Topware Interactive have today announced the creation of a website for upcoming twin-stick shooting/colour matching game Transcripted, offering a hugely updated version of the 2 year-old game of the same name.
Framing itself as a nightmare scenario in which a new, unknown virus is threatening to destroy the entire human race, Transcripted is an interesting blend of two wildly different yet immensely popular aspects of casual arcade titles – the Twin-Stick Shooter and the Match-Three Colour Puzzle.
Players are tasked with taking command of the nana-probe – a tiny drone that can penetrate deep into an infected person’s body – and wage war directly on a new and terrifying virus enemy. To do this, the probe first turns its weapons upon the many tumorous masses the virus sets on it – this being the twin-stick portion of the gameplay. You’ll face foes aping many of the genre’s mainstays, such as enemies that will ram you or fire set patterns of bullets. After vanquishing a few of these, the colour matching comes in. As enemies are destroyed they release coloured blocks, the same as the ones that are continuously streaming along the top or bottom (depending on the stage) of the arena. You then pick these blocks up and fire them at the streaming blocks, hoping to match enough to defeat the virus.