What is Beekyr Reloaded about?
Beekyr Reloaded is an hardcore cuteem up game (shootem up with bees). The game breaks molds, moving away from the typical STG game, avoiding the space theme mixing vertical and horizontal scrolling stages with fun game mechanics. Each stage is very different from the previous: one level we could be fighting poisonous scorpions, another defending the hive collecting pollen, dodging bee-eaters, raiding dark caves protected by the most evil of wasps: Hornets.
Mold-breaking theme: Based in the treacherous world of insects.
Shmup first-play friendly gameplay: Novice mode and Generic Shoot'em up/STG Tutorial to enable new players understand and enjoy all shmup games.
Horizontal and Vertical stages with very different game formats!
17 cool bosses to fight
Tons of secrets: multiple playable characters, multiple endings, unlockable stages / worlds, retro visual effects.
Real co-op multiplayer mode
Enormous re-playability: 4 different stage combinations that might offer from 18 to 29 stages. Depending on game events / difficulty mode
Global rank system, achievements
Natural hazards in each level (storms, waterfalls, wind, rocks, darkness...)
Powerups system. Innovatives Bee-squad bomb and Bee-swarm flock attack!
Novice: (19 Stages)Learn how to play a shootem up game (a.k.a shmup) and get ready for the real action.
Arcade: (25 Stages)Play the game at its original difficulty designed to have you playing for hours to reach a total completed game.
Bullet hell: (28 Stages)Play the game similar to a bullet hell game, plus some extra levels.
Expert: (28 Stages)Play the game harder and with some extra levels.
Elite: (18 Stages)Play the game even harder, beat the game and receive at home a reward from Kaleidogames if you are one of the first few to accomplish it.
As a quite successful indie developer (Dead Age, Grotesque Tactics, Holy Avatar) I like to play other indie games, because in the big flood of games of Steam many small indie pearls go down. Game is bought by yourself. Beekyr Reloaded reminds you first of Apidya on the Amiga and you can even unlock the character. I can think of other similar games like R-Type or Gradius. Beekyr Reloaded definitely deserves more attention and is one of the better shoot em ups on Steam. Unfortunately, the market for Shoot Em Ups is quite small. You don't even want to know what the sales figures of such games look like. . It's too bad, so if you want to play these games, go for it.