Fans of 2D shooters tend to look to indie studios these days to get their fix. Developer Persistent Studios have been working on Boiling Bolt and are just about ready to share an alpha version with the world.
Boiling Bolt is a gorgeous 2D sidescrolling shooter with 3D graphics. Playable in single or multiplayer, you’ll be able to dodge copious bullets, gain passive skills, and utilize slow motion to dodge bullets.
The game enters itch.io Refinery at the price of $6.99. Basically, this is a system similar to Steam Early Access. The developers expect to add features like new levels and modes before a planned full release in December.