Variety is the Spice of Shoot-em-ups

Josh continues to crank out phenomenal ship tiles for all your enemy-smashing needs.

Ship prototype (B-class)

As I’ve said many times, in posts on this blog and elsewhere, what I find fun in a shoot-em-up (or any other type of game) is a sense of progression.  We want Ladon to have that feeling in two different forms.  First, there’s the progression through levels.  Second, there’s the progression of ship building.  Taking a step back and looking at the ship you’ve built through hours of bashing bad guys and collecting materials is a reward in itself and it should feel rewarding.  That’s where all these beautiful models come in.  You’ll see them as you’re flying around in the heat of battle, but only from a top-down point of view, and they’ll be too small on the screen to really appreciate the detail.  The ship-building screen is where you’ll have a moment to really take it all in.  This is where you’ll be able to rotate it around and bask in the beauty of your creation.

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