PRtoday.net kindly informed me about this:
SHMUP-DEV, a community site based on shoot ’em ups, announced today the end of their very first competition, labeled “Horizontal Shooter with BOSS!” and bagged in a cluster bomb full of action packed games!
Shoot over to www.shmup-dev.com/hcontest and check out reviews, screenshots, and play some great shooters! Even the lower ranked ones are a blast, so dont miss out!!
I checked the site, and tried few of the entries. Most obvious choice could have been the TOP 3, but I wanted to browse some of the other entries… The 9th entry got my attention. I simply couldn’t resist the graphics of this game, had to try it.
Here’s the pic I saw:
(Even though it’s bit blurry, the graphics style got my attention – it felt positively different compared to other entries)
The game visuals matter. Good graphics don’t suggest that the game is good, but (good/interesting/weird/different) graphics might be the reason why people download your game in the first place (especially if they haven’t heard about it before).