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Duæl Invaders detected, detailed

Posted by on January 3rd, 2011 | 0 Comments | Tags: ,

Laughing Jackal, the developer behind such minis titles as Ace Armstrong, Cubixx, Vibes, and Stellar Attack, have announced an upcoming addition to their lineup. Tongue-twistingly titled Duæl Invaders, the game is described as similar to Space Invaders and Galaxian. Despite being billed as a SHMUP in the old-school style, it uses a unique mechanic that’s bound to draw comparisons to Ikaruga.

“In all modes your ships (one red, one blue) are tasked with destroying wave upon wave of red and blue enemies;” states the post on the Laughing Jackal blog. “Some of your enemies will cause chain reactions or change other enemies’ colours, so picking out the best shots will really help you survive and rack up those high scores!”

Among the mechanics described is a “Skew Rate” which serves as both a score multiplier and an “aggro meter”, introducing a familiar MMORPG concept to the SHMUP genre.

Release dates and pricing have yet to be announced, but further gameplay details can be found on Laughing Jackal’s blog.

[Source: Laughing Jackal]