An experimental take on the traditional 2D space shooter.
Planet Protection Force Ultra is a love letter sort of game for me. I love 2D space shooters - doesn't matter if there's too many of them.
Something I wanted to explore was how to make movement interesting. At first, it was a local multiplayer game using one controller to control both ships, which is still possible. But something happened when I started play testing the game myself and having to control both ships with one controller on my own.
Adjusting difficulty aside, the game fell together quickly after that. The music composition and audio design, hand drawn art and development all took into consideration my personal preferences while paying homage to a classic genre of gaming.
The beta is available for download here.