A downloadable game for Windows


Context

Swirl W@tch takes stealth infiltration to a fresh new setting. In the dense atmosphere of Cloud 2 ships can only detect each other by laser light or by listening to engine noises and sonar echoes. The perfect environment to bring down your corporate oppressors by sabotaging their orbital installations.

Action

Play with your prey as the guards and you slip in and out of stealth. Tail ships, intercept communications, set traps and ambush unsuspecting vessels with precision strikes. Or incapacitate and board them to gain intel, funds and prisoners to exchange for new Swirl Watch members. Discover and exploit the numerous guard behaviors, all generously telegraphed by your ships predictive tactics AI. Complete different objectives across multiple zones, but always watch your noise circles and lidar profile. Unlike you, CorPo doesn’t take prisoners.

Devices

Gaining the public support of Cloud 2 by capturing vessels and freeing their crew’s servants from “mandatory internships” (indentured servitude). Grow the Swirl W@tch movement to unlock new weapons, gadgets, ships and passives. Spend your deployment budget on custom loadouts that can include any item available, or go in with less equipment and raid production facilities for cheaper, random gear.

Swirl W@tch is in active development and is planned to release in late 2022.  

The game also has an original game jam prototype called Swirl W@tch: Perimeter that you can play for free here on itch, but the final version of Swirl W@tch itself will be vastly different.

This game is part of the Hyperspace Anthology, together with ---Red---Tether-->. The Hyperspace Anthology is planned to include several top down space games that share a similar artstyle and perspective, but explore widely different genres.

The game also takes place in the same universe as Hyperspace Dogfights.
Music is will be custom made by Rrrrroze Azerty.  Palette is Funky Future 8 by @Shamaboy11

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows
Release date in 78 days
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1)
Authorsleeper_games
GenreAction
Made withGIMP, GDevelop, Audacity
TagsAtmospheric, immersive-sim, Roguelite, scifi, Space, Stealth, Top down shooter, underwater
Average sessionAbout an hour
LanguagesEnglish

Download

Download
Swirl Watch Alpha 1 Windows.zip 311 MB

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