This time the spotlight will be shining on Futuridium EP, a fast-paced and hard-as-nails 3D SHMUP without any fancy tricks – just skill and reflexes! Let’s see if we can’t help it escape the cold emptiness of Greenlight limbo.
You are a lone starship pilot who get lost in a dimensional loop just before a battle: with a limited and constantly depleting energy bar your only hope is to fly as fast as possible over enormous space dreadnoughts and destroy all the cyan power cubes, replenishing your energy tank and revealing the ship’s power core, which must be destroyed to move to the next ship.
Sounds like your average nine-to-five, eh? Well, except for the dimensional loop bit and the power cubes. Maybe the huge enemy ships too, depending on your line of work. Anyway, blasting said cubes is an easy task… on paper. There’s just this tiny problem with your ship, however: there’s no way to stop or even slow it down! You can however pull off 180 degree turns, an undeniably useful feat. That is, unless you’re an incredibly talented pilot, and believe me, your skills will be put to the test here as the game is anything but easy. No checkpoints either, and did I mention your energy tank/bar doesn’t automatically get refilled between each level? aye, by the end of Futuridium EP, you’ll have racked up an abundance of frequent flyer miles for sure.
So riddle me this, dear reader: why is Futuridium EP still struggling to get through Greenlight? It’s been out for a while (since July 2013), so lack of availability is certainly not the reason. If you haven’t done so already, might I recommend visiting its Greenlight page and handing over a ‘yes’, if you like what you see? Remember: your vote matters!
Futuridium EP is available for Windows, Mac and Linux from the official website for free, and without any DRM.