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MOTHERGUNSHIP is a bullet-hell FPS where you craft your own guns, fight gigantic bosses and defeat a robotic alien armada that conquered Earth. Take the fight to the enemy, craft gun monstrosities that no reasonable person could ever lift, and experience randomized mayhem as you battle your way to the heart of the fleet to destroy the MOTHERGUNSHIP!

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To kick-off the year nicely, we have prepared a new blog post. This time, we are having a first look at one of the bosses that you will be facing in MOTHERGUNSHIP, the Pit Crawler!

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Hello Everyone!

Perhaps, like me, you too have had nightmares about being chased down gigantic metal tunnels by a four-story tall robot spider that shoots homing rockets and has a very large laser drill eyeball! Yes? Well, do I have the game for you!

MOTHERGUNSHIP wouldn’t be an over the top shooter without some over the top boss fights, right? I’m happy to give you all a not-quite-first look at the Pit Crawler. He was showcased pretty heavily in our Resistance trailer this last summer, but we haven’t really talked about the experience of fighting this fella up until now.

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In most cases in MOTHERGUNSHIP, the larger the boss, the easier they are to hit, but with the Pit Crawler there’s a bit more to the fight than just that. The boss’ shrapnel maw is constantly eating away at the arena, consuming the very playspace you have to work with, and you are forced to decide between standing and fighting or booking it to safety. Navigating a tunnel filled with lava, spikes, and other hazards suddenly becomes far more stressful when you have a monster like the Pit Crawler breathing down your neck. You can literally see the creatures legs smashing into the walls around you as it gains ground on you, the ship trembling with every smash..and you know you can’t flee forever..sooner or later you’ll have to make a stand..or at least turn and take a few cheap shots...but when you try, the beast seems invulnerable!


Meanwhile, the Pit Crawler isn’t content to just gobble down the shreds of the arena as it chases you--it’s got it’s own arsenal of ranged weaponry too. Those fleets of missiles might SEEM like they overshot you at first..till you realize that was intentional, and now you have a Pit Crawler behind you and a wall of homing rockets to dodge in front of you.

And then there’s the drill laser. A mammoth jaw hinges open and an intense light fills the arena. The drill laser itself might just *seem* like an excuse for us to make a cool particle effect..And you’d be right..but that laser packs a heck of a punch...but there’s something else too..something inside that toothy maw when the laser is firing. A weakness, perhaps?

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We hope that little taste of boss fight action got you excited! The Pit Crawler is just one Mothergunship’s impressive encounters and we’re looking forward to sharing more of them in the future.

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Happy 2018 everyone and thank you for reading!

Joe Mirabello & the MOTHERGUNSHIP Team!


God, i love this game!

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GripDigital Author

Thanks a lot! We are happy to hear that :)

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I still play Tower of Guns almost daily!!!
For at least 2 years or so now, sooooooo adictive!
That said, i can't wait to get my hands of this new
game (Tower of Guns 2) so to speak. Have been following
the development of it for quit some time now and it can
only be much more of the same awesemness!!!!

Keep it coming please,

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GripDigital Author

Hey Leon! We are very glad to hear that.
You are more than welcome to join our community on Discord, in case you want to (and haven't done already :))!

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Have to be honest and never used Discord before. But i just have regestrated myself for that, and looked a bit around on the Mothergunships discord page. Looks nicely.
Great way to get even more connected with the development. Have asked my first question there about releasing maybe a editor with Mothergunship. Thanks for the invitation,


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metal slug 2 level 2 boss reference ? :)

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