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Play as an LHC Sub-Atomic Particle in Twin Stick Shooter, “Quark”

Posted on April 29, 2015

Indie game developer Iron Dynamite recently introduced its rhythm-influenced twin stick shooter to Steam's Greenlight service, receiving early praise from Greenlight commenters. The game, aptly called “Quark,” places players into the 'body' of a sub-atomic particle that dwells within the Large Hadron Collider; our heroic Quark particle is assaulted by sub-atomic enemies, but makes use of stun blasts and detonation (AoE explosion) mechanics for defense.

Critical to the game, background jazz gains tempo and aggression as the game progresses, ultimately dictating the frequency of enemy waves. In a press release, Iron Dynamite stated the following:

“The whole point of Quark is to out maneuver the enemies and cause chain reactions to stay alive, get a better score, and power up your charge meter in order to unleash a slew of devastating super weapons.”

Iron Dynamite presently suggests upwards of ten “super weapons” in its title, further annotating an “all-original jazz-electro soundtrack.”

But, perhaps most importantly, the game's marketing language promises “pretty colors and explosions.” Sounds good to us.

Learn more about Quark (and cast your Greenlight votes) here:

A free demo of the game is available here.

- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.