It was mentioned on the blog previously (I can’t remember exactly where) that 2014 was shaping up to be a good year for independent/small developments in the arcade sector. Today, Coate Games has shared some details with us on a unique new arcade game they are prepping for launch sometime this year.
Called Flytrap, this game originally made an appearance on the Xbox 360 Indie program but now it will be around just for arcades. The premise is certainly different – the creator of the game, Adam Coate describes it this way: ““Flytrap is 2 player Galaga type game in which the player controls a venus flytrap who wields a high pressure water cannon. The player shoots enemies (who spawn along the horizon and move towards the player) to stun them, and then finishes them off by inhaling them Kirby-style. Eat enemies to earn extra lives, and defend them from enemies.” Instead of a traditional joystick, this uses a spinner/knob and supports two players.
The game recently made it’s debut appearance at the Denver Comic Con 2014 event; it had been on test in at a Colorado arcade venue or two previously. Here is the Comic Con appearance:
And here is some direct footage of the game:
And here are some pictures of the final production cabinet. A price wasn’t given yet nor distribution details but once available I will be sure to share here.