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Cycle 28 is a 2D space shooter in the classic arcade style, where only your score matters. The controls are simple. The action is fast-paced. Intense dogfights lead to epic, screen-filling bosses. That’s all there is to it, or so you think . . . But the truth is, you don’t know what Cycle 28 is. Not yet.

Presskit

Factsheet

Developer:
Pill Bug Interactive
Based in United Kingdom

Release date:
March 8 2018

Platforms:
Windows
Nintendo Switch

Website:
pillbug.zone/cycle-28

Available From:
$4.99 - Steam

Description

A fast-paced momentum-based space shooter with screen-shaking explosions and a mystery at its heart. The controls are simple. The action is fast-paced. Intense dogfights lead to epic, screen-filling bosses. That’s all there is to it, or so you think . . . But the truth is, you don’t know what Cycle 28 is. Not yet.

History

With an arcade space shooter the important thing is that you feel every twist and turn, every near miss and every direct hit. We want you on the edge of your seat as you try to improve as a pilot. We’ve spent a long time in development working on that “game feel” aspect – something so simple, yet so essential in this kind of gaming experience.

And because this is a Pill Bug game there’s more going on under the shell, if you care to take a look. In late 2017, Pill Bug’s swarm grew by one, taking on a writer with the specific aim of crafting story-based puzzles to add an extra dimension to our games. If you’re going to craft a love letter, who better to help than a published author?

Features

  • A 2D arcade style space shooter
  • G-force fueled battles against an unknown, unknowable enemy
  • Beat your own high score to unlock ship upgrades
  • Customise your ship and change your tactics
  • Screen-filling bosses to test even the most seasoned pilot
  • An evolving storyline

Videos

Gameplay Trailer YouTube

Review Round-Up Trailer YouTube

Gameplay Trailer 2 YouTube


Images

Download all screenshots & photos as .zip
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Download logo/icon assets as .zip
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Awards & Recognition

  • "GDWC 2018 Fan Favourite Award" GDWC

Selected Articles

  • "I can’t help but recommend it [Cycle 28] to anyone who’s looking for a healthy, arcade-style challenge."
    - Greg Decker, Gamers with Jobs
  • "Cycle 28 is a fast-paced modern take on a classic 2D space shooter that is simple in design and offers great replayability."
    - Forge, Welsh Gaming Network

Monetization Permission

Pill Bug Interactive allows for the contents of Cycle 28 to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from Cycle 28 is legally & explicitly allowed by Pill Bug Interactive. This permission can be found in writing at https://www.indiedb.com/games/cycle-28/presskit.


Steam Store Page
Steam Store Page store.steampowered.com/app/749560/Cycle_28.

Nintendo eShop
Nintendo eShop nintendo.com/games/detail/cycle-28-switch.


About Pill Bug Interactive

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A games studio based in South Wales. Our aim is to create games which appear simple on the outside yet hide a deep complexity within.

More information
More information on Pill Bug Interactive, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Cycle 28 Credits

Sean Walton
Founder

David Towsey
Writer

Jordan Rees
Music

Ace Volkov
Artwork


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