Apolune: Roguelike Arcade Shooter

Apolune is a minimalist, endless procedural evolutionary space war. Enjoy fighting wave after wave of enemy starships in a classic "2D" simulation that evolves and mutates as you fight on, victorious. Defend the Earth from hordes of vile aliens in your simple craft: point-and-shoot.

Apolune: an endless, procedural space war fought through skill and determination alone or in pairs! Enjoy this PC bullet-hell roguelike shooter evolve before your eyes with every kill. Test your wits and push your limits, using keyboard or controller. Join up with a friend to share the keyboard or challenge yourself on the two-player leaderboards. Cheat to your hearts content, and try the game in a huge variety of resolutions, including massive TripleHead2Go and DualHead2Go support. Push the limits in 4K and beyond. Even works on your old 32-bit lo-fi systems.

Apolune is a minimalist, endless procedural evolutionary space war. Enjoy fighting wave after wave of enemy starships in a classic "2D" simulation that evolves and mutates as you fight on, victorious. Defend the Earth from hordes of vile aliens in your simple craft: point-and-shoot.

Fight while orbiting far away stars, dark rogue planets, bizarre alien worlds and deep interstellar objects. Contemplate your place in the endless galaxy.

Compare previous session statistics with your current standing. Achieve milestones and upload to Steam databank. Test your might against the world!

The beauty is in what you will discover.

  • Controls: Keyboard only (or Steam controller!)
  • Navigator: WASD + Left CTRL
  • Gunner: Right CTRL + Left + Right arrow keys
  • Requires mouse to click menu buttons.

Two-Player Co-op Two Ways!

Local co-op can be achieved by sharing the hot-seat: one person is the navigator (left side of keyboard), the other is the gunner (right side of keyboard) in the same ship.

Additionally, read the README file to learn about the "true" Two Player option that allows you to map a controller to control the Astronaut in a one-of-a-kind second player tethered experience on a shared screen (local hot seat / co-op).

Factsheet


Status: On Steam

Available Platforms: Windows 32- or 64-bit, Linux (via Steam Winux Magic)

Players: One or two

Genre: Shmup

Controllers: Yep

Retail: $6.99 USD

Official Site: http://lostastronaut.com/apolune

Developer
Lost Astronaut Studios
Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Founded 2007
Website: lostastronaut.com

Main contact
H. Elwood Gilliland III
LostAstronaut@Rocketship.com
LAGameStudio @ Twitter

Company Description
A lone developer focused on making games no big studio would ever make. Based in the Great Lakes region (Western Pennsylvania) with helpful associates in Turkey, Belgium, Japan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Colorado, Texas, Seattle, Canada, Connecticut and California, among other places.

History
Proprietorship was founded on a whim in 2008 by an experienced tech industry professional who started his career making textual open source games in the early 1990s and studied under Dr. Randy Pausch, author of The Last Lecture.

Prior game-related consulting and coursework
ETC at Carnegie Mellon University (BSc Interaction Design, Minors Art, Multimedia), Platform Digital, EA/URBZ, BSF/Fallout 3, DikuMUD, Ecere Corp, OpenAL, Sierra On-line

Selected Images

Title & Logo & Box Shot

Teaser Illustrations