Armed and Gelatinous launched on Kickstarter

Steam Early Access version of the bullet hell shooter on sale now.

A fan favorite from PAX Aus and PAX South, Armed and Gelatinous, the fast-paced bullet-hell space-shooter quickly reached 50% of its goal after the announcement the inclusion of an online-multiplayer component that is already up and running. Nearing completion after four years in development, the development studio has asked Kickstarter to provide them with one final push to help bring the game to market.

Rob Howland, the game’s designer and programmer said of the game:

“It’s been an uphill battle getting the game to where it is today. I am very proud of what we’ve managed to accomplish without a publisher and I’m excited to see how far we can take the game with Kickstarter’s help.”

Armed And Gelatinous

With both the local and online multiplayer gameplay already completed, the main purpose for the crowdfunding campaign is to help polish up the game’s user interface and back-end systems such as cloud saving and online leaderboards. A large portion of the game has already been completed, but as Rob Howland, game designer and programmer says:

“A number of smaller, behind-the-scenes development tasks have been left for last in favor of polishing our gameplay and making it super fun. These little mundane tasks piled up and unfortunately must be completed before we launch the game.”

The Kickstarter campaign for Armed and Gelatinous is aiming to raise £8,563, of which 31 backers have already raised £4,368. For a pledge of £7 you’ll receive an key for the Early Access version of the game (which can also be bought on the Armed and Gelatinous Steam page for the same price), which the developers promise will be converted into a full retail version of the game once it’s complete towards the end of this year. The game will also be launched on PS4 and Xbox One.