Black Paradox, a roguelike shoot 'em up

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    Hi Everyone,
    Here at Fantastico Studio we started developing a second project, Black Paradox.

    Let's start with a teaser!



    Note that the gameplay and graphics shown in the teaser are all work in progress :p We'll post a more well finished trailer later on!

    Anyway, back to the game, Black Paradox is a rogue-like shooter with random-generated levels that puts the player against different waves of enemies and hazards everytime.

    It features 7 different stages with 7 pre-determined bosses, each with different attack patterns and behaviours that reflects their personalities and characterization in the dieselpunk/sci-fi aesthetic of the game.

    Black Paradox's demo is available on Gamejolt! Please try it out and give us your feedback!!

    What do you guys think of the game? We'd love to hear your feedbacks!
     
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    Today we show you the first “hellraiser” boss: “Insane Brothers”, a space dwarf controlling his muscle-brained brother. He travels on board a spaceship designed in the likeness of Mad Max: Fury Road’s vehicles.
     
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    Today we'll show you Black Paradox's second boss, Shadow.
    He travels through space riding a metal steed, an hybrid between a motorbike and a horse, equipped with automatic gatlings. He's dressed as Earth's cowboys and has the face of a skeleton. Also he has the power to call on ghostly versions of himself.

    What do you think of Shadow? As usual let us know! your feedback is gold to us!
     
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    Here's a sneak peek of one of the many weapons in our new game, Black Paradox.
    The weapon is the Tesla, as you can see in this GIF it can shoot electric bullets that propagate through enemies dealing great AOE damages! It's perfect for big waves with many enemies!

    What do you guys think of this weapon?
     
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    Here's another one of Black Paradox's cool weapons.

    The Corrosive shot was originally intended just as a corrosive weapon that deals damage over time, but a bug made it spread to enemies close to the affected one creating a real epidemic. Guess what? we liked the effect and kept it in the definitive version of the weapon!!!

    Now when dealing with big waves of weaker enemies they have no choice but to explode like small fireworks!

    What do you guys think? Feedback is gold to us :)
     
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    Today we'll give you a sneak peek of Black Paradox's first boss. Insane Brothers is the easiest of the 7 bosses in the game, but don't understimate them, we've seen many testers lose to their attacks!

    Here you can see the boss presentation. pretty cool uh? The boss name is announced by a Japanese voice reading the name with a Japanese accent :)



    This one is one of the boss' coolest attacks. He charges straight at the player and slams into the wall of meteors behind him, shooting meteor fragments everywhere. This attack is always available to the boss, but when he's low health he'll get angry and use a stronger vversion of said attack.

    What do you think of this attack?
     
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    Black Paradox's demo is available on Gamejolt! Please try it out and give us your feedback!!
     
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    Here's one of the coolest looking weapons in Black Paradox, the Rocket Launcher! We really love how the final trail particle has come out!

    Even Though they look cool now we had lots of problems with balancing the misseles at the start. Even though they had a not so high damage output having near 100% accuracy made them a deadly game breaking weapon. We found the right balance by making it the lowest DPS weapon in the game, but with that level of accuracy it's still a really deadly weapon we usually love to pick anytime!!!
     
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    Here's a first look at Black Paradox's powerup system. Once a boss is defeated the player will be able to choose between 2 powerups. This choice is fundamental to progress smoothly in the game!

    In this GIF you can see the player pick the "Ball Drone", a small friendly drone that orbits the player protecting him and damaging enemies on impact.
     
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    We haven't shown anything about our co-op mode yet, have we? So here it is! As you can see in this video 2 players are fighting off the second boss in the game, Shadow.

    When the Black Paradox's bar is charged both player release their ultimate move creating 2 clones and effectivelly shooting the boss with the firepower of 4 players. this allows for quite the sick damage!

    Since having 2 players would be unbalanced compared to playing in single player their stats are slightly lowered (the sum is slightly higher than single player, but each one is lower). What do you think of the co-op mode? ready to play with some friends?
     
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    Here's a sneak peek at Black Paradox's third boss, Warlock.

    Warlock is where the game starts to get difficult. He might not have so much health, but he hits HARD. He uses his chain, a shotgun and the gatling in front of his bike to attack.

    Can anyone guess the design's inspiration?
     
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