It wasn't smooth sailing for this one, as their original Kickstarter was trolled with a large fraudulent pledge that resulted in their original campaign failing to hit the goal. They later put up a new Kickstarter, which actually was successful and a lot more so than the first one in terms of funding raised.
What makes Dimension Drive so nuts? Even when you're playing by yourself, the game is split across two parts of the screen. It does have local co-op support as well, so you don't have to get overwhelmed by the action. Hopefully this will be enough to set it apart from the masses of other shoot 'em ups currently available on Linux, it certainly looks good.
Check out the launch trailer:
About the game:
This intense space shoot ’em up challenges you to fight across two battlefields on one splitscreen. Instantly switch between them to dodge waves of bullets, reach secret areas, or surprise your enemies. Play solo or turn it up to 11 with a local co-op partner to give your enemies hell when you team up on one screen, or split up to grab as much loot as possible.
- Space shoot 'em up action switching between two battlefields on one splitscreen
- Play solo or in local co-op
- 13 levels of story campaign and 13 more in New Game+ mode
- Online leaderboards and four difficulty modes offer the ultimate challenge
- Advanced gameplay strategies including Drift and Reverse Drive to test your skill
- Find secret data cubes to unlock and power-up new weapons like the he Flack Shotgun or the Pulse Cannon
- Unfold the secrets of the Dimension Drives in a rich sci-fi adventure
- Created by two ex-space engineers
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