh rocks! – with only the occasional break for tea and scones.
RBDX is a 2D pixel drawn arcade action game, created as if made on an 8bit hardware (specifically the ZX Spectrum), but modernised with widescreen formatting, HD rendering and of course – no colour clash!
Authentic 8bit loading sounds and borders art!
Soldiers, zombies, giant bugs, tanks and more all try to block your progress.
CrossBuy and CrossSave on PS4 and PS Vita.
Leaderboards to compete on and Trophies/Achievements to obtain.
Weapons to collect to help you escape the levels, such as Coal Rockets and Steam Lasers.
Hidden snacks to collect to unlock bonus arcade games.
4k and above rendering on PCs with the correct hardware.
4K rendering on the PS4 GPU for optimal 1080p output.
PS4 EXCLUSIVE CONTENT: Special Battle arenas with 4 player local coop! Choose your favourite Victorian era character – Queen Victoria, Charles Darwin, Ada Lovelace or Lewis Carrol, and duke it out in a range of different fighting arenas.
Yes you can collect snacks hidden throughout the levels to unlock bonus arcade games such as:
‘CHEESE DREAMS’ sees you chasing down a giant lump of Cheddar.
‘AQUA KITTY’ is a mini spinoff from the DX version, where you must protect a milk pipeline under the sea.
‘GHOST PYRAMID’ places you in the shadow of some ancient Martian pyramid as you dash to collect gems.
Finally ‘BOSHTEROIDS’ lets you take to the stars in your very own space ship.
Which other retro action game which lets you play as Queen Victoria, through a small chunk of 100% accurate history from an alternate universe? 😀
9th Dec – SCEA PS4 and PS Vita (Crossbuy, crosssave)
10th Dec – SCEE PS4 and PS Vita (Crossbuy, crosssave)
10th Dec – Steam PC, Mac, Linux
ROCK BOSHERS DX DEVELOPMENT TEAM
Dugan Jackson, Art/Design/Production.
William Bell, Engine Programming.
Electric Café, Audio.
David Hankin, Box/Character art.
ABOUT TIKIPOD LTD
Based in London UK, Tikipod Ltd has been an independent games development company since 2009 and is run by Dugan Jackson. As well as developing its own titles such as AQUA KITTY DX, Tikipod works with other companies and developers on their games such as:
Iron Fisticle – with Confused Pelican, published by Curve Digital.
Stealth Bastard/Inc – for Curve Studios.
Gravity Crash – for JAW Ltd.
Eufloria PSN – for OmniLabs.
ADDITIONAL GAME INFORMATION
ROCK BOSHERS DX YouTube trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMTvxiK8qqk
ROCK BOSHERS DX website – http://tikipod.com/rockboshersdx/