Factsheet

Developer:
Vertex Pop
Based in Toronto, Canada

Release date:
April 6th, 2017

Platforms:
Nintendo Switch
Steam
PlayStation 4

Website:
vertexpop.com/gem

Regular Price:

USD$12.99
EUR€12.99
GBP£9.99

Description

Skillfully pilot the Graceful Explosion Machine, a fighter ship armed with a ludicrously overpowered quad-weapon array! Lost in deep space, you'll shoot, dash and combo your way through jewel-hued alien worlds, fighting crystalline enemies to find a way home.

The GEM fighter is the most advanced single pilot fighter in the galaxy, offering precise controls, nimble movement, and devastating firepower.

History

The follow up to Vertex Pop's cult classic shooter WE ARE DOOMED, Graceful Explosion Machine takes everything designer Mobeen Fikree is passionate about in shooters and distills it to pure arcade-style experience!

Features

  • A blisteringly intense side-scrolling arcade shooter experience.
  • Quad-weapon array gives the player four unique and devastatingly powerful weapons at all times.
  • Fast paced skill-based action, featuring a deep combo system and scoring mechanics.
  • 30+ levels across 4 unique worlds.
  • Visuals bursting with vibrant colour, bold lines, and geometric enemy designs.
  • Analogue and digital synthesizer driven soundtrack.
  • Extensive ranking and stats for each level encourages replay and perfecting the game combo systems.
  • Score attack mode: a finely-tuned experience for wracking up big scores! Perfect for streaming.

Videos

Nintendo Switch Announcement Trailer YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Featured at Indie MEGABOOTH." PAX East 2016, PAX West 2016
  • "Featured at PlayStation Experience." December 2016

Original Soundtrack
robbyduguay.bandcamp.com.


About Vertex Pop

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Vertex Pop is an independent videogame developer run by Mobeen Fikree. Mobeen designs minimalistic videogames with a focus on mechanics, game feel and responsive controls.

More information
More information on Vertex Pop, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Graceful Explosion Machine Credits

Mobeen Fikree
Design + Programming

Gabby DaRienzo
Art + Visual Design

Robby Duguay
Music + Sound Design

Henry Faber
Producer + Marketing

Nina Bascos
Producer + Project Management

Dave Proctor
Additional Production


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