Go On a Rampage with Gigapocalypse
Nostalgia can be a heady drug. I can’t list how many times I invested in a game just cause it reminded me of another. Which brings us to Gigapocalypse. Developed by Goody Gameworks with publishing handled by Headup, it’s a kaiju smashing game inspired by Rampage. It’s coming to Steam Early Access on July 22nd. After that happens, the game will gradually add 9 Gigas to the experience, each with different ways to play (and by play I mean smash things).
Best of all, Gigapocalypse has a free Steam demo. It’s available from today until Sunday the 27th. It’s sure to give you a small taste of the full game to come. But if you’re still eager for more details, please read the following:
Amplified by pumping heavy metal songs, players will control giant Kaijū-inspired monsters – the so-called “Gigas” – and leave a pixelated trail of destruction. As the Giga evolves, players will unlock powerful mutations, skills, and skins, or even the ability to spawn up to five cute yet evil minions which accompany the Giga on their destructive journey. Unleashing their destructive power on unsuspecting cities, will ultimately bring them face to face with fearsome bosses at the end of each level.
Take care of the Gigas with Tamagotchi-style mini-games and decorate their “home” to unlock more upgrades and make them even more menacing. The full game will feature six beautifully detailed pixel-style locations based on earth’s past, present and future timeline, as well as nine distinct Gigas to bring on the monster apocalypse!
GIGAPOCALYPSE FEATURES INCLUDE:
- Nine Gigas with unique abilities and skill trees
- Six beautifully detailed stages based on earth’s past, present and future timeline
- Themed enemies and buildings
- Epic and hilarious boss fights
- Unlockable minions, skills, and mutations
- Extra quests and secrets to unlock more abilities for your monsters
- Fast-paced arcade action with simple controls
- Satisfying visual destruction in cute pixel art style
- A heavy metal soundtrack to perfectly complement the chaos
- Razer Chroma support
As a fan of the old Rampage arcade machines, I think Gigapocalypse looks really fun. But it’s also not just a clone, and adds lots of neat twists to the classic formula. I’m especially excited by how you can mutate your roster of kaiju. Be sure to check out the demo while it’s available, watch the trailer and stay tuned to HPP for more great titles from Headup Games!