Laser Disco Defenders Grooves Onto PS Vita This Year

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Laser Disco Defenders Grooves Onto PS Vita This Year

Calling all dance commanders across the spacetime continuum! My name is Alexander Birke and I run the indie studio Out Of Bounds. Together with my publisher Excalibur Games I have been looking forward to announcing the groovy, procedural, twin-stick, laser-dodging, bullet hellish, disco-infused hodgepodge that I call Laser Disco Defenders.

On a stage, in a galaxy far far away…

The Intergalactic music contest is in full swing to decide who will win the mighty Mirror Moon. Whoever holds it can project their music across the galaxy and affect billions so a lot is at stake. Unfortunately the evil Lord Monotone has stolen it and is using it to wreak havoc on countless unsuspecting civilizations across the cosmos. Your task is to help the Disco Defenders fight their way to Monotone and get the Mirror Moon out of his cold, steel hands.

The game is inspired by the science fiction and music of the late 70s. After the success of Star Wars a supernova of cheap, hilarious knock offs came out and even disco music — the pulse of the decade — started to use space themes and sound effects.

Laser Disco Defenders on PS VitaLaser Disco Defenders on PS Vita

Dodge lasers, stay alive!

Every shot fired bounces around the level indefinitely and also hurts you.

To start with this is easy but as you progress it quickly becomes a challenge to avoid your own shots when dodging your way towards the portal to the next level.

Murder on the procedural dancefloor.

Not knowing what the next level will look and play like is a great way to keep a gaming experience fresh and that’s why I have chosen this approach for Laser Disco Defenders.

The game will feature both an endless score based mode and a story mode where you have to survive a certain amount of caves before you can take back the Mirror Moon from Lord Monotone.

Laser Disco Defenders on PS Vita

Dude, nice rags!

Disco is all about bringing the most outrageous outfit to the dance floor. Choose what accessory, outfit, and shoes to wear into the game. Each item changes how you play and even looks different for each character.

I hope you are as excited for this game as I was making it. I have wanted to make my own games for a long time and having one of them now coming out on PS Vita is something I’m looking very much forward to. Hit me up on Twitter and visit the dev blog if you want to follow me on this groovy journey.

And if you have an idea for a cool outfit or have any questions let me know in the comments.

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  • Sounds interesting. I’ll keep an eye out for this one. Anyone continuing to support the Vita is also welcome.

    • Hi NEOMERCER thanks for your interest in Laser Disco Defenders. With the dual analog sticks and shoulder buttons the Vita is a natural fit for the game so it was an obvious choice to get the game on it :)

  • Day 1 buy here.. Thanks so much for supporting VITA

  • Vita supporters get my vote and day 1 purchase out of the gate!

  • That looks like a pretty neat little game. If it controls as well as, say, Pixeljunk Shooter, it should definitely be a fun time. Certainly has a great soundtrack judging by that trailer :)

    Is it gonna be PSTV compatible?

    • Hi VinsanityV21 when we have demoed game at various events people have complimented the controls. It’s one of the most important things to get right in an action game in my opinion so I have spent a lot of time on that aspect of the game. By choosing different shoes for your character you can also customize the movement so you can choose what suits your own play style.

      We are currently not planning on doing a PSTV version and given Sony has stopped the production of them I don’t think it’s something we will do but you never know. We have put a lot of effort into getting the game optimized for the Vita so it might make sense to release it for PSTV but it is something we have to look into.

  • Looks quite fun with a unique twist.

    Also, kudos on producing an excellent trailer!

    • Thanks! It takes a surprising amount of time to put together but we are very happy with the result as well :)

  • An exclusive vita game? Finally.

    Now if we could just get a release date for Severed.

  • Will definitely be look forward to this game!

  • Day 1 buy for me, thanks for supporting Vita

  • Will there be a custom soundtrack option for this game? Usually, I don’t care… but this game BEGS for this tune to be played at some point:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT2daisxdvA

    LOVE the art style and trailer – can’t wait to review this one!

    g.

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