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Take the sky with Dragons vs. Spaceships

Dragons vs. Spaceships is out on the Xbox Live Indie Game Marketplace release Dragons vs. Spaceships was an entrant to this year’s Dream. Build. Play. 2011 competition. At it’s heart, this Xbox Indie release is a top-down vertical-scrolling shooter with retro gameplay mechanics and classic, old-school elements. Players take the persona of a mighty dragon who must fight his way through a variety of technologically advanced enemies, using graceful evasive maneuvers and dodging enemy attacks through the skies.

Dragons Vs Spaceships is a top down shooter developed by Game Production Studios. Dragons Vs Spaceships seeks to capture the essence of the genre, while putting a new spin on old conventions. Travel across many worlds destroying the enemy, using three weapon types that combine for a total of six special weapons.

Fun and challenging, players will quickly master the controls, but will have a more difficult time downing the legion of Spaceships that stand in their way on the path to victory. There’s no telling who will lose the war, but the winner will be the player. “

–Official Dragons VS Spaceships Website

A brief history of The Dragons:

“It had been known for centuries, the natural order of the universe: that all beings were to pay homage to the absolute rulers of the entire cosmos, The Dragons. Their power unmatched by a thousand burning stars, their lore containing the entirety of time and before, The Dragons fulfilled lifespans so long that entire galaxies formed from burning embers and were consumed by novas, without their even aging.

These were the grand creatures of all being, perfectly sculpted and insurmountable in conflict. The sheer radiance and wonder of The Dragons inspired untold amounts of jealousy. In time though, vain species would arise without the proper knowledge and respect for the might of The Dragons, and attempts were made over and over by foolish civilizations to usurp The Dragons’ power, but like waves crashing upon the rocky cliffs of mountains, attempts were pitifully inept.

Official Dragons VS Spaceships Website

For more information on Dragons vs. Spaceships and the Independent XNA team that developed it, Game Production Studios, please visit their official website.


2 responses

  1. Anonymous

    I LOVE this game!!! Im assuming its a tribute to Dragon Spirit (without the ground shoot button – which I wish it had).

    But my question is… Is it glitchy?? Played the demo and can’t seem to shoot the secondary weapon… oh never mind… duh, read the instructions “when HUD turns gold, you can shoot your secondary”. Ok, but can I get more of an explanation of the secondary weapons? Especially the mixed element ones?

    Also, It would be cool and almost seems natural that since there are 2 elements in your inventory that you could switch back and forth for your primary. But it seems the 2nd element is only to complete the mix of the secondary weapon.

    And what is the point of saving the green dragons that fly by and get captured? sometimes I get upgrades from them, sometimes I dont.

    Also, are the different dragon colors just for show or do they have individual powers/stats?

    Anyways a word of advice, dont expect to be able to kill all the enemies – especially if you are not upgraded cause its impossible and I think that was done purposely… which I love. And if you get to a boss with no upgrades… forget it dude, restart.

    PROS: retro tribute to Dragon Spirit, co-op play, impossible to kill all enemies (more strategy involved), great soundtrack, nice artwork on levels, multiple choices of dragons (even though I think its just for color choice).

    CONS: not enough explanation of secondary weapon and mixing, no ground shooting, no ability to alternate from 1st and 2nd element for primary weapon, no explanation of point of “saving” green dragon.

    RATING: 4 out of 5 stars

    WORTH MS POINTS: NO… sorry, with the cons mentions above, 160MS is the max I’d pay… would almost expect to pay 80MS.

    December 3, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    • Anonymous

      We would love to only charge 80 MS Points, but we can’t!!! Because if the game is over 50mb then Microsoft won’t even let us post it for any less than 240 MS Points.

      December 7, 2011 at 7:19 pm

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