With so many pixelated multiplayer-focused games both out and being crowdfunded, it’s pretty hard to stand out. Despite the crowded marketplace I do feel like Laser Fury has the chops to survive – as long as it can meet its Kickstarter goal of $70,000. So let’s jump right in with what exactly seems most appealing about this upcoming title.
Laser Fury is a game that can be played by one to four players. Of course, it does appear that multiplayer is the way it’s intended to be played. As far as co-op is concerned, you’ll be able to play with friends locally or via the internet. This simple statement is a huge deal for online multiplayer fans such as myself since so many indie developers have been shying away from online play as of late. There’s nothing wrong with local play inherently – it’s just really difficult to get friends together in person sometimes! In any case, with that out of the way, Laser Fury’s gameplay in general also seems polished and engaging.
Players select from one of four character classes: Hellion, Ranger, Bralwer, Elementalist. As you might expect, each has its own skillset. What is unique is that players can evolve their characters skills in multiple ways. The upgrade chart has two branching paths per character skill which gives a slight Diablo feel to the game. Heck, the fast, frantic fights seem very classic action RPG styled as well. Laser Fury is targeting Windows, Mac, and Linux release. If you’d like to get it on Steam then be sure to vote for it on Greenlight.