Galagan’s Island is an Arcade style Space Shooter with loving homage to classic arcade style and difficulty.
Featuring 25 LEVELS of handcrafted whimsical charm.
So pretty you almost don’t want to destroy them.
Early Access Game
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Why Early Access?
“We created this game for Otronicon Game Jam in 36 hours.
It was a first project together for my son and I…we didnt want to quit…and then we just couldn’t.
So once we had 25 levels you can’t beat…we decided to start growing this thing.”
Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?
“Until it’s complete.
We…don’t have a deadline…we’re indie.
We update constantly…we won’t stop adding until I murder the frame rate.”
How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
“Oh boy….I’m skipping this.
I wrote all this in the description already.
MORE MORE MORE!”
What is the current state of the Early Access version?
- 25 complete single-player swarm levels and 1 complete boss level, each with their own unique musical tracks and swarm formations.
- Mac and PC compatibility.
- Support for both keyboard and gamepad control.
- Ship abilities scale with game progression. The further you get, the faster and stronger your ship.
- Gorgeous pixel art.
- Still not clear exactly where we are?
Try out our Free Demo version. It’s just like that but several times the content – all just as fun, polished, and wonderfully difficult.”
Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?
“Two price tiers.
Early Access & Complete.
No sales or Bundles in Early Access.”
How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?
“Of course we have a plan…but it means nothing…without you.
So let’s do this together.
This is our very first game…we aren’t going anywhere.
So…we want to connect with all of you now.
We are very active on social media…and now that we’ve published…we will start to make the convention circuit……These games don’t sell themselves.”
About This Game
Galagan’s Island is our Arcade style Space Shooter with loving homage to classic arcade style and difficulty.
Featuring 25 LEVELS of handcrafted whimsical charm. So pretty you almost don’t want to destroy them. LOL!
Galagan’s Island utilizes dynamic scaling of ship abilities. As you progress through the game YOUR ability to perform improves as well.
Original Soundtrack featuring smooth jazz and hip-hop styles, personalized trip-hop TRACKS, 8 bit chip-tunes & 4th wall frenzies….not to mention a slew of rising Indie musicians …brought to you courtesy of Forever Humble Productions.
Optimized For Both Keyboard and Gamepad Controls.
This is our first Unity Build and will be our first release under Skinny Jean Death Studios….a video game development company founded by 13 year old programmer Jonathan Cunningham.
So…25 Levels to start…and A Boss. Hmmm…Not Enough.
So That Was Why They Went..
“Early Access It Is.”
I spoke to Skinny Jean Death Studios and here is what they said
“I want to just tell you everything we are planning, but that takes the fun out of it all. For starters…The game is being uploaded to Early Access with a graphic upgrade.
We found an artist that really took to the project. We wanted him to feel comfortable moving forward, so we though it best to let him take the lead and start to revision our world. We can’t say enough how excited we are to have him on board. Thanks Josh Culp, it’s an honor to work with you.
Moving forward….one of our first major overhauls to Galagan’s Island will be the introduction of storyline.
Who is our pilot? It’s time to find out.
I’ll say this…our pilot is a gamer…he will take breaks in game to play games of his own.”
“We will be adding a Co-Op Mode. However it is just that…a MODE…the storyline will follow single player gameplay only.
More enemies, more ships, bigger bullets, bosses, bigger bosses, sometimes even mini bosses….and man more powerups!
I feel like i should not give away to much…so for now I wont even mention the ‘Crossover”.”
“This Is All Very New to Us.
We are really excited to start to grow this game further with you the players.
I hope we did this right. LOL
If not…well we will be updating this thing constantly anyway.”