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16-bit inspired explosive action-platformer Steel Assault is out now

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Ready to run gun and explode some pixels? Zenovia Interactive and publisher Tribute Games have launched Steel Assault, a fresh retro inspired 16-bit 2D action platformer. Another great title ported to Linux with FNA by Ethan Lee.

"You are Taro Takahashi, a resistance soldier on a revenge mission against the dictator who lords over the ashes. You’ll punch enemies and zipline your way out of danger in a post-apocalyptic America beautifully rendered in 16-bit-style graphics."

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About the developer -  Zenovia Interactive is a small game studio currently based in New York City, founded by Sri Kankanahalli in 2019. They specialize in classic 2D genres, namely side-scrollers. Their goal is to create arcade-style games that are beautiful, vibrant, and detailed: games that the present can enjoy, and that the past would be proud of.

Game Features:

  • TRUE ARCADE EXPERIENCE: A classic gaming throwback for both the old school and newer generations. Regardless of skill, there’s a difficulty mode for everyone. Arcade mode is the ultimate Steel Assault experience -- a “1 coin clear” mode for the hardcore and speedrunners.
  • 4:3 ASPECT RATIO/CRT FILTERS: Zenovia Interactive founder Sri Kankanahalli designed Steel Assault with the traditional 4:3 aspect ratio to keep the action quick and surprising... just like it was back in the day. Steel Assault’s many filters and video options are adjustable to accommodate a range of gaming setups.
  • EXPLOSIVE  SOUNDTRACK: A superb, fast-paced and aggressive soundtrack that adds a layer of pressure and anxiety to the experience. Beautiful FM-synthesized tunes with just enough industrial rock and chiptune to please bit-crunched music fans.

You can buy Steel Assault on Humble Store and Steam.

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3 comments

rea987 28 Sep
Quote4:3 ASPECT RATIO/CRT FILTERS: Zenovia Interactive founder Sri Kankanahalli designed Steel Assault with the traditional 4:3 aspect ratio to keep the action quick and surprising... just like it was back in the day. Steel Assault’s many filters and video options are adjustable to accommodate a range of gaming setups.

So, can 4:3 aspect filter and CRT filter nonsenses be disabled? If not, I will just pass, cannot stand 4:3 aspect ratio.
micha 28 Sep
Quoting: rea987
Quote4:3 ASPECT RATIO/CRT FILTERS: Zenovia Interactive founder Sri Kankanahalli designed Steel Assault with the traditional 4:3 aspect ratio to keep the action quick and surprising... just like it was back in the day. Steel Assault’s many filters and video options are adjustable to accommodate a range of gaming setups.

So, can 4:3 aspect filter and CRT filter nonsenses be disabled? If not, I will just pass, cannot stand 4:3 aspect ratio.

you can disable the "CRT filter" and enable a "border art" instead if just black for ratios wider than 4:3.
but not change the aspect ratio.

that said. IMHO it looks amazing with the "CRT filter" in 4:3. Maybe the best retro style in that regard I've seen so far!
DaiKaiser93 29 Sep
Crap, no GOG. Anyone knows if they are going to release it there?, been looking forward to playing this game.


Last edited by DaiKaiser93 on 29 September 2021 at 2:29 am UTC
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