Tyrian Inspired ‘DreadStar’ Warps Into Steam’s Autumn Festival

DreadStar: The Quest for Revenge is now playable as part of the Steam Autumn Festival. The top-down shooter inspired by Tyrian is a Featured Demo under both Action and RPG categories, and is officially set to launch on Steam on October 20th for $9.99. Bringing a pumping chiptune soundtrack and pixel-perfect gunplay, DreadStar blends RPG elements into the genre, including level-ups, skill points and ship upgrades, without putting players through bullet hell. 

For a truly authentic retro experience, DreadStar is presented in 4:3 with an old-school CRT mode. The full game will also release with 6 replayable sectors, multiple difficulty settings, leveling, skill points, ship upgrades, numerous customization options and weapons ranging from the Gauss Cannons to Hadron Exploders.

With its lead developer taking part in an Ask Me Anything on Discord, as well as a Live Stream catch-up in case you missed it, players who download the demo will get to experience the gorgeous pixel art and challenging gameplay while trying their hand at racking up a high score. Do you have what it takes?

Key Features: 

  • Fast shoot ’em up gameplay with epic boss encounters.
  • 4 different ships and 10 different weapons to annihilate your opponents.
  • Tons of customization options from armors and engines, to shields and special items.
  • Gain experience, level-ups and skill points to incrementally improve your ship’s strength.
  • 6 replayable sectors filled with unique enemies, bosses and minibosses.
  • 3 difficulty settings for every sector, where you’ll need to improve both your skill and your ship to progress.
  • Gorgeous pixel art cutscenes and a kick-ass chiptunes soundtrack made on the famed Atari-ST and ZX Spectrum.
  • A 4:3 display and CRT mode for that authentic retro experience.
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