Indie publisher Ratalaika Games, together with developer Next Game Level, has released its inspirational Shoot-em-up Remote Life.
With a crazy number of distinguishing features, neat level design, 3D rendered graphics, insane creature design, cool music, and SFX, with the most important focus on challenging gameplay, variety, and playability, Remote Life really packs a punch in a retro visioned game fit for the 2020s.
One Man – One Vision
Remote Life has been put together by a one-man production team, with a skill set that is remarkable. Inspired by seeing and playing games from the past decades that have helped formulate and create his concept, design, gameplay elements, and mechanics. From Commodore 64, SNES, Sega Genesis, and Amiga 500, to current consoles, he has captured the essence of those games and their playability and game feel to create his own unique game.
A Huge and menacing Alien Hive is approaching our planet. The only way to defeat it is to get inside and destroy it from the centre. You are John Leone, an ambitious pilot, ready to fire all his ammo inside the jaws of horror! Take your space Jet and save our planet. Discover the reason why the aliens are attacking and experience a mysterious story behind this attack.
Insane and delightful
Insanely scary graphics, with a pointer to sci-fi films of the 80s and 90s, set in a credible alien world, Remote Life will suck the player into the atmosphere of the game and create excitement with background music and sound effects that summon a nice balance to the pending chaos that unfolds.
“For Remote Life, I tried not to be inspired by any specific game. That ensures its uniqueness in this genre. I don’t think that producing clones of other games is a great challenge. This allowed me to have a free mindset, and you can see that, especially in the weapon system that is quite unique for shmups. Another thing that you do not see usually is the autosave of level progress. This allows you to finish the game in a longer timeline and does not force you to play ‘restless’ the entire day. There are so many other features on offer”.
said Developer, Mario Malagrino
To defeat each Final Boss on each level in this way the players progress until they arrive at the centre of HIVE. Mainly because, only from the centre of the Alien Hive, humans can launch a big missile and destroy the Hive. There are also special levels where the pilot (gamer) has to escort bigger vehicles that are carrying items that are needed to win this war. All these great features make sure that the game is really a great challenge every time you play without being boring or repetitive.
- Aggressive, smart, and ceaseless enemy attacks
- Use your brain to select the right weapons – there are lots
- Fabulous auto-save function
- Unlock other spaceships that are faster and better suited
- Special Missions
- Guns galore with their own attributes
- 16 levels with great final bosses
- Mid-level bosses
- 4 difficulty levels
- OnScreen frame rate to impress
Remote Life has been released on all console platforms, including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch, priced at a must-have $18.99 / €17.99 / £14.99.