It's all finished! We'll be releasing Humans Must Answer on GOG.com and through the Humble Store for Windows only on July 11th!
Hey! I'm Chris from Sumom Games - the writer/tester - and I just wanted to introduce you all to our debut game, Humans Must Answer
I joined the team late so that's why I've started this thread now. The other guys on the team are all based in Ukraine and started working on the game just over a year ago after they lost their previous jobs. They've worked on the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series and Xenus II: White Gold most notably.
So the game is a 2D space shooter with lots of explosions and peculiar things to discover. You play as a Scout ship called The Golden Eagle on a mission
to find a means of heating a large golden egg. The egg needs a temperature even larger than what the average star delivers for its contents to be satisfied and eventually hatched.
to investigate the goings on of our solar system after they receive a distress signal from this corner of space.
Upon trying to establish contact, the humans immediately start firing (there is a reason for that) and off starts this explosive journey around the planets.
At the moment, we've got an alpha demo put together and have submitted the game to the IGF and Greenlight, as you can see by the links at the top. Now the focus is putting the rest of the levels together.
The gameplay is quite classic shmup really, with more explosions a need to evade just about everything (no insta-death when touching walls!) and some exciting weapons to play with. Below is a video that showcases how you can deal with different opponents by combining weapons.
Now, the levels and enemies are split into two styles: robots and humans. Below you can see some footage of the human levels just outside Jupiter.
Here's us testing some of the explosive barrels. They can be shot at any time and used to your advantage with the right timing (FUCK THA POLICE).
We're pretty proud of our destruction system in the game too. So, uh, hope you don't mind if I just slow this down a little for you.
My personal favourite weapon is this badboy. Pretty much destroys anything stupid enough to get in the way - like this giant robot.
That's nothing compared to our bosses, though. They're big, they're tough, and you have to be clever if you want to defeat them.