Frenzied bullet hell action covered in an RPG candy shell. Kite's goal has always been to get the players adrenaline pumping, make them pucker up and finally deliver them into a zen garden of customization. Gameplay is classic twin-stick shmup, but each level has a different objective chain to complete and focuses on a specific mechanic or feature. After completion, players are ranked and features are unlocked based on their performance. Next, it's time to prepare for battle by customizing character load out - changing the items/abilities/weapons/companions and tweaking stats.
Kite is moving into the final stages of Alpha and there is a build available for playtesting. The tutorial is a weak point and requires the player to tab through some dialogue while NPCs info dump all the mechanics at once. Currently all items/abilities are unlocked from the start, so beating levels and gaining EXP is the only progression. Gating the player experience and metering out mechanics is a design focus and will be a milestone for the Beta version. That being said, there are 7 levels for players to obtain an 'S' rank on. Survive turrest, droids, mines and grenades, save scientists, decrypt data and destroy infrastructure - the faster the better! GL and thanks for checking out Kite!
Kite's name is a reference to the classic gaming trope 'kiting'. When a player is being chased by an enemy, together they resemble someone flying a kite, as if the player had the enemy on a string and was leading it along. If the player can still attack the enemy while running away it is a very powerful way to avoid being hurt while still doing damage, and is a common technique in almost every action game. No surprise, Kite's gameplay revovles around this mechanic. To spice it up, the player is equiped with turbo speed and bullet time for slow motion aiming or dodging. Combining them gives you ultimate speed and control, allowing you to get into or out of impossible combat situations. Pulling inspiration from '90s era gaming and injecting it with modern controls, customization and intricate detail, Kite is meant to play smooth and fast while still scratching that nostalgic itch.